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Woman injured in Moses Lake car fire

A Moses Lake woman was badly burned in a car fire after her acquaintance tried filling a garbage can full of gas in the back seat.

Fire roundup: Driver headed to mechanic watches his 4-Runner burn

A man was able to save himself from his burning vehicle the morning of Dec. 9, but his truck was a total loss. The man was driving his Toyota 4-Runner in the area of Pines Road and Trent Avenue. He was having mechanical issues and losing power, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Marshal Kevin Miller.

Liberty Lake fire crews extinguish string of vehicle blazes

A few odd vehicle fires kept the Spokane Valley Fire Department busy the week of Oct. 6-12. A semitruck pulling an empty flatbed trailer pulled over at the weigh station on Interstate 90 near Stateline the evening of Oct. 6 when the driver noticed his truck was on fire. The truck had just filled up with fuel in Post Falls, said Fire Marshal Kevin Miller.

Faulty fuel system sets antique car on fire

A faulty fuel system led to the destruction of an antique car in Spokane Valley this week. Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were called to the 2300 block of South Old Farm Lane on March 7 on the report of a car fire.

Suspected arson car fire

Spokane Fire Department investigators suspect arson in a car that was found burning in an alley behind a house at 4417 N. Cedar Street Wednesday morning Aug. 1, 2012. The car owner had been unaware the Honda Civic had been stolen until contacted by police.

Post Falls worker dead in car fire

A man reportedly suffering a diabetic reaction was found dead this morning inside his burned car along Seltice Way in Post Falls.

Busy week for Valley Fire Department

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a whopping 247 calls the week of June 9-15, nearly 50 more than usual. The increase was mostly in fires and medical calls, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford. The one major fire of the week was reported in the 1200 block of South Liberty Road in Liberty Lake on Tuesday. A fire started in the engine of a car parked in front of an attached garage. “It burned really hot and extended to the surrounding bushes and the garage,” Clifford said. The front end of the car was severely damaged. “The dash was all burnt and melted and falling to the floor.” There wasn’t a lot of fire damage to the inside of the house, he said.

Driver ‘very, very lucky’ in collision with big rig

A Deer Park woman is lucky to be alive after her car got wedged underneath a semitrailer on Interstate 90 on Tuesday. According to the Washington State Patrol, Kathleen Schroeder, 49, was driving east near the Argonne exit in the center lane when a semi in the right lane merged into her lane. Schroeder swerved left to avoid the semi, but then swerved back to the right to miss the concrete divider, said assistant fire marshal Bill Clifford of the Spokane Valley Fire Department. She lost control and ended up underneath the truck, an empty potato hauler. Schroeder only received minor injuries. “I don’t see how that didn’t kill somebody,” Clifford said. “She got very, very lucky.”