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Monday, October 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Blazes, crashes keep Spokane Valley fire crews busy

A home on Wellesley Avenue near East Valley High School burned down for a second time Sunday. A cause has not yet been determined, said Spokane Valley Fire Department Assistant …


Old farmhouse lost in 12-acre brush fire

A three-alarm brush fire dominated the week of Sept. 13-19 for the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The fast moving fire in the 6100 block of North Harvard Road was reported …


Driver in Valley has near-miss with auto wheel

A woman avoided disaster last Saturday when a tire and wheel came off a car on the freeway and nearly landed in her lap. The woman was heading east, and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, 5:25 p.m.

Smoke hangs over Spokane region

Smoke from a large wildfire on the north side of Spokane Valley has filled the air with an obvious haze this afternoon. The fire was knocked down and under control …


Spokane Valley Fire crews see spike in calls

The Spokane Valley Fire Department didn’t respond to many unusual calls in the week ending Wednesday, but there were a lot of them. Crews responded to 222 calls, which is …


Squirrel’s misstep causes fire, power outage

It was lights out for a squirrel as well as for several residents after an unfortunate incident near 32nd Avenue and University Road at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The squirrel apparently …


Uptick in fire calls leads to busy week

A flurry of fire calls kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews hopping the week of Aug. 2-8. The 254 calls received during the week were again above normal, bumped up …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 4:14 p.m.

Medical Lake brush fire under control; no homes lost

Crews are battling a brush fire that’s threatening homes near the intersection of Brooks and Minnie in Medical Lake.


Makeshift smoker burns barns, trailer

An old refrigerator made into a smoker caused $60,000 in damage to two barns and a travel trailer in the 5700 block of North Drury Road on May 19. The …


Kids and fire keep Valley crews busy

Children and teens playing with fire resulted in several calls to the Spokane Valley Fire Department again during the week of May 3-Wednesday and it may have something to do …


42 firefighters battle blast, fire at medical building

There was a dramatic increase in arson in the Spokane Valley area the week of Sept. 15-Wednesday and Spokane Valley firefighters also battled a large fire in a medical office …


Fires, intoxicated rivergoer keep crews occupied

A long list of brush fires and suspicious fires topped the week of Aug. 18-24 for crews with the Spokane Valley Fire Department. “We don’t know how they started,” said …


UPDATED: Wed., July 27, 2011, 8:16 p.m.

Beacon Hill fire started at Minnehaha Park

Spokane fire crews are on the scene of brush fire at Beacon Hill, near Minnehaha Park at Euclid Avenue and Havana Street.


Brush fire rages in wind in Lincoln County

Fire being whipped by 25 mph winds was raging across western Lincoln County this afternoon, and state crews were being dispatched to the fire to help local fire crews.


Crews respond to brush fire in west Spokane

Crews from Spokane County Fire District 10 and the state Department of Natural Resources are on the scene of a small brush fire in west Spokane.


Crews respond to fire near Liberty Park

Spokane Fire crews now have control of a brush fire on the east side of Liberty Park near Sixth and Magnolia.


Crews respond to fire near Camp Sekani

Firefighters put out a small brush fire today in the vicinity of Camp Sekani along East Upriver Drive, the second brush fire in the area this week.


Fire chief killed in ATV rollover

Investigators are continuing to look into the death of a rural Franklin County fire chief killed while fighting a brush fire Wednesday in Adams County.


Overnight Liberty Lake blaze hit timber, destroyed shed

A fire in timber and brush in an older section of Liberty Lake threatened to cause an evacuation of residents early today, but firefighters brought the blaze under control quickly …


Kids fireworks turn into arson investigation

Fireworks are believed to have caused a wild fire that forced officials to close part of Northwest Boulevard today after the blaze threatened at least one home.


Crews knock down brush fire

Firefighters converged Tuesday afternoon on a brush fire that started small but quickly charged toward numerous homes just north of Spokane. The blaze was first described as 6 feet by …