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It may still be spring, but the fire danger is increasing as grass, brush and other fuels dry out. The Spokane Valley Fire Department is among the departments in the area responding to an increasing number of calls for brush fires. So far most have been small and easily managed, but that could change.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department has put a new, larger swift water rescue boat into service that will allow crews to work more easily and safely to rescue people from the Spokane River when spring water flows are high and fast.
When Amanda Winchell started working at the Spokane Fire Department Training Center, she never thought her love of raising goats would intersect with her job as an office manager there.
Crews respond to a wide variety of calls, not just fires and medical issues. Firefighters with the Spokane Valley fire department, like other departments, regularly train for incidents that might occur only a handful of times a year. That includes training to rescue people from collapsed trenches.
A fire Wednesday morning burned through much of a Moran Prairie home that was unoccupied due to an ongoing renovation.
Unusually dry moss allowed for a wildfire that started Wednesday to spread 20 acres in Juliaetta, 30 miles northeast of Lewiston.
Firefighters with the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several major incidents the week of April 12-18, including rescuing a small dog from a house fire and putting out a chicken coop fire during which no chickens were injured.
Firefighters battled strong winds Sunday night as they fought to save a home from a brushfire south of Spokane.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department put out a garage fire Sunday morning near Dishman Hills.
The Spokane Valley Police Department does not yet know the cause of death.
This winter was good for mountain snowpack, but the valleys are relatively dry, fire chief Lonnie Rash said.
Firefighters were able to save a home from destruction when they responded to a report of a fire in the 10500 block of East 14th Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Students played a game of pick up basketball on the usually quiet courts at the old Jefferson Elementary School building while Sister Francis Marie watched from her classroom door.
A fire at an abandoned church near Kehoe park was quickly doused by firefighters Tuesday afternoon.
At least two residents of a 32-unit Spokane apartment complex were displaced Sunday by a fire caused by a candle placed “too close to combustibles,” according to the Spokane Fire Department.
Ukraine's leader has asked for a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Russian troop buildup across his country's border and the escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine, but the request has not been answered so far, his spokeswoman said Monday.
The blaze Saturday afternoon in Spokane Valley burned a back porch and attic, rendering a home on 14th Avenue uninhabitable.
The Evergreen State fared much better than the rest of the West this winter in terms of snowpack.
A duplex fire in north Spokane Wednesday night caused significant damage to not only the building but nearby cars, displaced the residents and left a cat dead.
It was a week of vehicle fires in the Spokane Valley area , with Spokane Valley Fire Department Crews responding to four such fires the week of March 26 to April 2.