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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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


Firefighters investigating early morning fire in downtown Spokane

Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.


Woman dies in Soap Lake fire

A woman died in a house fire near Soap Lake early Thursday.


Deadly Bangladesh fire shows lapses in development

A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Officials: Fire at Bellingham pet store is suspicious

More than 75 animals were rescued from a burning pet supply store in Washington state, but some birds and a python remain missing.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Cleanup begins at site of Spokane Valley paint store destroyed by fire

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Ecology said there is no indication that pollutants from the store or fire have gotten into the water table, which sits about 90 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Spokane Valley paint store destroyed in Sunday night fire

A Spokane Valley paint store was completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Multiple businesses destroyed in downtown Sandpoint fire

Five businesses were destroyed Monday morning after a fire tore through a historic brick building in downtown Sandpoint.


Firefighters credit child’s quick action for saving family in Spokane Valley apartment fire

A family of three was displaced Wednesday evening after a fire tore through their Spokane Valley apartment.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Police arrest squatter in connection with house fire

After an unoccupied house caught fire Wednesday morning in north Spokane, police arrested a man who witnesses say left the house after the fire started and wiped his hands in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

House fire in East Central ruled accidental

A house fire in the East Central neighborhood was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Spokane Fire Department. The blaze in the house on the 3200 block of North …


Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect has history of mental issues

The Paris prosecutor says a suspect detained in the fire that devastated a Paris apartment building and killed 10 people has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past …


Officials: 7 dead, many injured in Paris apartment fire

The Paris fire service says seven people have been killed and at least 28 injured in a fire in a residential building.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019

Semitruck crashes, catches fire on I-90 near Moses Lake; no injuries reported

A semitruck crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake, blocking eastbound traffic, spilling fuel onto the roadway and sending a plume of black smoke into …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Two adults, two dogs displaced by house fire

Spokane Valley Firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning that displaced two people and two dogs. No one was hurt.


Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

2-year-old dies in Sandpoint house fire

A 2-year-old boy died in a house fire in Sandpoint early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019

Cheney apartment fire damages two residences, displaces residents

Residents of an apartment complex in Cheney were displaced after the wall between two units caught fire Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Family of six displaced after chimney fire causes smoke damage in Spokane Valley home

A family of six was displaced Friday morning after a fire tore through a chimney and ignited the home’s walls.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Abandoned house along Bloomsday route burns from suspected transient warming fire

A suspected transient lit a fire in an abandon house along the Bloomsday trail on Thursday. No one was injured.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers over pastry loss

Krispy Kreme has stepped in to comfort Kentucky police officers mourning the loss of a doughnut truck that caught fire.


Family in limbo after suspected arson in Logan neighborhood leaves home in ruins

Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …


Cause of double-wide house fire in Spokane Valley unkown

A double-wide house in Spokane Valley nearly burned to the ground Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018

Displaced family focuses on silver lining after Christmas morning house fire in Logan Neighborhood

P.J. Farrell had a lot to look forward to on Christmas morning. Getting home, waking up his kids, seeing the excitement wash away the tired in their eyes, and watching …


Faulty air ventilation motor to blame for evacuation of Chase Middle School

Kids and staff at Chase Middle School were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning after smoke poured out from the school’s ventilation system.