Stories tagged: spokane fire department
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
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
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
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 …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
Spokane firefighters forced open 2 long-lost safes in Spokane’s old Rainier brewery. Here’s what they found.
Spokane firefighters recovered dozens of engraved, silver dishes, pottery by a renowned local artist and 58-year-old check for $2 when they opened a safe discovered during training exercises at the …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.
Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Assistant Fire Chief Trisha Wolford will soon leave the Spokane Fire Department to become chief of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
It took firefighters more than 60 minutes in below-freezing temperatures to extricate a man trapped in his truck after a five-car collision early Tuesday night in north Spokane that sent …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018
P.J. Farrell had a lot to look forward to on Christmas morning. Getting home, waking up his kids, seeing the excitement wash away the tired in their eyes, and watching …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
Kids and staff at Chase Middle School were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning after smoke poured out from the school’s ventilation system.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
The South Hill YMCA is closed while its building is examined in the aftermath of a crash.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’
Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018
The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Valley Fire Department to staff a new rescue helicopter with paramedics, which will allow …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
A boater discovered a body Friday morning in the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
At about 2:15 a.m., Spokane firefighters arrived to the home at 111 E. Sinto Ave. as heavy smoke and flames poured from the building. Tenants would later tell firefighters they …