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UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Spokane man treated for smoke inhalation after Sunday morning apartment fire

Firefighters responded about 2 a.m. to the Mt. Vernon Terrace apartments, 3106 S. Mt. Vernon St., after neighbors reported hearing the sound of smoke alarms, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Multiple residents displaced in downtown Spokane apartment fire

Multiple downtown Spokane residents were displaced Wednesday morning after a fire tore through several units in a century-old apartment building near Lewis and Clark High School.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

North Spokane homeowner accused of setting home on fire had history of arson

A 52-year-old woman under investigation for intentionally starting a fire in her north Spokane home March 2 has a history of similar actions, court documents allege.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


Firefighters investigating early morning fire in downtown Spokane

Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.


Fire Department responds to LC science class for unsecured substance

The Spokane Fire Department responded to Lewis and Clark High School on Thursday after teachers discovered a hazardous substance, which is used in science demonstrations, had not been properly secured.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Police arrest squatter in connection with house fire

After an unoccupied house caught fire Wednesday morning in north Spokane, police arrested a man who witnesses say left the house after the fire started and wiped his hands in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

House fire in East Central ruled accidental

A house fire in the East Central neighborhood was ruled accidental after an investigation by the Spokane Fire Department. The blaze in the house on the 3200 block of North …


Spokane firefighters forced open 2 long-lost safes in Spokane’s old Rainier brewery. Here’s what they found.

Spokane firefighters recovered dozens of engraved, silver dishes, pottery by a renowned local artist and 58-year-old check for $2 when they opened a safe discovered during training exercises at the …


The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.

Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …


Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Trisha Wolford leaving to lead Maryland department

Assistant Fire Chief Trisha Wolford will soon leave the Spokane Fire Department to become chief of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Man trapped in car for an hour after 5-car crash in North Spokane

It took firefighters more than 60 minutes in below-freezing temperatures to extricate a man trapped in his truck after a five-car collision early Tuesday night in north Spokane that sent …


Family in limbo after suspected arson in Logan neighborhood leaves home in ruins

Two months after a fire tore through her home, Devan Howe-Kizzar is still unsure how to move on from that night. With no cash, renter’s insurance or assets, she’s unsure …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018

Displaced family focuses on silver lining after Christmas morning house fire in Logan Neighborhood

P.J. Farrell had a lot to look forward to on Christmas morning. Getting home, waking up his kids, seeing the excitement wash away the tired in their eyes, and watching …


Faulty air ventilation motor to blame for evacuation of Chase Middle School

Kids and staff at Chase Middle School were forced to evacuate Wednesday morning after smoke poured out from the school’s ventilation system.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

South Hill YMCA closed after car drives into the front of the building

The South Hill YMCA is closed while its building is examined in the aftermath of a crash.


Thousands of calls and 43 years later, fire Capt. Greg Borg ready to hang up uniform

For 43 years, Spokane Fire Department Capt. Greg Borg, 68, has answered the call –actually thousands of calls.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Could a megafire similar to those menacing California erupt in Spokane? Expert says ‘It’s just a matter of time’

Washington and the rest of the Pacific Northwest have been dealing with an increasingly extended and costly fire season – spurred by rising temperatures due to climate change. This year …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Man who died after SUV fell from High Drive died from gunshot; death ruled suicide

The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.


Spokane County deputies, area fire departments team up to bring new medic helicopter to the sky

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the Spokane Fire Department and the Spokane Valley Fire Department to staff a new rescue helicopter with paramedics, which will allow …


Body recovered Friday morning from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley

A boater discovered a body Friday morning in the Spokane River.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Early morning house fire injures two firefighters and left a dozen people displaced

At about 2:15 a.m., Spokane firefighters arrived to the home at 111 E. Sinto Ave. as heavy smoke and flames poured from the building. Tenants would later tell firefighters they …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

Driver flees troopers at 115 mph, crashes at downtown Spokane exit

A freeway traffic stop turned into a Hollywood-style vehicle crash Friday morning when a car took out a tree, traffic sign and power pole before jumping several feet into the …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

Woman dies in Hillyard apartment fire

A woman was killed early Friday in an apartment fire in Hillyard.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Woman charged with vehicular homicide jailed on shoplifting, bail jumping charges

For the second time this year, a woman accused of killing two people with her car and injuring a third is back in jail after failing to follow court mandated …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018

Driver flees after crashing into sedan in downtown Spokane

A woman was hospitalized and a driver is at large after a hit-and-run crash Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane.


Spokane’s newest deputy fire chief ready to help

Coming from a county in Virginia whose eastern edge rubs against the nation’s capitol, Spokane Fire Department’s newest deputy fire chief is used to the rain. Lots of rain. And …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018

Fire destroys home in Liberty Lake; garages burn in East Central

Fire heavily damages three garages A fast-moving fire in East Central damaged three garages Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

Equipment dealer, farmer snap up fire trucks at Spokane Fire Department auction

The Spokane Fire Department sold six vehicles at an auction Saturday morning, with five going to Cheney man who intends to sell them for parts and one going to a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Five face discipline as city wraps investigation of bullying and hazing within Spokane Fire Department

The city of Spokane will discipline five firefighters after concluding its investigation into allegations of harassment and bullying at Spokane Fire Department Station 2.