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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

2 teens arrested in library fire that killed firefighter

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting a blaze at a public library in central California that left a firefighter dead and another missing, officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Spokane firefighters extinguish fire at historic downtown apartment building

A fire broke out around 9 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of an apartment building located at 1229 W. Riverside Ave. in Spokane.


Spokane Valley firefighters responded to mobile home fire as neighbors tried to extinguish it with garden hoses

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a mobile home fire Friday afternoon as neighbors tried to extinguish it with garden hoses. The homeowners weren’t there, but a dog died from the …


Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that “we didn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Fire damages Post Falls steakhouse GW Hunters

Kootenai County firefighters responded at 4:17 p.m. to GW Hunters at 615 N. Spokane St. near Interstate 90. KHQ reported no one was inside the restaurant at the time.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Coeur d’Alene businesses step up to assist those displaced by structure fire

“I firmly believe in community over competition,” said one local business owner who has offered to help displaced tenants of the burned building at Fourth Street and Lakeside Avenue.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Fire causes roof collapse in downtown Coeur d’Alene, displaces 6 businesses

Six downtown Coeur d’Alene businesses are without a home and with uncertain futures after fire ripped through their building at Fourth Street and Lakeside Avenue early Monday.


Spokane firefighter treated for minor injury after helping extinguish South Hill fire

A Spokane firefighter received a minor injury while fighting a fire on the South Hill early Saturday morning.


Renovation chief: Notre Dame Cathedral is not saved yet

The French general overseeing the reconstruction of fire-devastated Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is not saved yet because there’s still a risk its vaulted ceilings might collapse.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Spokane Valley Fire Department responds to 2nd apartment fire in 6 hours

The Spokane Valley Fire Department to its second apartment fire in six hours after a blaze broke out on a third floor balcony.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Dog killed, six displaced by Spokane Valley apartment fire

An early morning apartment fire in Spokane Valley killed a dog and displaced six people, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Apes, monkeys among 30 animals killed in German zoo fire

A fire raced through a zoo in western Germany in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Hillyard man dies after couch catches fire

A man was found dead in his Hillyard home Tuesday afternoon after an unreported couch fire the night before.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 15, 2019

Basement fire causes damage at residential addiction recovery center in Spokane overnight Saturday

An automatic fire alarm was triggered just before 7 p.m. at Spokane Addiction Recovery Services, 1403 W. Seventh Ave. No injuries were reported.


Man receives critical burns in Browne’s Addition RV fire on Saturday evening

The man received his injuries attempting to rescue a dog from the fire, according to firefighters. The dog died in the incident.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Space heater caused house fire that killed dog in Coeur d’Alene

The family evacuated after noticing the fire, but the dog died and its body was recovered by firefighters, according to the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department. The family’s cat also went …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Spokane Valley firefighters knock down duplex fire

Firefighters doused a house fire Monday afternoon on the 700 block of North Steen Street in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

House fire in Nevada Heights neighborhood blamed on improperly installed wood-burning stove

Firefighters were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the home in the 1100 block of East Broad Avenue, in the Nevada Heights neighborhood, according to a news release from the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Fire damages home in Spokane Valley

A house fire Tuesday evening in Spokane Valley was quickly contained by fire crews after a family evacuated the home.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Vacant home in north Spokane lost to fire Tuesday morning

Spokane County Fire District 4 and 9 crews were dispatched to a fully engulfed home off of North Dalton Road at about 5:20 a.m. The home was reportedly a total …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Sprinklers contain commercial fire in Spokane Valley that originated near large oven

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at the Spokane Industrial Park Monday evening after a Powdertech employee smelled smoke inside their building. Spokane Valley Fire officials …


A year after deadly fire, Paradise pauses to remember

One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the town, local officials in Paradise, California, are asking people to pause for 85 seconds beginning at 11:08 …


Overnight fire burns garage in the Shadle neighborhood of north Spokane

A fire in the 5000 block of North Stevens Street destroyed a garage and parked car, but no injuries were reported Sunday.


Spokane Valley apartment fire injures two, kills a dog on Saturday night

A ladder company was needed to ventilate the roof at 210 S. Farr Road just after 7 p.m. Saturday. Six units were damaged in the blaze, believed to have been …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Fire at Wendy’s restaurant in north Spokane causes $50,000 in damage on Saturday

Crews found black smoke billowing from the fast food restaurant at 9114 N. Newport Highway at 4 p.m., but credited emergency plans from a lack of injuries and further damage.


BNSF train engine fails, catches fire in Cheney

A BNSF train caught fire in Cheney Saturday afternoon, closing nearby roads for hours as firefighters responded, KHQ reported.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Fire destroys grain elevator in Whitman County; crews let it burn

The Colfax Fire Department said crews were letting the large blaze burn due to high winds.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Fire destroys Spokane Valley apartment unit, damages another

A fire destroyed a Cedar Chateau Estates apartment unit and damaged another Thursday afternoon. The residents of the damaged Spokane Valley apartment units were evacuated and investigators were working to …


Firefighters taming Southern California blaze as winds fade

Firefighters aided by diminishing winds are taming a Southern California wildfire that damaged or destroyed 30 structures along the northern edge of the city.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Attic fire extinguished in Bemiss neighborhood Thursday evening

Firefighters were called to a home in the 400 block of East Kiernan Avenue shortly after 6:40 p.m. No injuries were reported.