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Spokane Valley fire roundup: Natural gas leak displaces Liberty Lake apartment residents

The Spokane Valley Fire Department on Nov. 5 assisted in containing a large natural gas leak in Liberty Lake that displaced some apartment residents for more than a day.


Fire roundup: Crews find resident burning dresser in backyard fire pit

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from Oct. 8 to Oct. 21, many of which involved unauthorized fires started by residents.


Fire roundup: Valley crews respond to call of man in river; passing boat pulls him on board

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of a man in the Spokane River on Aug. 6 near the Denny Ashlock Bridge.


Valley fire roundup: Homeowner sets fire to renter’s locked door

The Spokane Valley Fire Department was busy from June 11 to June 24 responding to several motor vehicle accidents, unauthorized burning calls and a report of a residence fire set …


Fire roundup: Mysterious explosion on North Sunnydale Drive in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a mysterious explosion followed by a brush fire reported by residents on June 9.


Multiple city crews rescue pair stranded in tree in Spokane River

Spokane Valley fire incidents and other reports for the period May 21 to June 3.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Vehicle strikes man from behind, leaves scene

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from April 16-29 involving a cooking fire and three motor vehicle accidents resulting in nonlife-threatening injuries.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 11:33 p.m.

Fire roundup: 71-year-old pedestrian survives being hit on N. Pines Road

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls this week, including a pedestrian-vehicle accident.


Fire roundup: Crews battle fires at Kaiser Aluminum plant, apartment complex

The Spokane Valley Fire Department battled two major fires last week at the Kaiser Aluminum plant and an apartment complex in which a resident received second-degree burns.


Fire roundup: Gas leak shuts down businesses, traffic on East Broadway in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week battled a natural gas leak that shut down several businesses and blocked off a section of Broadway Avenue between Wilbur and Pines roads …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Fire roundup: After three kitchen fires in Spokane Valley, fire department warns ‘keep an eye on what you fry’

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week responded to several calls including three cooking fires that occurred within a few days of each other.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Fire roundup: Spokane Valley crews busy with I-90 wreck, pursuit crash, hit pedestrian

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls the week of Feb. 12 to Feb. 18, including three motor vehicle accidents and reports of water leaks.


Fire roundup: Pines Village unit destroyed; signs of smoking and oxygen device found

The Spokane Valley Fire Department last week responded to several calls involving unauthorized burning, a report of gas siphoning from church vehicles and an elderly woman rescued from an apartment …


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Electrical panel, two clothes dryers were in flames

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week responded to several calls including two fires originating from clothes dryers and an electrical panel fire that knocked out power to 10 businesses …


Dog owners must handle some odor problems

A strange odor launched another hazardous materials response from the Spokane Valley Fire Department the week of Jan. 21-27, but it had nothing to do with broccoli this time. A …


Old-fashioned wiring, insulation start fire

A homeowner escaped what could have been a nasty fire last week when old wiring sparked a fire in the attic. Spokane Valley Fire was called to a home in …


Minor calls keep firefighters busy

The number of calls received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department in the last week was up a bit, but there were no major fires or serious injuries. Of the …


Hazardous material not cause of stench

A Liberty Lake family now has a funny story to tell after a natural gas smell in their home on Christmas Day turned out to me something entirely different. The …


Exhausted donkey ‘doing fine’ after fall into a well

The Spokane Valley Fire Department can count a very grateful donkey as one of its fans after the department’s technical rescue team pulled the animal from a well last week. …


Air quality factor in many fire calls

Stagnant air accounted for most of the fire calls last week in the Spokane Valley. The Spokane Valley Fire Department didn’t have a single actual fire among seven reports of …


Roof cave-ins keep firefighters busy

Fresh additions of rain and wet snow have been fatal to several businesses roofs in Spokane Valley in the last week, keeping Valley Fire hopping from call to call. There …


Fire calls include roof collapse

A lot of snow had fallen in Spokane Valley by mid-week, but it was light and fluffy snow that only resulted in one roof collapse. Valley Fire officials are dreading …