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Tuesday, January 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cigarettes may be to blame for Carlyle evacuation

Discarded cigarettes may have sparked a small fire that evacuated the Carlyle Care Center this morning.


Council OKs firefighters’ plan to ward off layoffs

The Spokane Fire Department will avoid layoffs thanks to an early retirement plan approved unanimously Monday by the Spokane City Council. Council members praised the Spokane Firefighters Union for what …


‘Person of interest’ sought in I-90 fires

Investigators are looking for a man they think may be connected to a series of fires Friday near Interstate 90.


Man injured trying to fight house fire

A resident living along Inland Empire Way was burned this morning when he attempted to knock down a second-story residential fire with a garden hose, Spokane fire officials said.


City advised to quicken emergency responses

Relative to other cities, Spokane pays low rates for ambulance transportation. What it gives up in return is time. A consultant studying Spokane’s emergency medical services said last week that …


River scare stalls traffic

Emergency personnel responded in force Wednesday morning onto and under the Monroe Street Bridge after someone riding the Riverfront Park Skyride reported seeing a bicycle next to the Spokane River. …


Vehicle went end-over-end down embankment

An 18-year-old driver whose vehicle plunged end-over-end down a steep embankment west of High Drive on Monday evening survived because he was wearing a seat belt, fire officials said.


Kitchen fire evacuates 6 adults, 4 children

A kitchen fire damaged a duplex dwelling in northeast Spokane early this morning, forcing the evacuation of the six adults and four children who lived there.


Apartment blazes displace residents

Five adults and two children escaped their apartments Wednesday morning when the north Spokane home they lived in was hit by fire. “My daughter woke me up panicking. She was …


7 people escape fire that destroyed apartments

Five adults and two children managed to escape their apartments Wednesday morning when the north Spokane converted home they lived in was destroyed by fire.


Fire razes property

A 4-year-old playing with a lighter probably started a fire Friday morning that seriously injured his mother and destroyed their east Spokane home, a fire official said. The woman, Tawnia …


Mom seriously injured in house fire

A 4-year-old playing with a lighter likely started a fire Friday morning that seriously injured his mother and destroyed their east Spokane home, a fire official said.


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 …