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Stories tagged: fire

Morning house fire believed caused by short-circuit

An electrical short-circuit was fingered as the possible cause of a house fire this morning that forced two men from their home on the North Side of Spokane.

Fire reported at Nine Mile Falls golf course

A fire broke out at a golf course in Nine Mile Falls today. The fire appeared to be in a maintenance building at the Sun Dance Golf Course, 9725 N …

Woman in serious condition after train crash

Spokane Valley firefighters provided advanced life support Tuesday when Maria L. Walsh’s minivan was broadsided by a train going 48 mph. But they didn’t have to cut apart the mangled …

Blaze destroys couple’s home

A manufactured home was destroyed by a Thursday morning fire that set off ammunition stored inside. One exploding round struck a neighbor who was watching the fire, but she was …

Fire damages power turbine at mill

About 40 workers at the Vaagen Bros. Lumber mill in Colville were sent home Thursday after a fire in the mill’s turbine and electrical equipment disabled operations. Russ Vaagen, the …

40 without work as fire shuts down Colville lumber mill

About 40 workers at the Vaagen Bros. Lumber mill in Colville were sent home Thursday after a fire in the mill’s turbine and electrical equipment disabled operations.

Moses Lake plant workers fought fire

An industrial fire at a silicon plant two miles east of Moses Lake was extinguished this morning by a fire brigade at the plant.

Three homes burn in one day

Fires forced three Spokane Valley families out of their homes this week, but no one was seriously injured. Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford said three adults and two children may …

Man saves Spokane Valley family from house fire

A man on his way to work this morning alerted a family to a house fire that could have killed them, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.

Broadway at Pines reopens after fire

Two structure fires in Spokane Valley had firefighters scrambling Tuesday morning.

Pair arrested after downtown Spokane arson

A man and a woman taken into custody during a downtown fire this morning are being charged with second-degree arson, fire officials said this afternoon.

Fires give generosity a chance to shine

At a time when things were at an economic low for the auto industry, an unexpected setback struck Riverside Auto in Bonners Ferry. On Aug. 3, the community watched as …

Developer files lawsuit over Joel Building blaze

The developer of a downtown loft project is seeking damages from the photography studio where last year’s devastating Joel Building fire is believed to have started. In a suit filed …

Overnight Liberty Lake blaze hit timber, destroyed shed

A fire in timber and brush in an older section of Liberty Lake threatened to cause an evacuation of residents early today, but firefighters brought the blaze under control quickly …

Rathdrum fire victim ID’d

The Rathdrum man killed in a mobile home fire Sunday has been identified as Gary M. Lindgren, 65.

‘Person of interest’ sought in I-90 fires

Investigators are looking for a man they think may be connected to a series of fires Friday near Interstate 90.

Medical Lake officer honored for fire rescue

The Medical Lake Police Department and Fire Department have presented Officer Chris Johnston with a medal and certificate of appreciation for running into a burning house to save two children, …

Hay-feed plant fire continues

A fire that destroyed a 250,000-square-foot hay-feed plant east of Moses Lake on Sunday was expected to continue burning for several days, authorities reported Monday. The fire was so hot …

Fire at hay feed maker may burn for days

A fire that destroyed a 250,000-square-foot hay feed plant east of Moses Lake on Sunday was expected to continue burning for several days, authorities reported this morning.

Hay feed plant burns near Moses Lake

Firefighters in Grant County tonight are fighting a commercial structure fire at a hay feed manufacturing company east of Moses Lake.

Air conditioner burns home

A faulty portable air conditioner was blamed for a fire this morning that damaged a home in northeast Spokane.

Mother, 2 sons ID’d as Grant Co. fire victims

The three people killed in a Grant County house fire have been identified as a mother and her young sons.

Woman charged with arson in West Plains blaze

A woman convicted of setting a grass fire at a mobile home park last September is accused of torching the same area with a single match Monday night.

Small fire shuts down Tri-Cities nuclear plant

RICHLAND — An electrical fault sparked a small fire at the region’s only commercial nuclear power plant, which automatically shut itself down.

CdA honors man who saved driver from burning car

A Post Falls man who saved another man from a car fire in Coeur d’Alene last month was honored as a hero Tuesday.

Temperatures to cool, air quality to improve later this week

After a run of hot temperatures, cool weather and thunderstorms are expected to reach Spokane and Coeur d’Alene by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. While the weather outlook …

Fire destroys food bank van, toasts bread

Coeur d’Alene’s food bank lost its 1989 Dodge van and 500 loaves of bread Thursday when the van caught fire.

Burn ban expands in Spokane Valley

A day after Spokane County banned outdoor burning, the same restrictions have been adopted by Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.

Thunderstorms sparking fires throughout region

Thunderstorms north of Spokane County sparked 34 fires Saturday and more may be on the horizon as the chance of storms continues Sunday.

Burn victim in Seattle hospital

A Coeur d’Alene man burned Friday when a propane tank in his car exploded has been transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.