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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.


Ballots due today on EMS levy extension

Ballots are due today for the city of Spokane’s proposed emergency medical services levy.


Spokane firefighter charged in WSP confrontation

A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in …


Two receive assistance after Spokane apartment fire

A north Spokane woman escaped her burning apartment without injury Tuesday morning in a blaze that caused substantial damage to her unit and sent smoke billowing into adjoining apartments. Cheryl …


Arson fire burns pair of homes in Spokane

Two house fires late Sunday were intentionally set, Spokane fire officials announced Monday.


Spokane woman escapes apartment fire

A north Spokane woman escaped her burning apartment without injury this morning in a blaze that caused substantial damage to her unit and sent smoke into adjoining apartments.


Firefighters unable to revive dog after house blaze

Fire in the entry way and living room of a northwest Spokane home was put out by firefighters Sunday night, but efforts to revive a dog inside the home were …


Family displaced by Spokane apartment fire

A family of five was being helped by the American Red Cross Saturday after an early morning fire gutted their apartment unit on East Mission Avenue in Spokane.


Apartment unit gutted in early-morning fire

A family of five is being helped by the Red Cross today after an early-morning fire gutted their apartment unit on East Mission Avenue in Spokane.


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.