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Residents of a home near North Sargent Road and East Valleyway Avenue called 911 after waking up to the smell of smoke on Thursday morning.
After a two-year gap, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has welcomed a new chaplain to the ranks, the Rev. Aaron McNally. McNally, an experienced chaplain, also has the distinction of being a volunteer firefighter.
Two people were injured in an apartment fire battled by crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department on Sept. 28 and a teenage girl was arrested at the scene by Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies on suspicion that she set the fire.
A kitchen fire Tuesday night at Krispy Kreme in Spokane Valley left the business with minor damage.
Three residents of a home that caught fire north of Millwood early Monday escaped without injury.
Backyard fires and cooking fires kept crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department busy the week of Sept. 21-27, but it was a leaking gas can that caused the most issues.
A teenager faces attempted murder charges after she admitted to setting fire to her family’s apartment in Spokane Valley.
False fire alarms and reports of fires that could not be found during what was largely a smoky, hazy week kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy the week of Sept. 14-20.
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.
A structure fire in the 10900 block of East 23rd Avenue was sparked by a charging vape pen hidden under some bedding, according to fire investigators.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an uptick of reports driven in large part by 335 emergency medical service calls, plus 28 fire responses.
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 departments across Spokane County adopted aggressive masking and quarantine strategies early in the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as cases continue to spike among the general public, first responders are crediting those policies for keeping their crews safe, even as they encounter dangerous situations.
A display home at a mobile home business caught fire just before 6 p.m. on July 11, one of dozens of calls the Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to the week of July 6-12.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department respond to steady reportes of structure blazes
Spokane Valley Fire crews responded to three significant structure fires during the last week of May
A barn on North Starr Road in the Otis Orchards area was destroyed after it caught fire Monday morning, killing several chickens.
The fire was reported in a burn barrel behind the station at 1220 N. Barker Road. No firefighters were injured fighting the blaze and an employee exited the business safely, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.
A fire that engulfed a detached shop in Spokane Valley early Saturday morning spread to a nearby house and an RV parked in its driveway.
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.