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Fuel, flames bring lecture

A couple of bar customers nearly blew themselves up this week, but disaster was thankfully averted. The Spokane Valley Fire Department was called to the Sullivan Scoreboard Tavern at 202 …


Fire in vacant East Nora building deemed suspicious

Spokane Valley fire officials this morning said that a blaze at a vacant building along Interstate 90 started outside of the building and is considered suspicious.


Good Samaritans honored

At Monday’s Spokane Valley Fire commissioners meeting the department gave Outstanding Citizen awards to two men who stopped and gave life-saving treatment to a hit-and-run victim in the early morning …


Crews investigate Post Falls fire

Emergency crews responded to a fire at 5:48 a.m. Thursday in Post Falls and say the fire’s origins are suspicious in nature.


Fine-tuning contract between fire districts, AMR

Five months after the new contract between American Medical Response and most Spokane County fire districts took effect things seem to be going well. AMR has been tweaking where it …


Crew finds work waiting at fire station

Spokane Valley fire crews didn’t have far to go to put out a fire just after 11 p.m. Monday. It was in their own kitchen. Crew members from Station 6 …


Blaze likely started in basement

No one was hurt in a Thursday afternoon fire that appears to have begun in the basement of a Spokane Valley home.


Officials: Hot ashes likely sparked Valley house fire

Wood stove ashes left next to a wood pile apparently triggered a fire that damaged a home in Spokane Valley today.


Firefighters get in the pink

Spokane Valley firefighters will ditch their traditional blue uniform shirts for three days this week in favor of bright pink T-shirts in order to raise breast cancer awareness. The “Cares …


Black Lab has a nose for arson

He’s cute, he’s friendly, his tail wags a mile a minute and he has a badge on his red collar. Meet Mako, the new arson dog at the Spokane Valley …


Overheated pit routs customers at Longhorn

The pit at Spokane Valley’s popular Longhorn Barbecue overheated and filled the restaurant with smoke during Saturday night’s dinnertime rush. More than 100 customers had to evacuate as firefighters sprayed …


Industrial park will meet code gradually

The Spokane Valley Fire Department and the city of Spokane Valley have reached an agreement with the Spokane Business and Industrial Park regarding the upgrade of fire sprinkler systems installed …


Sprague/Appleway slows fire response

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the Sprague/Appleway couplet, and it’s apparently not only the business community that has issues with it. Last week Spokane Valley Fire …


Man found dead in burning apartment identified

A 69-year-old man died in a fire inside his Spokane Valley apartment early today.


Valley crews extinguish garage fire

Spokane Valley First Department crews have extinguished a fire in a small detached garage at 7223 E. Montgomery.


Teenage tipsters will get reward

Two teens will receive $750 each today for tipping fire investigators to a text message that helped arrest five people, including a man now accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend, …


Most county fire departments agree to new contract with AMR

After years of discussion, a group of almost all Spokane County fire departments and fire districts, led by Spokane Valley Fire, have finally agreed to an ambulance contract with American …


Welding sparks blamed in fire

Sparks flying from a welding torch may be to blame for a blaze that destroyed a Spokane Valley man’s garage and heavily damaged his home Tuesday.


Fire razes mobile home

Two older residents smelled smoke Tuesday morning in their single-wide mobile home at the Flamingo Trailer Court in Spokane Valley and fled for safety before fire destroyed the building. About …


Residents escape before fire destroys mobile home

Two older residents smelled smoke this morning in their single-wide mobile home at the Flamingo Trailer Court in Spokane Valley and fled for safety before fire destroyed their home.


Wind gusts force fire trailer off road

High winds forced a Spokane Valley Fire Department communications trailer off Interstate 90 Thursday, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage.


Rags start fire in Valley home

Improperly stored rags sparked a fire at a Spokane Valley home on Thursday.


Firefighters control sawdust fire

A fire in a sawdust pile filled a Spokane Valley woodworking business with smoke Wednesday morning, but firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading. The owner of Euro Woodworking in the …


Fire at industrial park began in sawdust pile

A fire in a sawdust pile filled a Spokane Valley woodworking business with smoke this morning, but firefighters were called in time to prevent the blaze from spreading.


Parking on narrow Liberty Lake roads banned

Parking will soon be banned on some narrow roads around Liberty Lake that were laid out in horse-and-buggy days. Spokane County commissioners unanimously approved the parking restrictions this week, and …


Driver ‘very, very lucky’ in collision with big rig

A Deer Park woman is lucky to be alive after her car got wedged underneath a semitrailer on Interstate 90 on Tuesday. According to the Washington State Patrol, Kathleen Schroeder, …


Work on new Spokane Valley fire station begins

The Spokane Valley Fire Department took another step Wednesday in its program to improve fire protection in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake. Fire commissioners and other district officials gathered for …


Valley fire department breaks ground on new station

The Spokane Valley Fire Department took another step today in a multiyear program to improve fire protection in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake.


Motorcyclist hurt leaving Valley bar

A Spokane man was still in critical condition in Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Thursday after crashing his motorcycle in the early hours of Feb. 14 at the corner of …


Arson in apartment among fire department’s calls

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to 201 calls from Jan. 14 to 20, including five reports of minor fires. One was an arson fire at the Whimsical Pig Apartments, …