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9/11 history will become part of Spokane Valley

After months and months of filling out paperwork and waiting, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has finally received a piece of a steel beam that was part of one of …


Man holds yule tree barbecue

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews had a Christmas in June moment this last week. One of the 218 calls received in the week of June 23-29 involved a man doing …


Valley Fire’s calls return to normal level

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews had a fairly quiet week from June 16 to Wednesday, with the number of calls dropping from last week’s high to a more normal 205. …


Busy week for Valley Fire Department

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a whopping 247 calls the week of June 9-15, nearly 50 more than usual. The increase was mostly in fires and medical calls, …


Outlet caused fire at Whimsical Pig

Spokane Valley Fire Department investigators have narrowed the cause of the two-alarm fire at the Whimsical Pig Apartments on East Mission Avenue to a faulty electrical outlet. “It was a …


Unusual calls highlight week for fire crews

Crews with the Spokane Valley Fire Department were kept busy the week of May 26 to June 1, but there were no major response calls. There was the usual mix …


Spokane Valley leader wins state ‘Chief of Year’

Spokane Valley Fire Chief Mike Thompson was having dinner at the annual Washington State Fire Chiefs Association meeting last week in downtown Spokane when he was surprised to hear his …


Valley Fire arson dog has a nose for the noxious

The special guest at this week’s Spokane Valley City Council had four paws and a wagging tail. Spokane Valley Fire Department fire investigator Rick Freier brought his K-9 partner Mako …


Cooking-related fire causes heavy damage

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were kept busy from May 12-25 with several house fires and two calls for river rescues. The two house fires on May 12 were both …


Home inspectors provide residents with fire protection strategy

Residents living in forested areas served by the Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 can expect to get a knock on their door this summer asking …


Calls involve mix of small fires

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to the normal number of calls the week of May 5 to 11 but didn’t have to deal with any major house fires. Instead …


Valley firefighters fight two structure fires

A Pop Tart that caught fire in a toaster caused extensive damage to a Spokane Valley home today.


Illegal burning, suspicious fires busy crews

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were kept busy the last two weeks with a collection of illegal trash fires, suspicious fires that also kept the department’s arson dog busy and …


One resident hospitalized after Valley apartment fire

A Spokane Valley woman was hospitalized with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in her apartment Friday. Valley fire crews responded to The Villages, 217 S. Sullivan Road, about …


Worksite cleanup due by May 15

An agreement is now in place to get land owned by the Spokane Valley Fire Department at Barker Road and Euclid Avenue cleaned up. It calls for construction equipment and …


Space heaters blamed

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews were kept busy with brush fires, vehicle accidents, a broken gas line and fires caused by space heaters the week of April 14-20. A woman …


Crews stage mock crash

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews capped off their week by staging a mock crash at Central Valley High School Thursday morning. “We had two patients and one deceased,” said Assistant …


Fire commissioners want contractor to leave

Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners want to ramp up efforts to evict a contractor that has been storing equipment on land the department owns at Barker Road and Euclid Avenue …


Fire department busy with 17 auto accidents

Auto accidents topped the charts for crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department the week of March 24-30. Firefighters responded to a fatal accident under the Barker Road overpass at …


Cleanup delayed

Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners are ready to take a firm line with a contractor that has been using land the department owns for storage for nearly three years without …


EMS calls keep fire department busy

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to few big calls the week of March 17-23, but a spike in the number of emergency medical service requests pushed the total number …


Valley Fire is top-flight

For six years Spokane Valley firefighter/engineer Paul Kimball has put on about 50 pounds of equipment, including a full breathing mask and air tank, and run up 69 flights of …


Valley firefighters called to aid shooting victim

Spokane Valley Department Fire crews responded to an incident in the early morning hours of March 5 that left a Spokane man with a bullet in his head. When firefighters …


Firefighters hampered by gawkers, narrow roads in gated community

There were two major fires in the Valley area the week of Feb. 24 to March 2, but no one was injured. Firefighters even managed to rescue a cat from …


Man admits arson

Anthony W. Sotin pleaded guilty to two counts of arson Tuesday for recent fires in Spokane Valley. A federal grand jury last month indicted Sotin on charges that he set …


Spokane Valley Fire Department studies responses

The average response time for the Spokane Valley Fire Department has been improving and the department hopes to drop it by 30 more seconds within the next five years. Getting …


Spokane Valley fire displaces seven people

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a blaze this morning that started in an apartment complex and displaced seven tenants.


Piles of debris hinder firefighters access to burning home

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a house fire with a twist on Feb. 17. Firefighters responded to a house in the 13200 block of East 24th Avenue at …


Valley Fire to get new building

The Spokane Valley Fire Department will break ground Monday on a $3.7 million project that includes a new administration building at 2120 N. Wilbur Ave. in Spokane Valley. Meridian Construction, …


Arrest made in building, vehicle fires

Spokane Valley Fire Department investigators have made an arrest for a fire in a vacant building on Nora Avenue last week as well as a fire that torched a vehicle …