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Spokane Fire to back up Valley Fire

Spokane Fire Department engines are responding to 911 calls for fires or medical assistance on the west end of the Spokane Valley along with crews from the Spokane Valley Fire …


More criminal fires, fewer accidents reported in 2011

Nearly every number the Spokane Valley Fire Department tracks was up in 2011 – the number of calls, the number of fires, the number of arsons and the number of …


Chimney fire caused by wood stove

A chimney fire and a garage fire got big responses from Spokane Valley Fire Department crews the week of March 1-7. The chimney fire was reported at 12:48 a.m. Monday …


Snow blows in rash of emergency calls

The Spokane Valley Fire Department had a busy week from Feb. 23 to Wednesday, particularly during the snowstorm on Feb. 25, but the calls were fairly minor. “Busy week, but …


Valley Fire finds funds to fill Station 6 shortfall

Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted Monday to change the 2012 budget to account for a higher-than-expected cost to tear down and rebuild Station 6 on Sprague Avenue near the …


Windblown carport hits power lines

The Spokane Valley Fire Department had an uneventful week Feb. 16-Wednesday, despite wind on Wednesday that usually brings an increase in calls. The weather was responsible for only two calls …


Fatal accident scene ‘gruesome’ for crews

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were called to a double-fatality accident at Broadway and Locust on Tuesday evening, but the man and woman in the car were already dead when …


Valley Fire mulls construction bids for Station 6

Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners got a bit of sticker shock Monday when they opened bids for the construction of a new Station 6. The department has plans to tear …


Fire destroys semi trailer

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were “back to normal” the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford said, responding to 189 calls ranging from natural gas leaks …


Snow adds to calls for Valley fire crews

Two days of snowy weather helped boost the number of calls responded to by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews the week of Jan. 19 through Wednesday to a higher than …


Fire Department response times evaluated

Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners heard a mostly favorable report Monday on how often the department met its response-time goals in 2011. Response times for each type of call between …


Suspicious car fire investigated in Valley

Fires and car accidents kept Spokane Valley Fire Department crews busy during the week of Jan. 12 through Wednesday, including two fires reported in the early morning hours on Jan. …


Spokane Valley firefighters work overnight car, house blazes

Spokane Valley firefighters had a busy Saturday morning. They first responded to a suspicious car fire at the Roost Apartments, 8910 E. Broadway Ave., which was reported at 3:41 a.m., …


Fire damages metal fab business

The calls received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department from Jan. 5 through 11 ranged from the serious to the odd. A two-alarm fire was reported at a metal fabrication …


Valley Fire responds to four incidents of pedestrians hit by autos

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to a record four auto-pedestrian accidents between Dec. 22 and Wednesday, three of them on Sprague Avenue. The most serious of the four left …


Illegal to lock kids in cars

Every week the Spokane Valley Fire Department usually gets at least one call reporting a young child locked inside a vehicle. It’s a phenomenon that baffles Assistant Fire Marshal Bill …


Low-level calls keep crews busy

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews had a relatively active two weeks from Dec. 8-21 but no major calls among the 400 incidents they responded to. Crews responded to a report …


Illegal to lock kids in cars

Every week the Spokane Valley Fire Department usually gets at least one call reporting a young child locked inside a vehicle. It’s a phenomenon that baffles Assistant Fire Marshal Bill …


Teenagers accused of setting flag fires

Spokane Valley fire investigators have made two arrests after a series of flag burnings in the past several weeks. In most cases residents discovered blackened and charred flags that had …


Frigid air brings potential for fire

With dipping temperatures come heating season, and with that comes residential fire season. According to the United States Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires, …


Frigid air brings home fire risks

With dipping temperatures come heating season, and with that comes residential fire season. According to the United States Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of winter residential building fires, …


Industrial fire kept minor

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to only a few minor fires in the two weeks ending Wednesday. Community members reported a couple of chimney fires, two car fires and …


New burn room gives Valley firefighters more thorough training

For more than 20 years, the Spokane Valley Fire Department used a five-story concrete tower off Sullivan Road on the edge of the Industrial Park for fire training. Last year, …


Garage fire cause undetermined

The number of calls was up to 229 for the Spokane Valley Fire Department from Nov. 10-16, but the number of major fires was low. A garage fire was reported …


Tipped over iron ignites basement fire

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews enjoyed a week of routine calls from Nov. 3-9. The only major call of the week was a basement fire reported in the 10300 block …


Fatal crash, two major fires occupy fire department

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to a fatal motorcycle crash and two major house fires during the two weeks spanning Oct. 20-Wednesday. The department was called at 11:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011

Firefighters stop blaze on Upriver Drive

Spokane Valley firefighters were called to a house fire around 1:40 p.m. on Upriver Drive east of Argonne Road.


Spokane Valley council OKs bike master plan

In a surprising move, the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously approved the city’s new Bike and Pedestrian Master Program on Tuesday. The plan had been heavily scrutinized by council members, …


Relatively quiet week for fire calls for SVFD

As fall settles in, the number of fire calls received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department is dropping. Crews only responded to two fires of note during the week of …


Fire calls change with the weather

Cooler fall weather seems to have tamed the number of calls received by the Spokane Valley Fire Department for the week of Oct. 6-12, which dropped to a more normal …