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Apartment fire kills 2 despite ‘very heroic’ rescue efforts

At least two people died and dozens, including three firefighters, were injured after an explosion and large fire at an apartment complex in a Maryland suburb of Washington and searchers are looking for up to seven people who were still unaccounted for, authorities said Thursday.

Red Cross assisting families displaced by Airway Heights apartment fire

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents of about 10 apartment units who were displaced by a fire Sunday evening in Airway Heights. Crews were called to an apartment building at 1522 S. Lawson Street about 7:20 p.m. Sunday. When Airway Heights firefighters arrived, flames were visible from three apartment units, said Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitch Metzger.

Indian Trail residents pan proposed apartment complex

Hundreds of people gathered in a North Spokane church Wednesday evening to vent their frustration with the increased traffic associated with a proposed new apartment complex on Indian Trail Road.

Fire in north Spokane apartment caused by candle

Most the residents in a north Spokane apartment building displaced by fire Wednesday night have been allowed back. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. at 727 E. Glass Avenue.

Planned apartments near GU have Stockton family tie

A vacant lot within walking distance of Gonzaga University soon will be the site of a four-story retail and apartment building geared toward graduate students and young professionals. The 88,000-square-foot Matilda Building, 1002 N. Hamilton St., will feature three floors of upscale apartments above one floor of retail spaces. Developer Kent Hull said one business, an unnamed but “pretty well-known” coffee shop, intends to sign a lease for 5,000 square feet.

Two boys perish in Colville fire

COLVILLE – A fire that consumed an apartment building killed two children early Friday. Neighbors reported hearing a blast followed by a series of smaller explosions at the apartment, 471 N. Cedar St. in Colville, shortly after 1:30 a.m. Portions of the wooden, two-story building already were engulfed in flames when Colville firefighters arrived, authorities said.

Fire burns top floor of apartments near GU

Fire burned the top floor of a three-story apartment building near Gonzaga University, sending thick clouds of smoke into the neighborhood Thursday afternoon as temperatures reached 100 degrees. Jessica Schilling, who lives in one of the upper apartments on the third floor, said she didn’t know about the fire until someone banged on her door. She said she didn’t think, she just ran.

Cell phone battery explosion starts Post Falls fire

POST FALLS, Idaho – Authorities said an exploding cell phone battery started a fire at a Post Falls senior living apartment Saturday. Officials said it happened at an apartment on E 19th Avenue near Keystone Court around 8:00 p.m. A woman told Post Falls Police she was trying to replace the sim card on her cell phone.

Fire roundup: Apartment fire blamed on recessed lighting

The cause of a two-alarm apartment fire in Spokane Valley last month appears to have been caused by a recessed light in the ceiling of an apartment, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. Insulation had built up around the light and it couldn’t vent like it was designed to do, said Clifford.

Spokane Valley apartment fire leaves one man with minor burns

A two-alarm apartment fire in Spokane Valley sent one man to the hospital with minor burns Wednesday afternoon. The Spokane Valley Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 12623 E. Broadway Ave. at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday after the resident of a third-floor apartment awoke to find flames on his balcony.