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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

One person escapes Spokane Valley house fire

One person safely escaped a house that caught fire on the corner of East Sinto Avenue and North Greenacres Road in Spokane Valley on Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

‘One of the most iconic houses in Wallace’ burns down

A historic home at 301 Cedar St. in Wallace, Idaho, burned down after catching fire Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:56 a.m.

Fire crews fully contain CCC fire in Cataldo

Firefighters on Thursday fully contained a 450-acre wildfire in Cataldo, Idaho, about 30 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene, according to a news release from the Idaho Department of Lands. Burning …


Information sought on Hazard Creek fire

The U.S. Forest Service’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Team is looking for information related to the cause of a two-acre fire that was detected on Tuesday near the Priest Lake …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Sunday rain set daily precipitation record in Spokane

Weekend storms brought much-needed rain to the Inland Northwest over the week.


Fire crews prepare for heavy rain Saturday at Williams Flats Fire

Up to a quarter of an inch of rain could fall on recent burn scars from the fire, according to forecasts, and that could create dangerous flash flooding conditions. Mud …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

200 acre fire burning southeast of Coeur d’Alene

Fire crews were battling a fire about 27 miles southeast of Coeur d’Alene on Thursday that has burned about 200 acres since Wednesday, according to a news release from the …


Fire closes section of Idaho’s Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path

A wildfire north of Cataldo Idaho has closed the popular Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Fire near Cataldo threatens structures, forces closures

Fire crews in Idaho have begun fighting a new forest fire located two miles north of Cataldo. It has grown to about 200 acres, is threatening structures and could impact …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 11:29 a.m.

Crews work to stop Colville Reservation fire from jumping the Columbia, prepare for the possibility it will

The main source of Spokane’s smoky air, the Williams Flats Fire, reached the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt on Thursday morning. As of noon, it had burned 34,178 acres and was …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Alaska wildfire poses unique challenges for Spokane firefighters called to assist

While it never grew more than 400 acres, the Montana Creek Fire threatened the historic town of Talkeetna and drew a large response from firefighters around the Northwest continental United …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10 p.m.

Air quality worst in country; heat advisory issued for Spokane

Smoke from a growing fire on the Colville Indian Reservation continued to blow into Spokane on Tuesday, causing air quality to be unhealthy for some groups including children and the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Spokane Valley fire crews extinguish early morning RV blaze

The fire was contained within 20 minutes and extinguished over the next several hours. No one was injured in the incident.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Slow start to wildfire season may foretell late end

“In the past, when we have had similar slow starts to the season, we have seen the fire season extend further into September,” Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Hazardous fire conditions arrive Saturday with winds, dry air, National Weather Service warns

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening, with low humidity and winds gusting to 35 mph in the forecast. Winds are expected …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Crews stablize Cheney-area wildfires, expect progress

The Cheney Complex Fire, made up of four fires, is 65 percent contained as of Friday eveing, which has not changed since Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Crews continue to fight Cheney-area wildfires that are 20% contained

Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Homes ordered to be evacuated, Highway 904 closed due to fire west of Cheney

Fire officials ordered the evacuation of about 10 homes near the intersection of Graham Road and Highway 904 near Cheney on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 6:37 a.m.

More than 20 fires erupt, nearly 300 bolts of lightning strike around Spokane County on Tuesday night

As thunderstorms rolled up from the Palouse and through Spokane on Tuesday night, lightning contributed to more than 20 fires in Spokane County alone, Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer …


Wildfire risk causes Red Flag Warning in Spokane; burn ban in effect today

The city of Spokane may experience lightning strikes and gusty winds from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, causing elevated wildfire conditions and a Red Flag warning, issued by …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Fire destroys Coeur d’Alene motel long slated for redevelopment

Firefighters responded around 8:30 a.m. to the old Garden Motel at 1808 Northwest Blvd. to find flames climbing through the roof of the building. The blaze was extinguished later Sunday, …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Home fire in Spokane Valley displaces two

The fire at 13517 E. Heroy Ave. was reported just before 4 p.m. and quickly spread to the attic. But, the first firefighters on the scene were able to get …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 8 p.m.

Crews battle small brush fires throughout Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon

At least three fires measuring less than 25 acres required firefighter response throughout the Inland Northwest on Sunday afternoon, one of which sent a gray plume of smoke up over …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

House fire in Browne’s Addition causes no injuries

No one was hurt after a sparking dryer caused a house fire in Browne’s Addition on Thursday evening, residents said.


Woman accused of lighting multiple fires in Spokane Valley

Angel M. Garton appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday, and her bond was set at $1,000. She faces two counts of second-degree arson.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 6:43 p.m.

Family displaced, firefighter injured when garage fire spreads to home in Hillyard

A garage fire in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood – with flames so hot it melted plastic on an RV parked on the street – spread to a century-old house Friday morning, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Peter Heller shares unnerving origin story of latest novel at Northwest Passages Book Club

The Northwest Passages Book Club at the Montvale Event Center on Tuesday night featured author Peter Heller in front of a crowd of about 175 people. Interviewed by Spokesman-Review Editor …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Wildfire burns 3,000 acres on Colville Indian Reservation

A wildfire that burned roughly 3,000 acres on the Colville Indian Reservation was about 60% contained on Monday afternoon, and immediate evacuation orders for nearby residents had been lifted, officials …


Explosion, fire shakes townhome near school

An explosion and fire burned part of a townhouse at 6307 N. Altamont St. next to Arlington Elementary School on Sunday. A witness said she knocked on the door, smelled …