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Grease fire destroyed mobile home near Indian Canyon

Kay Workman started Tuesday morning like he always does. He woke up, shuffled his way into the kitchen and started making breakfast. Except this morning, in the middle of cooking bacon and toast, nature called and he had to use the bathroom. He wasn’t gone more than three or four minutes, he said, but when he returned to the kitchen, awaiting him was a stove fire.

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.

Airway Heights fire levy fails

The Airway Heights Fire Department’s proposed levy to fund emergency medical service has been rejected by voters.

Airway Heights fire to ask voters for EMS support

The Airway Heights Fire Department is asking voters to approve a levy of about 10 cents per day on a $150,000 home to pay for the increasing cost of responding to emergency medical service calls. “The city of Airway Heights has never had an EMS levy,” said Fire Chief Mitch Metzger. “All I’m doing is asking the citizens to pay for that service.”

Two West Plains departments need more volunteer firefighters

It’s easy to understand why most children are fascinated by fire trucks: they are big and loud and come with flashing lights and all kinds of cool gadgets, hoses and ladders. And there is something special about firefighters and how they save people from all kinds of perilous situations – and of course, put out fires. Here’s an opportunity for those who never got a chance to live their firefighter dream: The Airway Heights Fire Department and Fire District 10 are looking for volunteers – applications are due Jan. 27.

Fireworks ban extinguishes fun for some revelers

With new restrictions on the use of fireworks within city limits this year, Airway Heights has lost its spark. The West Plains city was the last within Spokane County to allow “safe and sane” devices in parks and city streets until the City Council voted last month to ban fireworks from public areas.

Blaze leaves family homeless

A family of six was left homeless Tuesday after a fire destroyed their Airway Heights home.