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Tests show lead in air equipment used by Spokane firefighters

Further rounds of testing have discovered lead in two now-decommissioned compressors used to supply Spokane firefighters with breathable air.

Spokane firefighters get new compressors to fill air tanks, amid concerns of lead contamination

The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of two new compressors to fill the air tanks of firefighters, after an odd smell prompted the department to take …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Investigation underway after contaminants found in Spokane Fire Department air compressors

The state is investigating Eastern Washington’s largest fire department after contaminants reportedly were found in firefighters’ air tanks.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017

Man faces charges for assaulting firefighters

A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting three firefighters Friday night, according to the Spokane Fire Department.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017

North Spokane hair salon damaged in early-morning fire

A north Spokane hair salon went up in flames Thursday morning.

Replace a home’s older smoke alarms for safer sleeping

If your smoke alarm is older than 10 years, it’s past due for a replacement. Residents often don’t know that, along with several other newer standards for home fire safety …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Firefighters battle blaze at window company in east Spokane

The Spokane Fire Department worked for several hours to knock down a commercial building blaze near Riverside Avenue and Helena Street.

Fire chief chosen for national program

Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer will join 20 other chiefs from around the country in a year-long development program for fire department leaders.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Man injured in Hillyard house fire

A man suffered minor burns from a late night house fire in Hillyard.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Spokane Fire Department selects first woman assistant chief

For the first time in city history, a woman will be in leadership of the the Spokane Fire Department

Family displaced after early morning house fire in East Central

A family in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood was displaced Sunday morning after a fire tore through their home.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Tuesday morning fire burns Hillyard building

Firefighters worked Tuesday morning to extinguish a blaze burning an abandoned nursing homein Hillyard.

Child sustains serious burn injuries in fire at home in Spokane

A child was flown to Harborbview Medical Center in Seattle on Tuesday after sustaining serious burns, according to the Spokane Fire Department.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017

Hillyard hit with another garage fire over the weekend

Spokane firefighters responded to another garage fire in Hillyard this weekend.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Suspect’s account fails to line up with court affidavit in fatal auto-pedestrian crash in northeast Spokane

Moments after striking three people with her car in a Safeway parking lot, 24-year-old Brittney Moen walked through the store and into the bathroom.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

Two garage fires spring up in Hillyard; officials say causes appear unrelated

Within the span of a few hours, firefighters from the Spokane Fire Department responded to two garage fires in the Hillyard neighborhood.

Firefighting drones to assist Spokane police on investigations of fatal car crashes

The fire department’s fleet of unmanned fliers may now take aerial images of wrecks, which will eliminate the need to send investigators up in engine ladders to survey a scene.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Police looking for man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire

Spokane police, the Spokane Fire Department and ATF are looking for a man suspected of lighting Beacon Cleaners on fire on Aug. 11.

Firefighters investigating suspicious house fire on Spokane’s South Hill

Firefighters are investigating a “suspicious” fire that damaged a vacant home on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday night.

Over $300,000 in damages estimated to South Hill home destroyed in early-morning house fire

A vacant home was heavily damaged in an early-morning house fire on Spokane’s South Hill.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017

Grease fire destroyed mobile home near Indian Canyon

Kay Workman started Tuesday morning like he always does. He woke up, shuffled his way into the kitchen and started making breakfast. Except this morning, in the middle of cooking …

South Hill car crash leaves one injured

At least one person was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Spokane’s South Hill Monday morning.

Spokane police wearing commemorative badges to honor 9/11 responders

Officers and supervisors bought the badges with their own money, a portion of which went to the nonprofit Behind the Badge, which provides assistance to the family members of officers …

Man arrested for starting small brush fire with fireworks in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with a fire started in a field near Second Avenue and South Pittsburg Street in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

Burned church was filming location for Spokane B-movie “The Ghosting”

The 112-year-old former church that burned late Friday night at Adams Street and Broadway Avenue near downtown Spokane was full of history, not to mentions boxes of hundreds of VHS …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017

Owners of Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill: Stop setting our building on fire

Beacon Cleaners on Spokane’s South Hill was intentionally set on fire Thursday morning.

Bay door of Browne’s Addition fire station damaged while firefighters responded to house fire in West Central

A bay door at Spokane Fire Station 4 in Browne’s Addition was damaged Tuesday morning when a fire truck crashed into it while responding to a fire.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire with no working smoke detectors

A dog died in a house fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Father, daughter rescued from Spokane River Sunday after being stranded on rocks

The Spokane Fire Department rescued a father and daughter who were stranded on rocks in the Devil’s Toenail area of the Spokane River Sunday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Firefighter seriously injured in fall at South Hill blaze

A firefighter was seriously injured when he fell off a ladder while battling a fire at Beacon Cleaners on Grand Boulevard late Friday.