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UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Tractor-trailer hauling hay catches fire that spreads to fields before crews contain the blaze

Sections of burned field and patches of hay lined South Betz Road in Cheney after a tractor-trailer hauling hay caught fire Tuesday afternoon.


Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

A fast-moving brush fire erupted near a huge amusement and water park in Southern California on Sunday, setting off panic and confusion as park visitors were first told to evacuate …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

1,000 acre brush fire prompts evacuations north of Soap Lake

A 1,000 acre fire prompted a Level 3 evacuation from an area north Soap Lake Saturday afternoon.


Brush fire near Lucas Road out, 14 vehicles destroyed

Selah Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lange said a brush fire that was contained to 300 acres has been put out, but there will still be smoke coming from parts of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

Spokane Valley firefighters investigating suspicious Spokane Valley brush fires

Firefighters are investigating a series of small brush fires that started near Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in northern Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Small fire in Dishman Hills quickly extinguished

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire on the northern edge of the Dishman Hills in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon.


Small brush fire reported on High Drive

A small brush fire broke out in the area of High Drive and 25th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

Second large brush fire along U.S. Highway 2 contained; evacuation orders lifted

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents living along Pend Oreille Road near U.S. Highway 2 in north Spokane County.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Highway 2 open again at Farwell Road after brush fire

A brush fire partially closed Highway 2 between Pittsburgh Street and Farwell Road just north of Spokane for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Brush fire threatens home in Stevens County

A wind driven brush fire was threatening one home near Addy in Stevens County Tuesday evening.


Brush fire near Spokane Valley YMCA quickly extinguished

A brush fire behind the Spokane Valley YMCA was put out quickly Friday after a heavy response by the Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources.


Arson suspected in 7 Spokane area brush fires

Fire investigators believe a rash of brush fires set early Monday morning in eastern Spokane and the Spokane Valley are the work of a serial arsonist.


UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2015, 5:58 p.m.

Highway 395 near Clayton open after brush fire

A fire burning between Clayton and Loon Lake shut down Highway 395 for several hours Wednesday afternoon before reopening around 6 p.m.


Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in most of Spokane County

Those who buy, sell or discharge fireworks illegally face up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.


Firefighters respond to several illegal burns

A burn ban is in place that makes bonfires and fires in fire pits illegal, but that apparently hasn’t stopped people from lighting a match. One of several illegal outdoor …


Early fire season prompts burn bans across Eastern Washington

City, county and state officials are tightening fire restrictions due to hot and dry conditions across Eastern Washington. The restrictions come after a rash of wildfires that have sprung up …


Crews still knocking down Greenwood brush fire

Firefighters are still working to contain the brush fire that sent a pillar of smoke into the sky Thursday afternoon in a heavily wooded area near Indian Canyon Golf …


Winds fan 150-acre fire in southwest Spokane County

The fire season jumped out of the starting gate early Saturday afternoon with a 150-acre wildland fire near Downs Lake in the far southwestern corner of Spokane County. Gusty winds …


New brush fire in Fire District 8

Spokane County Fire District 8 responded to two-alarm brush fire Friday afternoon but it is not believed to be related to a recent string of nearly 20 arson fires set …


Thunderstorm downs lines, fuels fires in Spokane region

A thunderstorm that thrust a giant dust cloud across Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Tuesday evening largely spared the areas hit hard in the last two storms on July …


Neighbors, workers help douse Liberty Lake fire

A road construction crew and neighbors saved the day for one homeowner recently whose deck caught on fire. The fire was reported in the 500 block of South Shoreline Drive …


UPDATED: Tue., July 29, 2014, 8 a.m.

Fire below High Drive spurs neighbors, fire crews, aircraft into action

Sharon Anderson looked out the window of her South Hill home Monday afternoon to see a plume of smoke rising from the woods just beyond her deck. “I yelled ‘Fire!’ …


Valley Fire bans open burning

Brush fires have been popping up all over Spokane Valley, a concern in the current hot and dry conditions. The Spokane Valley Fire Department declared a burn ban Thursday for …


Flag burning sets sledding hill afire

An early morning walker in Valley Mission Park on Aug. 16 reported finding the remains of a burned flag in the grass on top of the sledding hill east of …


Fatal crashes among calls

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to two traffic fatalities the week of Aug. 1-7, both on Wednesday. There was a minor accident around 8 a.m. near the Sprague Avenue …


Fires flare throughout district

It was another busy time full of brush fires and house fires the week of July 23-31, but Spokane Valley Fire Department crews also fit in a few of the …


Brush, home fires keep crews busy

A slew of fires and a chemical spill topped an extremely busy week of 279 calls for the Spokane Valley Fire Department from July 18-24. Crews were called to storage …


Crews respond to minor fires, injuries

Spokane Valley Fire Marshal Kevin Miller would like to share a few words with thieves who have been stealing the brass fittings used to hook fire hoses up to businesses’ …


Firefighters battle two small blazes

Firefighters battled two fires Monday, including a blaze at Liberty Park near the Ben Burr Trial.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2013, 6:10 p.m.

Damaged power line ignites three brush fires

Flames are burning across a weed-filled slope southwest of Spokane, sending smoke billowing across Interstate 90.