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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., June 28, 2019

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: Mon., June 3, 2019

Firefighters put out attic fire in South Hill home

Spokane firefighters extinguished a small house fire Monday on the South Hill.


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.


‘Zero time to act’: Fatal house fire in Sandpoint appears accidental

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the blaze at 620 E. Mountain View Drive, and additional findings will be made public later this week, Sandpoint City Administrator Jennifer …


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.


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 …


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 …


Fire crews work to put out house fire; no injuries

Spokane firefighters responded to a house fire at 700 N. Altamont St. that started at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Artist Ric Gendron loses home in Elmer City fire; Marmot gallery hosts art sale to help

Two dozen Gendron painting are for sale in an attempt to help the popular artist get back on his feet.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Dog dead, resident arrested after motor home fire near Cheney

A motor home was destroyed and a pet killed Tuesday night in a fire west of Cheney.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018

Quick response saves burning house from ruin; one firefighter injured

An early morning house fire displaced a family and damaged a house Sunday at 808 E. Bridgeport Ave.


2 dogs, snake rescued from southwestern Idaho house fire

A fire destroyed a home in the southwestern Idaho city of Meridian, but two dogs and a snake were rescued.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Man arrested after domestic violence call leads to house fire

Police arrested a man Saturday evening who is under suspicion of deliberately setting his house on fire during a violent altercation with his girlfriend.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Man who died in Emmett house fire identified

Emmett officials have identified the man who died in a house fire


Wood stove blamed for Hillyard house fire

An improperly installed wood stove caused a house fire in Hillyard, according to the Spokane Fire Department.


Woman dead following house fire in Salem

A woman has died following a house fire in Salem.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Man injured in Hillyard house fire

A man suffered minor burns from a late night house fire in Hillyard.


Family displaced after early morning house fire in East Central

A family in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood was displaced Sunday morning after a fire tore through their home.


Spokane Valley car crash ignites natural gas, setting fire to car, nearby home

A car crashed into a gas meter Wednesday night in Spokane Valley, igniting escaping natural gas that caught the vehicle and a nearby home on fire.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Coroner confirms victim in Idaho police shooting, house fire

The Ada County Coroner’s Office has officially confirmed the identity of the 84-year-old woman who died in an Idaho house fire that erupted shortly after a home invasion.


Family identifies victims in police shooting, house fire

Family members say they have positively identified two people who died in a Meridian house fire after an officer-involved shooting.


Officials work to ID victims in police shooting, house fire

Authorities say two bodies found in the wreckage of a burned-down house after an officer-involved shooting likely won’t be identified until after dental records are found or DNA testing is …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Family of six homeless after house fire near U.S. Highway 195

A house fire south of Spokane quickly spread to nearby brush, forcing the temporary closure of the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 early Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire with no working smoke detectors

A dog died in a house fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Bee bumble: Homeowner tries to burn nest, sets home ablaze

A man’s attempt to burn bees out of their nest backfired after the ill-advised extermination method caught fire to a Georgia home, destroying most of it.


Dad, 2 kids burned in house fire near Richland

Authorities say a man and his two children were critically injured in a house fire west of Richland.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017

Man injured as he jumps from second floor of burning home

A man was injured late Tuesday night in a fire in north Spokane. Firefighters were called to a home at 1714 N. Post St. about 9:30 p.m.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Moses Lake woman who died in house fire identified

The person who died in a Moses Lake house fire Thursday morning has been identified as 84-year-old Lora Smart.


Spokane woman pleads guilty to arson in connection with Tekoa house fire

A Spokane woman pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree arson Friday as part of a plea agreement with the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.