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Thursday, December 5, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Kitchen fire in apartment near Spokane Falls Community College leaves five displaced

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

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

Firefighters respond again to massive fire at glass company in east Spokane

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

8 displaced in apartment fire on Spokane’s South Hill

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.


Spokane Fire Department gifts gear, firetrucks to Peruvian volunteer firefighters

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

Boom truck snags overhead power lines in northeast Spokane, causing hundreds of power outages

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

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

Large fight prompts search of Spokane River

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

Spokane man treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday morning apartment fire

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.