Stories tagged: spokane fire department
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019
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 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
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
A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Firefighters responded to a commercial building fire at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in downtown Spokane on South Howard Street.
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019
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
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
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 …
Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
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 …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019
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 …
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
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
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 …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
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
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 …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
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
The South Hill YMCA is closed while its building is examined in the aftermath of a crash.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
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
The driver of an SUV that plunged down a High Drive embankment on Spokane’s South Hill earlier this week died by suicide.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
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 …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
A boater discovered a body Friday morning in the Spokane River.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
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
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
A woman was killed early Friday in an apartment fire in Hillyard.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
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
A woman was hospitalized and a driver is at large after a hit-and-run crash Tuesday afternoon in downtown Spokane.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018
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 heavily damages three garages A fast-moving fire in East Central damaged three garages Sunday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018
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.