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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Motor home blaze also damages church

Fire crews are investigating the cause of a motor home blaze in northeast Spokane that also damaged an adjacent church early today, fire officials said.


Beacon Hill fire stopped, under investigation

Spokane firefighters are investigating the cause of a brush fire Monday on Beacon Hill in northeast Spokane that left five acres charred.


Crews responding to fire at Blockbuster on South Hill

A fire reported before noon today is under control, leaving the structure with minor smoke damage, a Spokane fire spokesman said.


Mom, infant escape

A young mother’s hair was singed Thursday when she and her 2-week-old baby escaped their burning home on West Kiernan Avenue. Sara Farrell, 22, and her daughter, Summerlyn Cope, were …


Woman, 2-week-old baby escape house fire

A young mother’s hair was singed this morning when she and her 2-week-old baby escaped their burning home on West Kiernan Avenue.


Boy started fire, officials say

A fire that injured a 5-year-old boy and several family members who attempted to rescue him from a burning northeast Spokane home was started when the boy lit a bed …


Rescued boy’s condition improves after house fire

A 5-year-old boy rescued by firefighters from a burning home on Friday has been upgraded to satisfactory condition, officials said.


Rescued boy’s condition improves after morning house fire

A 5-year-old boy rescued from a burning home in northeast Spokane has improved from critical to serious condition this afternoon at Sacred Heart Medical Center.


Apartment fire injures resident in northeast Spokane

Fire investigators this morning returned to the scene of a north Spokane apartment fire that injured a resident and drove two others out of their homes late Wednesday night.


Parked car on fire prompts probe

Flames from a burning car were doused Monday evening before they could spread to a nearby mechanic shop in downtown Spokane, authorities said.


Flames stopped before reaching mechanic shop

Flames from a burning car were doused Monday evening before they could spread to a nearby mechanic shop in downtown Spokane, authorities said.


Bear sighting clogs Indian Trail

Wildlife and fire department crews removed a black bear that wandered into a northwest Spokane neighborhood this afternoon.


Resident gets help after house fire

A home in the 5400 block of North Whitehouse Street was damaged by a fire Sunday, and the resident is being assisted by the Red Cross. The exact cause of …


Firefighter placed on unpaid status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …


Woman treated after pesticide spill

A woman suffered shortness of breath and was hospitalized Thursday after some of the pesticides she was trying to purchase spilled at an East Sprague store.


City of Spokane places Chism on unpaid layoff status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism has been placed on unpaid layoff status pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month.


Two North Side garage fires put out blocks apart

Spokane firefighters on Wednesday night were dispatched to two garage fires just blocks apart in a little more than an hour, and investigators were calling them suspicious this morning.


Fire forces evacuations at Maplewood Gardens

Fire damaged an upper-story apartment at Maplewood Gardens retirement community in northeast Spokane late Tuesday, causing evacuation of one full floor and parts of two others.


Kids blamed for apartment fire

Children playing with matches sparked a blaze at a north Spokane apartment complex Sunday, according to the Spokane Fire Department.


EMS levy passes latest six-year test

For the sixth time in a row, Spokane voters agreed to pay a six-year property tax for the fire department’s medical response service. Almost 67 percent of voters agreed to …


Voters renew EMS levy

For the sixth time in a row, Spokane voters have agreed to pay a six-year property tax for the fire department’s medical response service.