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Tuesday, November 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Pullman teen lit trailer home on fire, killed dog and cat, police say

Pullman police arrested a teenager suspected of lighting a trailer home on fire last week, killing a dog and cat.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019

Four displaced by Sunday night house fire in north Spokane

Three adults and one child were displaced Sunday evening after a fire tore through a north Spokane home.


The Dirt: Work on fire-damaged parking garage near Sacred hospital slated to start in fall

Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the …


Man trapped in ditch by mini excavator on South Hill suffers broken arm

Firefighters rescued a man after he was pinned in a ditch by a mini excavator he was operating in the backyard of a South Hill house on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Work on fire-damaged parking garage slated to start in fall

Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Kitchen fire in apartment near Spokane Falls Community College leaves five displaced

Five people were displaced from their apartment Sunday after a fire broke out in an apartment near Spokane Falls Community College.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019

Fire breaks out at landfill near Fairchild

A fire on a landfill near Fairchild Air Force Base sent heavy smoke into the air Sunday.


Fire damages Pullman laser arena

A fire heavily damaged Cougar Laser Arena after closing south of Pullman Sunday and investigators are looking into possible causes.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Two people and a dog escape unharmed from Spokane Valley mobile home fire

Two people – and a dog – escaped unharmed from a raging mobile home fire Friday in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Firefighters respond again to massive fire at glass company in east Spokane

A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at the former Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019

8 displaced in apartment fire on Spokane’s South Hill

Eight people and several pets were displaced from their homes Wednesday night after a fire tore through two units of an upper South Hill apartment complex.


Investigators think electrical short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters …


Further Review: Notre-Dame de Paris

Every year, 12 million tourists make their pilgrimage to Paris to experience the majesty of one of the most iconic churches, Notre-Dame cathedral. The fire on April 16, 2019, threatens …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Macron: France to rebuild Notre Dame ‘even more beautifully’

The inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Donations flow in as crews assess damage to Notre Dame Cathedral

From certain angles on Tuesday, it was almost possible to look head-on at the front of Notre Dame, see its centuries-old rose windows and carved statues and imagine that all …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Embers like stars: Gonzaga student describes scene at Notre Dame

Shocked silence. That is how Winston Holyfield, a Gonzaga University student, described the scene at the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic structures in Paris. Holyfield …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world …


White suspect in black church fires charged with hate crimes

Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019

February Sandpoint fire that destroyed five businesses ruled accidental

The Feb. 11 fire that destroyed five Sandpoint businesses and affected two others, totaling more than $4 million in damages, was ruled an accident Friday by Idaho State Fire Marshal.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Cutting torch starts fire in large scrap pile at Spokane Valley recycling yard

An employee at a metal recycling yard in Spokane Valley inadvertently started a large fire while using a cutting torch Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Refrigerator catches fire at South Hill’s Rocket Market

A refrigerator of wine at the Rocket Market on the South Hill caught fire Friday after the cooling unit overheated. The wine was undamaged.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Business destroyed, two families displaced in Spokane Valley fire Friday morning

A Spokane Valley small business was destroyed Friday morning after a fire tore through an attic, displacing two families who lived in basement apartments.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Downtown apartment fire ruled accidental

Fire investigators ruled a March 20 apartment fire in downtown Spokane, sparked by a bedside candle, as accidental.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Spokane man treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday morning apartment fire

Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Multiple residents displaced in downtown Spokane apartment fire

Multiple downtown Spokane residents were displaced Wednesday morning after a fire tore through several units in a century-old apartment building near Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Last October firefighters installed smoke alarms in a Spokane Valley home; that investment saved lives when the home caught fire Wednesday night.

A fire at a Spokane Valley mobile home on Wednesday would have turned out much worse if firefighters wouldn’t have responded to the same house last year, for a non-fire …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Sparking car catches fire; flames spread to second vehicle

Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.


House fire injures firefighter; woman suspected of starting blaze

One firefighter was injured and a woman was detained in connection to a fire that broke out in northeast Spokane.