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Friday, September 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Neighbors alert one another to apartment fire

At least a couple dozen people lost their homes Sunday night when a devastating fire destroyed much of an apartment building in north Spokane. Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams said …


Burning apartment building evacuated

At least a couple dozen people lost their homes Sunday night when a devastating fire destroyed much of an apartment building in north Spokane.


Spokane firefighter gets another last chance

A Spokane firefighter who was caught skipping work in 2007 to teach high school will get another “second chance” and 60-day suspension after violating sick leave policy earlier this year.


Fire destroys northeast Spokane home

Spokane fire investigators today were sifting through rubble of a northeast Spokane home destroyed by fire on Thursday night, fire officials said.


House heavily damaged in fire

An electrical fire Wednesday left a West Broadway Avenue home badly damaged.


Firefighters douse burning garage; four cars destroyed

Firefighters responded to a structure fire in Browne’s Addition at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday. Crews saw flames and thick, black smoke billowing out of a two-story, eight-car garage when they arrived …


Van falls on two men working on it

Two men were injured in northeast Spokane on Tuesday morning when a vehicle they were working on dropped onto them, fire officials said.


Firefighters tackle Browne’s Addition fire

Firefighters responded to a working structure fire in Browne’s Addition at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday. Crews saw flames and thick black smoke billowing out of a two-story, eight-car garage when they …


Vestal: Alleged givebacks are a cop-out

Give it back. This is the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mantra of this recession. Give back your job. Give back some salary. Give back your raise. Give back a …


City layoff list puts 120 workers at risk

Spokane administrators next week will inform about 120 workers that they will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Some could be demoted but remain on the city …


Spokane fire crews respond to two house fires

The Spokane Fire Department responded to two house fires within about an hour of each other Monday.


Cooking grease may have started apartment fire

A south Spokane apartment sustained $20,000 in damage Thursday caused by what fire officials believe may have been a grease fire. Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the Regal Ridge …


BNSF Railway fire sends up dark smoke

Spokane firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a stubborn fire that broke out in a pile of railway ties at the BNSF Railway yard in east Spokane. The fire broke out before …


Man killed in fire with dogs identified

A man found dead with his dogs after a house fire early Sunday in Spokane has been identified as James L. Stowell, 46.


Man found dead in house fire identified

A man found dead with his dogs after a house fire early Sunday has been identified. James L. Stowell, 46, died from smoke inhalation, although toxicology reports are still pending, …


Chism, an ex-firefighter, pleads not guilty to DUI

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated, just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


Overnight house fire likely arson, investigators say

Spokane Fire investigators are saying a house fire at Pacific and Helena just east of downtown is likely an arson. The fire broke out Sunday night just before midnight.


Former Spokane firefighter Chism arrested

Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on …


North Side crash leaves five hurt

A collision shortly before 11 p.m. Friday at North Nevada Street and East Sharpsburg Avenue sent five people to hospitals. Witnesses told Spokane police they saw a northbound Honda Civic …


Fire destroys school play structure

A fire early today in the playground at Regal Elementary School at 2702 E. Rich Ave., destroyed a playground structure.


Abandoned home catches fire again

An abandoned home at 2217 E. Sprague Ave. caught fire Saturday for the second time this year.


Motel fire death deemed accidental

A fire that killed a 49-year-old woman at the Bel-Air 7 Motel in Spokane on Tuesday morning was caused by smoking in bed, officials said today.


Woman found dead in motel room

A woman was found dead in a smoke-filled motel room on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane on Tuesday morning.


Woman dies in motel fire on East Sprague

A woman was found dead in a smoke-filled motel room on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane this morning.


House fires reported in Spokane

A fire has been reported at a home on the west side of Spokane’s South Hill.


No one injured in pair of house fires

Spokane firefighters rescued a woman and her pet early Sunday from a fire that broke out at a home in Hillyard, and a fire later Sunday in the West Central …


Firefighters rescue man from river bank

Spokane firefighters trained in high-angle rescues pulled a man from the rocky bank of the Spokane River on Tuesday after he dropped about 20 feet down a cliff and was …


Crews work to pull injured man from Spokane River bank

Emergency crews conducted a technical rescue in the Spokane River downtown where a man reportedly fell.


Crews respond to fire near Liberty Park

Spokane Fire crews now have control of a brush fire on the east side of Liberty Park near Sixth and Magnolia.


Gas leak repaired near BNSF Railway center

A backhoe operator severed a one-inch natural gas line today next to the BNSF Railway operations center, but the line was repaired without evacuation of workers in nearby buildings, fire …