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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Man suspected of starting fires on the South Hill arrested

Alexander C. L. Menko was booked into Spokane County Jail on two counts of wreckless burning.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Spokane Valley firefighters respond to separate fires at Oxford Suites, manufactured home Sunday night

More than 40 Spokane Valley Fire Department vehicles and a Spokane County Fire District 9 engine were dispatched between two full-response fires at a hotel and a manufactured home on …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

Spokane firefighters respond to garage fire early Sunday that spread to two cars, caused explosions

Spokane firefighters kept a large garage fire in the 2500 block of North Sycamore Street from spreading to nearby homes just before 5 a.m. Sunday.


Spokane County burn restrictions to be lifted Friday

Burn restrictions in Spokane County and the Spokane metropolitan area will be lifted Friday. The Spokane Metro Area Fire Marshals are lifting restrictions put in place on July 24 due …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019

Fire at marijuana growing warehouse prompts evacuation; no one hurt

A fire at a marijuana growing warehouse has been deemed accidental but the specific cause remains unknown, a Spokane Valley Fire Department spokesman said Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Spokane mayor releases initial 2020 budget, including money for 20 new police hires and $220 million in construction

Mayor David Condon’s final budget proposal for the City of Spokane includes funding for an additional 20 police officials, roadwork designed to ease congestion on the crowded Hamilton arterial and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Injured Okanogan firefighter remains in critical condition

Christian Johnson, assistant chief with Okanogan County Fire District No. 3, was injured while fighting the Spring Coulee Fire that grew quickly to 142 acres on Sunday afternoon southwest of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Officials: Fire blocked escape for 34 divers asleep on boat

Authorities say flames roared through a boat of sleeping scuba divers so quickly that it appears none of the 34 people below deck could escape


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Okanogan County firefighter seriously injured, burned while battling wildfire on Sunday

Christian Johnson was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday evening after receiving extensive second- and third-degree burns while battling a 142-acre wildfire southwest of Okanogan.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

I-90 reopens after hay-truck fire closes interstate west of Vantage

A hay truck fire led to a brief closure of all lanes of Interstate 90 six miles west of Vantage on Wednesday afternoon.


American Life in Poetry: ‘California Hills in August’

Let’s hope that by the time this column appears, all fires in California have been extinguished. I wanted to offer you a poem that shows us what that beautiful but …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire crews in Cheney on Thursday


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

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

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 …