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Man narrowly escapes from basement of burning home

Firefighters rescued a man trapped in the basement of a burning home, early Saturday afternoon.


Fire damages commercial building on Monroe

A 2-alarm fire heavily damaged a small commercial building at 1603 N. Monroe Street early Saturday morning.


100 years ago in Spokane: Motors replace horses at another fire station

3/12 From our archives, 100 years ago


Spokane voters will consider EMS tax in April

Voters will consider renewing a long-running emergency medical services levy in April, after the Spokane City Council unanimously approved putting it on the ballot Monday night. The levy generates about …


Auto shop fire likely started with paint-soaked rags

Firefighters put out a two-alarm blaze at a north Spokane auto shop Thursday night.


Trash fire ravages laundromat; all inside evacuated safely

Spokane firefighters are battling a blaze at the Hamilton Street Wash & Dry Crews were called to the laundromat at 1725 N. Hamilton at about 8 p.m.


Cause of fire in vacant Spokane home unclear

Investigators are working to the find cause of a Wednesday night fire that damaged a vacant home in northeast Spokane.


Newborn left at Spokane fire station under safe-haven law

A newborn girl left with Spokane firefighters Monday marks the first known use of Washington’s safe haven law at a Spokane fire station.


Two Monday morning house fires keep Spokane firefighters busy

Spokane firefighters had a busy Monday morning after two house fires broke out on the east side of the city.


Spokane Public Radio opens in historic fire station

For a few moments Saturday, radio calls from fire dispatchers once again echoed through the halls of the old Fire Station 3 on North Monroe.


100 years ago in Spokane: Downtown’s oldest building destroyed by fire

From our archives, 100 years ago Swanson’s Hotel, also known as the Albion Block, “said to be the oldest downtown building in Spokane,” was destroyed by an early morning fire.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 1:43 p.m.

Early morning fire displaces two apartment residents in Browne’s Addition

Two people were able to escape safely from an early morning fire in Browne’s Addition, but are without a home.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 9:47 p.m.

Fire in north Spokane apartment caused by candle

Most the residents in a north Spokane apartment building displaced by fire Wednesday night have been allowed back. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. at 727 E. Glass …


Arson suspected in 7 Spokane area brush fires

Fire investigators believe a rash of brush fires set early Monday morning in eastern Spokane and the Spokane Valley are the work of a serial arsonist.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

One man dead after early morning fire

A 72-year-old man died in an early morning fire in an upstairs bedroom in North Spokane.


Scam callers posing as fire department

The Spokane Fire Department has received several reports of scam callers seeking donations for fire victims.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, 4:35 p.m.

Man accused of setting Emerson-Garfield apartment fire

A fire last week in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood was caused by a man who deliberately set his furniture on fire after locking himself in his apartment, police say.


City, fire department unveil hire-ahead program for new cadets

As Spokane’s aging firefighters head toward retirement, and the amount of overtime pay the department consumes rattles the Spokane City Council, Chief Bobby Williams and Mayor David Condon this week …


Shawn Vestal: If ARUs aren’t going to be the answer, Spokane needs to find another one.

When Spokane city firefighters are called into action, it’s not usually for a fire. Medical calls accounted for more than 81 percent of all Spokane Fire Department responses from 2010-14, …


Crews pull swimmer from Spokane River near falls

A man was pulled to safety from the Spokane River at the base of the Upper Falls Thursday morning, as 21 firefighters responded in kayaks, climbing ropes and medical vehicles. …


Chlorine gas leak sickens workers

An accidental release of chlorine gas Wednesday morning from a cylinder at Pacific Steel and Recycling in east Spokane sickened more than a dozen people there and at a nearby …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 12, 2015, 8:15 p.m.

3 still in critical condition after chlorine gas release at Pacific Steel and Recycling

Workers at Pacific Steel and Recycling in north Spokane accidentally punctured a barrel Wednesday morning, releasing a plume of chlorine gas that sickened workers there and at a nearby city …


Man accused of kicking, biting Spokane firefighter

Spokane firefighters reported being bitten and kicked in the face while brawling with a man they were attempting to treat Saturday on the Maple Street Bridge.


Five injured in explosion at Newport aerospace plant

NEWPORT, Wash. – An explosion that ripped through an aerospace company in Newport late Tuesday night injured five employees, including one critically, and could have implications for the local economy. …


In brief: Women accused of stealing merchandise, abandoning children

A 31-year-old woman allegedly abandoned two children last week at a Home Depot in Spokane Valley after an employee caught her stealing inventory. Amber M. Elliott is accused of trying …


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2015, 4:19 p.m.

Fire tears through apartment building at Astor and Augusta

Fire crews from Spokane and Spokane Valley are battling a major fire at an apartment building in North Spokane.


Fire at downtown Spokane restaurant ‘was a big, flamey mess’

A downtown Spokane restaurant was forced to close Wednesday after an overheating kitchen exhaust fan sent flames crawling up the side of the building. “It was a big, flamey mess,” …


Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in most of Spokane County

Those who buy, sell or discharge fireworks illegally face up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.


Firefighters battle three house fires Friday

Firefighters in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Spokane County Fire District 8 rushed to three house fires Friday evening. The most serious fire was reported at 6819 S. Meadows Road in …


Body found in burned car in north Spokane

Spokane police are investigating a body found in a car fire in north Spokane.