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Tuesday, October 27, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Valley Fire adds two female recruits

In the last 20 years, the Spokane Valley Fire Department hasn’t had any women firefighters in the department. That changed this summer, when the department signed on two women firefighters as part of a group of 14 new recruits.

Fire roundup: Large shed engulfed in flames

A couple of larger fires kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy the week of July 27 to Aug. 2, with a few brush fires making their appearance as well as the weather turned hot and dry.

Fire roundup: Spokane Valley crews douse blaze at restaurant

A quick response from the Spokane Valley Fire Department limited damage to the Pentagon Bistro at 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane in Liberty Lake after a fire was discovered shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday. Several people called to report seeing flames on an outside wall. When firefighters arrived, they found flames at the northeast corner of the restaurant going up into the eaves. Crews were able to limit the damage to the exterior of the restaurant, said department spokeswoman Julie Happy.