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Sunday, September 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fire season heats up fast

After 20 years in business, Patricia Bradley stood devastated outside her building on East Francis Avenue on Wednesday night as flames reduced it to a shell. But it wasn’t the …


Afternoon, evening blazes keep crews hopping

After 20 years in business, Patricia Bradley stood devastated outside her building on East Francis Avenue Wednesday night as flames reduced it to a shell. But it wasn’t the $450,000 …


Man burned opening paint can with drill

A Spokane man on the North Side learned the wrong way for getting spray paint out of a can. Spokane fire officials said the man was seriously burned when he …


Suspicious fire damages counseling center

Fire investigators are looking into a suspicious blaze that broke out early today at the entrance to New Horizon Counseling Service in West Central Spokane.


Spokane man injured in downtown bridge fall

A Spokane man suffered serious injuries after falling about 40 feet down an embankment at a downtown bridge Sunday afternoon.


Fire damages West Central home today

An early-morning fire damaged the attic and ceilings of a West Central home Friday in Spokane. Firefighters were called to a two-story house at 2122 W. Gardner Ave. just after …


Residents honored for heroism

Eleven people received life-saving awards from the Spokane Fire Department on May 30. The annual awards ceremony also honored retirements and promotions. The honored residents include a 20-year-old who saved …


Fire forces evacuation of Red Lion hotel

A laundry-room fire early this morning forced the evacuation of most of the clients at a Red Lion hotel downtown. Spokane firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Red …


Gaming device blamed for South Side fire

An electrical short in a gaming device is being blamed for a basement fire that caused an estimated $60,000 in damages to a South Side home.


Fire bond likely for next ballot

Spokane voters likely will decide in five months if they’ll continue paying extra property taxes for fire engines, equipment and stations. Around the same time, the city may consider job …


Rescue crews looking for woman in Spokane River

Rescue crews are combing the Spokane River for a woman who was believed to have disappeared into the water near People’s Park, authorities said.


Blaze damages home in West Central

A suspicious fire displaced two residents of a West Central Spokane home Sunday. The neighborhood, which is northwest of downtown, has been plagued with arsons the past few years.


Fire damages West Central home

A suspicious fire displaced two residents of a West Central Spokane home on Sunday. The neighborhood, which is north and west of downtown, has been plagued with arsons the last …


Cigarette caused apartment fire, officials say

A discarded cigarette caused the fire that ripped through a South Hill apartment complex last week and left 29 homeless, the Spokane Fire Department said today.


Blaze ousts residents, diverts traffic

Fire ripped through the upstairs of a South Hill apartment complex Wednesday, leaving nearly 30 people homeless. A firewall in the 10-unit building of the Regal Ridge apartments, 5111 S. …


South Hill apartment blaze displaces 29

Fire ripped through the upstairs of a South Hill apartment complex Wednesday, leaving nearly 30 people homeless.


Mobile home damaged in overnight fire

An early morning house fire has displaced a north Spokane family.


House damaged, two pets die in fire

A Spokane family was left homeless and the family’s pets dead Tuesday in a blaze that destroyed a northeast Spokane home. Spokane police officers were the first to arrive at …


Our View: City should have risked arbitration on chiefs’ pay

Old assumptions ought to be tested every so often to see if they’re still valid. Especially assumptions that keep us from acting prudently. At Spokane City Hall, for example, there …


Fire chiefs to get raises despite layoff concerns

Spokane city fire battalion chiefs will get raises over the next four years, despite concerns by some City Council members that the economy is forcing taxpayers to take cuts or …


Council OKs batallion chief raises

Spokane city fire battalion chiefs will get raises over the next four years, despite concerns by some City Council members that the economy is forcing taxpayers to take cuts or …


‘Pungent odor’ evacuates Spokane business

A Sprague Avenue business was evacuated Thursday after a worker dropped a glass vial and stomped on it before quickly leaving the building, according to the Spokane Fire Department.


Fire crews rescue woman trapped on second floor

Spokane firefighters rescued a 51-year-old Spokane woman from the second-floor balcony of her West Central home this morning after fire broke out trapping her at least 12 feet above ground.


City firefighter layoffs possible

Calls for fire service in Spokane have gone up, but the number of firefighters may be going down. Layoffs are possible, officials told Fire Department employees Tuesday during the biannual …


Council allocates federal, city money for firefighter equipment

Spokane leaders have set aside almost $1 million to buy equipment to help firefighters breathe inside burning structures. The Spokane City Council on Monday agreed to accept $736,000 in federal …


In brief: Four forced from home by attic fire

Four people were displaced Tuesday after an electrical fire ignited in the attic of their northwest Spokane home. The residents are unable to stay at 3914 W. Longfellow Ave. while …


Clothing near heater caused blaze

Spokane fire investigators determined clothes too close to a heater caused a blaze Saturday in a three-story apartment building, which displaced 26 residents until Tuesday. The building – with the …


In brief: Apartment fire forces evacuations

Spokane fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a blaze that broke out at a three-story apartment building that forced almost 40 residents to evacuate late Saturday. There …


Pets retrieved from North Side house fire

Spokane fire crews were expected to stay overnight at the scene of a house fire on West Jackson Avenue that started with a loud explosion about 5 p.m. on Saturday. …


In brief: IRS refund stolen from purse

If you cash a big check in a public place, be discreet about where you put the money. That’s the reminder from the Spokane Police Department following the theft of …