Stories tagged: Spokane Fire Department
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
“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, 7:34 p.m.
Fire crews battled a three-structure fire Friday morning in West Central that neighbors say likely started from frequently seen squatters.
Wed., July 17, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
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, 10:07 p.m.
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, 6:43 p.m.
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, 8:03 p.m.
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, 6:54 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 20, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
Thu., June 13, 2019, 5:05 a.m.
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, 8:50 p.m.
Spokane firefighters extinguished a small house fire Monday on the South Hill.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Three adults and one child were displaced Sunday evening after a fire tore through a north Spokane home.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
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, 9:30 p.m.
A man was seriously injured in a crash on Freya Way that police say was caused by impaired driving and speeding.
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
Five people were displaced from their apartment Sunday after a fire broke out in an apartment near Spokane Falls Community College.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Man walks away unharmed after energized electrical wire falls on his hood near busy South Hill intersection
A man was briefly trapped in his car Friday morning on the South Hill as a charged electrical wire sat on his hood.
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
A massive fire erupted for the second time in less than two years early Wednesday at the former Tormino’s Sash and Glass in east Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
Eight people and several pets were displaced from their homes Wednesday night after a fire tore through two units of an upper South Hill apartment complex.
Fri., April 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Two Peruvian firefighters visited the Spokane Fire Department training center Thursday where the all volunteer force was gifted with at least one retired firetruck and a range of clothes, gear …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
A boom truck became tangled in power lines on East Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon, leading to hundreds of power outages in northeast Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 3:56 p.m.
Firefighters respond to ‘suspicious package’ call at county courthouse. Turns out to be envelope filled with medication.
A report of a suspicious package at the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon led to a large response from city firefighters.
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:28 p.m.
Police and fire personnel spent several hours Monday evening unsuccessfully searching for people who reportedly jumped into the Spokane River after a large fight broke out near Minnehaha Park.
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10 p.m.
Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
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: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
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: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 4:33 p.m.
Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:41 p.m.
The Spokane Fire Department responded to Lewis and Clark High School on Thursday after teachers discovered a hazardous substance, which is used in science demonstrations, had not been properly secured.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
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, 8:51 p.m.
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 …