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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, 10:29 p.m.

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, 9:39 a.m.

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, 8:20 a.m.

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, 10:18 p.m.

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, 2:46 p.m.

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, 9:54 p.m.

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, 3:02 p.m.

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, 3:38 p.m.

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, 5:55 p.m.

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, 9:53 a.m.

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.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Fire chars apartment building in Browne’s Addition

A two-alarm apartment building fire in Browne’s Addition drew dozens of firefighters in the sweltering heat just before noon Friday.


Small brush fire reported on High Drive

A small brush fire broke out in the area of High Drive and 25th Avenue on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday evening.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Gas leak sends Spokane firefighters and retirement home employees to hospital

Four firefighters and two retirement home employees were hospitalized following a gas leak Tuesday evening at a retirement home northeast of downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

4-year-old boy pulled from Spokane River dies

A 4-year-old boy went missing near the Downriver Disc Golf Course Tuesday evening and was later pulled from the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

A boisterous Fourth sends pets scrambling

This year’s Fourth of July in the Inland Northwest appeared to be quiet, and not particularly dangerous or smoke-and-fire-filled, though it did feature its fair share of spooked dogs and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Rescuers convince distraught man to climb out of Spokane River

A rescue team spent nearly an hour trying to coax a distraught man out of the Spokane River as he waded in shallow water Tuesday afternoon, drawing attention from neighbors …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Emergency crews converge on Monroe Street Bridge after man spotted swimming in river

A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10 p.m.

Motorcyclists critically injured in crash with SUV

Two motorcyclists were critically injured Wednesday night after a collision with an SUV that left them trapped underneath the vehicle.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

Spokane City Council unanimously confirms Brian Schaeffer as fire chief

Brian Schaeffer, hired by the Spokane Fire Department in 2005, earned full-throated support from the public and the City Council at a confirmation hearing Monday night.


Four people rescued from Spokane River; city recommends life jackets

Emergency personnel rescued four people who were clinging to a tree in the Spokane River on Saturday afternoon.


Westview egg drop helps kids think outside the shell

Hundreds of Westview Elementary School kids gathered Thursday morning for something precarious: to watch an egg drop.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Brian Schaeffer named Spokane fire chief by Mayor David Condon

Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.