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Stories tagged: spokane fire department

Outdated city firetrucks getting new assignment

Two Spokane firetrucks have been saved from the scrap pile by a decision to donate them to volunteer fire departments in Guatemala. The 1977 pumpers manufactured by American LaFrance haven’t …

Man loses home in early morning fire

A Northeast Spokane man lost his home early this morning when a fire broke out in a back bedroom.

Apartment fire leaves at least 18 without home

As many as 18 residents were burned out of their apartments Thursday morning in a fire on Spokane’s lower South Hill. The 5:18 a.m. fire started in an entryway in …

Severe damage makes cause of Garland fire hard to find

The damage at Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle on Garland Avenue was so severe that the cause of Sunday night’s fire may never be determined, Spokane fire officials said Friday. The …

Garland District stunned by fire

Spokane’s Garland District residents and business owners were in shock Monday after a Sunday night fire ravaged two neighborhood landmarks – Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle at Garland and Post, and …

Night blaze damages pair of iconic eateries

Two historic Garland District restaurants – one a Depression-era icon and the other a popular diner featured in several Hollywood films – were heavily damaged Sunday night by fire. Spokane …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 12, 2011

Battery charger caused Five Mile fire

A fire early this morning at a Five Mile-area home was caused by a vehicle battery charger in the garage, Spokane Fire Department investigators have determined.

Fallen World Trade Center piece becomes Spokane fixture

Hoisting up some of the very metal that fell in lower Manhattan 10 years ago and reading out the names of some of those who died when the World Trade …

House fire displaces two residents

Spokane firefighters have extinguished a fire this evening that caused substantial damage to a Bemiss-area home and displaced two residents.

‘Restaurant quality’ firehouse cook a prize-winner, too

Cooking is often the last thing a firefighter wants to do with a fire. “ ‘I don’t want to cook,’ ” said Spokane Fire Lt. John Griffith, imitating the whine …

Chism’s wrongful arrest lawsuit headed to trial

A suspended Spokane firefighter’s wrongful arrest lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol over a botched child pornography investigation is headed to trial after an appellate court ruling Wednesday. A three-person …

Arson blamed in two of three fires

Two arson-caused brush and timber fires kept Spokane-area firefighters busy in recent days, with a third fire reported in a garage on the South Hill early Thursday. The latest fires …

More fires keep Spokane crews running

Three more fires overnight come near the end of a long month of fires in Spokane, including an apartment fire death on Sunday, another apartment fire at midday Wednesday and …

Another fire, more need

At least 90 people have been burned out of their homes and apartments this month in what’s become a bad August for residential fires in Spokane. Residents of a three-story …

Residents escape Garry Park apartment fire

Residents of a three-story apartment complex escaped unharmed today when fire broke out in the ceiling above a third-floor unit and spread across the attic.

Crews get handle on small brush fire

Spokane firefighters are on the scene of less than 1-acre brush fire near Riverside Memorial Park. Officials say the fire’s origin is suspicious. Spokane police have detained one person involved …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 22, 2011

Victim in fatal fire identified as Spokane man, 45

A man who died in a fire at a home west of downtown Spokane Sunday has been identified as Perry L. Herriman, 45.

Blaze destroys 23 apartments

Quinton Baker was asleep in his bottom-floor apartment early Wednesday when he heard pounding. It was his upstairs neighbor, frantically trying to alert him to a blaze that was threatening …

23 apartments burn in 3-alarm N. Spokane fire

A three-alarm fire in North Spokane destroyed 23 units in an apartment building. Twenty-two units were occupied, and all residents escaped unharmed, fire officials said.

Police seek info on man found dead in river

Police are asking for the public’s help to determine how a 40-year-old man ended up dead in the Spokane River on Friday.

Computer voice helps dispatchers get info to fire crews faster

The voice of a woman dispatching Spokane-area fire crews last week was strong, steady and confident. The voice was coming from a computer.

Beacon Hill fires may be arson

Three brush fires along the southwest flank of Beacon Hill on Wednesday are being investigated as arson, officials said Thursday. The fires burning in rugged terrain near Minnehaha Park Wednesday …

Arson blamed in Beacon Hill brush fires

Three brush fires along the southwest flank of Beacon Hill on Wednesday are now being investigated as arsons, officials said today.

Official: Cigarettes, oxygen tanks sparked fatal blaze

A woman killed in a fire at her northeast Spokane home died of smoke in inhalation after a cigarette ignited her oxygen tanks, fire officials said Monday.

Woman, dogs killed in house fire

A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …

Woman’s body found in fire-damaged home

A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …

Dawn fire damages Spokane House Hotel

A fire in a laundry and utility area forced the evacuation and closure of the Spokane House Hotel this morning.

Man confesses after being burned in fire he set

Authorities say a man confessed to setting home on fire about 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning as retaliation against the occupants for “jumping him” a few days ago.

Man airlifted to hospital after downtown apartment fire

A man was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after sustaining severe burns in a fire today in downtown Spokane.

Family burned out of South Side home today

Four adults and a child were burned out of their South Side home early today, according to Spokane fire officials.