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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Spokane firefighters extinguish fire at historic downtown apartment building

A fire broke out around 9 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of an apartment building located at 1229 W. Riverside Ave. in Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Teenager hospitalized after 20-foot fall at Bowl and Pitcher

KHQ reported the boy’s injuries were not life-threatening.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Spokane firefighters rescue woman from Spokane River near Maple Street Bridge

Spokane firefighters rescued a woman from the Spokane River near Maple Street Bridge early Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Spokane firefighters fourth in fundraising ahead of international blood cancer awareness stairclimb

The Spokane Fire Department team participating in Seattle’s annual Firefighter Stairclimb has raised more than $23,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so far, making them fourth among teams competing …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Defective boiler cause of carbon monoxide in Old City Hall Thursday

Carbon monoxide was discovered in Old City Hall Thursday morning emanating from a malfunctioning boiler, the Spokane Fire Department said. The building was evacuated quickly and no one was hurt.


Spokane firefighter treated for minor injury after helping extinguish South Hill fire

A Spokane firefighter received a minor injury while fighting a fire on the South Hill early Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Hillyard man dies after couch catches fire

A man was found dead in his Hillyard home Tuesday afternoon after an unreported couch fire the night before.


Man receives critical burns in Browne’s Addition RV fire on Saturday evening

The man received his injuries attempting to rescue a dog from the fire, according to firefighters. The dog died in the incident.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Medical examiner names Spokane man who died when truck fell on him

The medical examiner’s office identified the man as Ronald J. Wittkopf, 55.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Spokane fire crews rescue man from Spokane River

Spokane Fire Department crews rescued a man from the Spokane River below the Post Street Bridge early Thursday after a person near the bridge reported a man screaming for help …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Man killed when truck falls on him in northeast Spokane

A man was killed Thursday morning when utility truck fell on a man in a driveway in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

House fire in Nevada Heights neighborhood blamed on improperly installed wood-burning stove

Firefighters were called at about 4:30 a.m. to the home in the 1100 block of East Broad Avenue, in the Nevada Heights neighborhood, according to a news release from the …


Overnight fire burns garage in the Shadle neighborhood of north Spokane

A fire in the 5000 block of North Stevens Street destroyed a garage and parked car, but no injuries were reported Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 3, 2019

Fire at Wendy’s restaurant in north Spokane causes $50,000 in damage on Saturday

Crews found black smoke billowing from the fast food restaurant at 9114 N. Newport Highway at 4 p.m., but credited emergency plans from a lack of injuries and further damage.


Tangled relationship between Spokane firefighters, Stuckart continues in mayor’s race

If $118,000 says anything, it’s that the firefighters of Spokane have a stake in this year’s municipal elections, particularly in the mayor’s race.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Attic fire extinguished in Bemiss neighborhood Thursday evening

Firefighters were called to a home in the 400 block of East Kiernan Avenue shortly after 6:40 p.m. No injuries were reported.


100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Wait continues for stranded motorists

A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.


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 19, 2019

Three-structure fire in West Central likely caused by squatters, neighbors say

Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.


Spokane firefighters faced HR investigation for calendar featuring ‘inappropriate sexual poses’

The calendar featured three firefighters from Fire Station 4, near Browne’s Addition. Records show they were accused of “engaging in horseplay with city equipment and resources” in order to make …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Despite demands from Spokane City Council, city is relying on new dispatch center

Despite orders from the Spokane City Council to maintain an independent dispatch crew for firefighters, the city is now relying on a new regional system to handle emergency calls.


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: Thu., June 27, 2019

Homeless man rescued from Spokane River as city workers clear his camp

A man was rescued from the Spokane River Thursday morning near the T.J. Meenach Bridge after Spokane police say he waded across the fast-moving water as code enforcement cleared away …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Two injured in four-vehicle pileup on Freya Way bridge

Spokane police say a man possibly under the influence of drugs caused a four-vehicle pileup on the Freya Way overpass near Spokane Community College on Friday morning.


Spokane Valley acquires weighted blankets to help first responders calm people with autism

With claims that they help with sleep, anxiety and stress, Spokane first responders are using those calming effects to help people who have autism or are in crisis.


Spokane Fire Department hailed for citizen engagement in PulsePoint app

In 2014 the Spokane Fire Department, along with almost every other fire department in Spokane County, joined the PulsePoint app that gives information about each call they are dispatched to …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Police say driver in Freya Way bridge crash had large stash of drugs, paraphernalia in car

Strewn about the roadway where a man is accused of crashing head-on with another car, shutting down two lanes of busy Freya Way for multiple Thursday morning, police found a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Man injured in suspected DUI crash on Freya Way; police searching for passenger who fled

A man was seriously injured in a crash on Freya Way that police say was caused by impaired driving and speeding.