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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Suspicious car, trash can fires reported in north Spokane on Wednesday morning

Investigators with Spokane County Fire District 9 and the Spokane Fire Department are investigating a trio of blazes targeting property that were reported in the Town and Country area north …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Arsonist gets six months in jail for 2016 fires north of Spokane

The fires were small but diverted firefighters and resources from two much larger blazes that erupted on the same day in Spokane and Valleyford, destroying homes, crops and other property.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Vacant home in north Spokane lost to fire Tuesday morning

Spokane County Fire District 4 and 9 crews were dispatched to a fully engulfed home off of North Dalton Road at about 5:20 a.m. The home was reportedly a total …


Mead-area home partially destroyed in small landslide on private property

A northern Spokane County home on private property was partially destroyed in a small land slide this week.


County Fire District 9 outfits vehicle to respond in difficult terrain

Spokane County Fire District 9 has created a new type of first response vehicle for backcountry wildfires that has been in hot demand so far this summer.


Sprucing up firetruck shopping carts in Wandermere

There’s a little something different about the firetruck shopping carts at the Wandermere Fred Meyer store – they’ve been decorated and numbered to match the real Spokane County Fire District …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Lengthy investigation names suspect in 2016 arson fires north of Spokane

After an investigation that lasted more than a year, a team of local, state and federal authorities believe they have found the man responsible for three arson fires north of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017

North Spokane hair salon damaged in early-morning fire

A north Spokane hair salon went up in flames Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Second large brush fire along U.S. Highway 2 contained; evacuation orders lifted

Mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents living along Pend Oreille Road near U.S. Highway 2 in north Spokane County.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017

Highway 2 open again at Farwell Road after brush fire

A brush fire partially closed Highway 2 between Pittsburgh Street and Farwell Road just north of Spokane for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon.


Firefighters to burn donated home in training exercise

A northside street will be shut down Saturday while Spokane County Fire District 9 conducts a training burn at a home at 9010 N. Wall Street.


Spokane County school, fire tax proposals mostly passing

Tuesday’s special election asked taxpayers to approve a number of bonds and levies for Spokane County schools and fire districts.


Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed

Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years.


Investigators examining if Mead trailer explosion related to hash oil extraction

Hash oil extraction may be responsible for the trailer fire that sent two Mead residents to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2015

Rutter Canyon fire not spreading but still a threat

A determined effort by tanker planes dropping water and fire retardant slowed the rapid advance of a fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon, forcing evacuations and sending a plume over …


DUI crash starts fire in Mead

Two fires Thursday in the Mead area showed just how easily vegetation can ignite in this summer’s hot and dry conditions.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2015

Man drowns at Boulder Beach

A man was pulled from the bottom of the Spokane River at the popular Boulder Beach swim area early Friday afternoon by members of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office dive …


Fire agencies team up, will send nearest crew

Four of the largest fire departments in Spokane County announced an agreement on Monday that will send the nearest fire or medical crew to emergency calls regardless of jurisdiction. No …


Four Spokane fire departments enter aid agreement to speed dispatches

Four of the largest fire departments in Spokane County announced an agreement on today that will send the nearest fire or medical crew to emergency calls. No longer will department …


Serial arsonist suspected in Spokane Valley

Fire officials believe a serial arsonist is responsible for setting 19 fires in the past week in the area south of Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. The first and largest …


Spokane County fire districts get voters’ support

Voters in two northern Spokane County fire districts that were slammed in two recent storms won wide support for tax proposals in Tuesday’s primary. Both tax proposals easily surpassed the …


Fire District 9 levy would maintain same tax rate

Spokane County Fire District 9 will ask voters next Tuesday to once again approve the majority of its operating budget through a special levy. The levy provides the district 60 …


Apartment fire in north Spokane heavily damages units

Residents of an apartment complex in the 6500 block of North Atlantic Street in Spokane stood across the street and watched their homes burn Saturday afternoon. Many of them were …


Spokane County elections could see recount

With about 500 ballots left to count countywide from the Nov. 5 election, one race appears headed to a mandatory recount. For position 1 on the Latah City Council, incumbent …


County sees plenty of races

It’s an unusual state of affairs this year in small town Spokane County politics: Nearly every open position is contested. Often it’s tough to find one person interested in filling …


No guarantee of fire response in no man’s land

Homeowners on North Wilderness Lane recently had a bit of good luck among a lot of bad – firefighters from three neighboring districts showed up to fight the fire at …


Spokane Valley incumbent faces newcomer

Spokane Valley City Council incumbent Gary Schimmels is advancing to the November general election, where he will face challenger Ed Pace. Schimmels has been on the council since the city …


Fire District 9 incumbent loses primary

The initial primary election results are in and show that appointed incumbent John Bjork lost his bid to keep his seat on the Spokane County Fire District 9 board of …


Man identified in mobile home fire

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the man who died in a fire north of Spokane on Tuesday was the man who lived at the mobile home.


Body found in burning North Spokane home

Firefighters found a body in a burning mobile home Tuesday morning north of Spokane. Doug Bleeker, deputy chief of Spokane County Fire District 9, said the body was found in …