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Woman escapes early morning duplex fire

A Spokane woman was rescued early today in a fire that broke out in an unoccupied duplex apartment adjacent to the woman’s apartment on Spokane’s North Side.

Firefighters knock down apartment blaze on North Side

Spokane firefighters were at the scene of a fire at a multi-story building on the North Side. The fire call at 1:05 p.m. resulted in a full fire response, including …

Apartment building residents escape fire

The Spokane fire marshal ordered closure of a substandard apartment building Tuesday after a fire believed to be arson damaged a portion of the crowded and cluttered property. “It’s a …

Fire damages converted Sprague Ave. apartments

The Spokane fire marshal this morning ordered closure of a substandard apartment building after a suspicious fire damaged a portion of the crowded and cluttered property.

Voters will have say on Spokane EMS tax

Spokane voters next month will be asked if they want to maintain the city’s tax for emergency medical services. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place the …

Building being remodeled at lumber mill catches fire

Spokane firefighters responded this morning to a two-alarm fire at an old lumber yard at 4030 E. Main Ave. The fire is out, but crews remain on scene.

Crews investigating second fire at Crestline apartment

An investigation is under way today to determine the cause of a fire that tore through a boarded-up apartment building that had been badly damaged in a fire in early …

Still taking the heat

Spokane fire Lt. Jack Greenamyer doesn’t keep track of how many lives he’s saved or the number of burning buildings he’s gone into, but he can tell you he still …

Spokane firefighter celebrating 45th year on force

Spokane firefighter Lt. Jack Greenamyer is celebrating his 45th anniversary on the city’s fire force today, a fire union official said.

Fire damages North Side home

Fire damaged the front portion of a home in northwest Spokane on Tuesday night, and a woman living there escaped without injury, firefighters said.

Two house fires displace seven residents

Spokane firefighters were busy with two structure fires in north Spokane Saturday.

Firefighters respond to Mayfair Ave. fire

Spokane firefighters this morning were trying to extinguish a blaze that broke out this morning in a house at North Mayfair Street in the vicinity of East Cleveland Avenue.

Woman dies after apartment fire

A 70-year-old Spokane woman died today after being pulled from her burning apartment in downtown Spokane.

Fire damages northeast Spokane duplex

A fire believed to have started on an outside deck damaged a northeast Spokane duplex early this morning, leaving at least one family homeless.

Seventh-grader honored for helping deliver sibling

Spokane firefighters Monday honored a 12-year-old’s courage and calmness in helping with her baby sister’s birth.

City seeks firefighting tax

When the Spokane City Council placed a 10-year fire tax on November’s ballot, the timing was risky. But an agreement reached last month with the Spokane Fire Fighters Union helped …

North central Spokane fire damages apartment

A fire in north central Spokane has caused moderate damage to one residence, forcing the occupants to seek new shelter.

Two held in fire at building transients used as shelter

A man and a woman taken into custody during a downtown blaze Thursday morning are being charged with second-degree arson, Spokane fire officials said. Windy M. Garland, 22, was arrested …

Pair arrested after downtown Spokane arson

A man and a woman taken into custody during a downtown fire this morning are being charged with second-degree arson, fire officials said this afternoon.

Cigarettes may be to blame for Carlyle evacuation

Discarded cigarettes may have sparked a small fire that evacuated the Carlyle Care Center this morning.

Council OKs firefighters’ plan to ward off layoffs

The Spokane Fire Department will avoid layoffs thanks to an early retirement plan approved unanimously Monday by the Spokane City Council. Council members praised the Spokane Firefighters Union for what …

‘Person of interest’ sought in I-90 fires

Investigators are looking for a man they think may be connected to a series of fires Friday near Interstate 90.

Man injured trying to fight house fire

A resident living along Inland Empire Way was burned this morning when he attempted to knock down a second-story residential fire with a garden hose, Spokane fire officials said.

City advised to quicken emergency responses

Relative to other cities, Spokane pays low rates for ambulance transportation. What it gives up in return is time. A consultant studying Spokane’s emergency medical services said last week that …

River scare stalls traffic

Emergency personnel responded in force Wednesday morning onto and under the Monroe Street Bridge after someone riding the Riverfront Park Skyride reported seeing a bicycle next to the Spokane River. …

Vehicle went end-over-end down embankment

An 18-year-old driver whose vehicle plunged end-over-end down a steep embankment west of High Drive on Monday evening survived because he was wearing a seat belt, fire officials said.

Kitchen fire evacuates 6 adults, 4 children

A kitchen fire damaged a duplex dwelling in northeast Spokane early this morning, forcing the evacuation of the six adults and four children who lived there.

Apartment blazes displace residents

Five adults and two children escaped their apartments Wednesday morning when the north Spokane home they lived in was hit by fire. “My daughter woke me up panicking. She was …

7 people escape fire that destroyed apartments

Five adults and two children managed to escape their apartments Wednesday morning when the north Spokane converted home they lived in was destroyed by fire.

Fire razes property

A 4-year-old playing with a lighter probably started a fire Friday morning that seriously injured his mother and destroyed their east Spokane home, a fire official said. The woman, Tawnia …