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Spokane Valley fire roundup: Vehicle strikes man from behind, leaves scene

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls from April 16-29 involving a cooking fire and three motor vehicle accidents resulting in nonlife-threatening injuries.


Valley Fire, Fire District 8 team up to raise awareness on wildfire preparedness in rural areas through planned workshop

The Spokane Valley Fire Department and Spokane County Fire District 8 are teaming up to offer a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day workshop Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Redeemer …


Fire roundup: Crews battle fires at Kaiser Aluminum plant, apartment complex

The Spokane Valley Fire Department battled two major fires last week at the Kaiser Aluminum plant and an apartment complex in which a resident received second-degree burns.


Fire roundup: Gas leak shuts down businesses, traffic on East Broadway in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week battled a natural gas leak that shut down several businesses and blocked off a section of Broadway Avenue between Wilbur and Pines roads …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Broadway Avenue near Pines Road in Spokane Valley closed due to natural gas leak

Broadway Avenue near Pines Road in Spokane Valley was closed for several hours while crews with Avista Utilities worked to repair a leaking natural gas line. Melanie Rose, spokeswoman for …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Wind creates problems for Spokane Valley firefighters at Otis Orchards house fire

Spokane Valley firefighters battled wind and flames as they responded to an Otis Orchards house fire Sunday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Fire roundup: After three kitchen fires in Spokane Valley, fire department warns ‘keep an eye on what you fry’

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week responded to several calls including three cooking fires that occurred within a few days of each other.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Fire roundup: Spokane Valley crews busy with I-90 wreck, pursuit crash, hit pedestrian

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to several calls the week of Feb. 12 to Feb. 18, including three motor vehicle accidents and reports of water leaks.


Spokane Valley Fire captain terminated for religious messages can sue, state Supreme Court finds

A former Spokane Valley Fire Department captain fired for sending religious emails through his work account can file a lawsuit claiming damages, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Electrical panel, two clothes dryers were in flames

The Spokane Valley Fire Department this week responded to several calls including two fires originating from clothes dryers and an electrical panel fire that knocked out power to 10 businesses …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017

Spokane Valley fire roundup: Over-heated vehicle, fireplace ashes cause fires

Firefighters responded to two garage fires in Spokane Valley that caused thousands of dollars in damage during the weekend of Dec. 15-17.


Mother, passerby in Otis Orchards house fire credited as hometown heroes

If there were such a thing as a recipe for disaster, this was it. But Angel Fiorini and her three children made it out alive, thanks to her own heroic …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017

Garage damaged, three vehicles destroyed by fire in Spokane Valley

Quick work by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews suppressed a garage fire in Spokane Valley Friday night, but not before three vehicles had been destroyed. At around 7:57 p.m., fire …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Spokane Valley Fire Department opens new station in Liberty Lake

The Spokane Valley Fire Department celebrated the newest addition to its fleet of firehouses with a ribbon cutting ceremony for it’s new state-of-the-art facility in Liberty Lake.


Replace a home’s older smoke alarms for safer sleeping

If your smoke alarm is older than 10 years, it’s past due for a replacement. Residents often don’t know that, along with several other newer standards for home fire safety …


Valley Fire doing home safety checks, distributing new smoke alarms, thanks to grant

Spokane Valley Fire Department will be making safety visits to more than 500 homes in high-risk areas over the next year, thanks to a $117,000 grant from the Federal Emergency …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

Spokane Valley Fire Commission candidates locked in close races

The races for two Spokane Valley Fire Commission Board seats are too close to call. Stan Chalich, 73, is leading incumbent Patrick Burch with 49.8 percent of the vote for …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

Two longtime Spokane Valley firefighters compete for Valley fire commission seat

Spokane County Fire District Board Commissioner William A. “Bill” Anderson and challenger Larry T. Rider have at least one thing in common: more than two decades of firefighting experience. Anderson …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Fire guts former used car dealership on East Sprague

A former used car dealership was heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday in Spokane Valley.


Spokane Valley car crash ignites natural gas, setting fire to car, nearby home

A car crashed into a gas meter Wednesday night in Spokane Valley, igniting escaping natural gas that caught the vehicle and a nearby home on fire.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Power pole fire caused problems in Spokane Valley

It’s not unusual for the Spokane Valley Fire Department to get a call regarding a downed power line, but what they found on a recent call was a bit unusual.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Fire roundup: Homeowner tries to burn unusual fuel

People often try to burn yard debris, construction debris and trash in Spokane Valley - all of which is illegal - but firefighters found something new when they responded to …


Spokane Valley Fire roundup: Burn ban still in effect; includes backyard camp fires

Despite weeks of hot and dry weather and frequent reminders that a burn ban is in place, people are still not getting the message.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Spokane Valley firefighters investigating suspicious Spokane Valley brush fires

Firefighters are investigating a series of small brush fires that started near Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in northern Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

Dog dies in Spokane Valley house fire with no working smoke detectors

A dog died in a house fire in Spokane Valley early Tuesday morning.


Spokane Valley fire roundup: Burn in a hopper full of wood chips proves difficult

Firefighters battled a stubborn fire at Premier Lumber on East Kildea Road recently, finally dousing a fire in a wood filled hopper by dumping water on it from above.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Spokane Valley fire roundup: Cigarettes in potting soil cause rash of fires

The Spokane Valley Fire Department has responded to a rash of fires recently caused by people putting their cigarette butts in flower pots or planters thinking they contain dirt.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

Spokane Valley firefighters knock down ‘stubborn’ blaze at lumber yard

Floating sawdust complicated efforts to douse a fire that damaged two structures at a lumber yard Sunday afternoon, according to the Spokane Valley Fire Department.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Small fire in Dishman Hills quickly extinguished

Firefighters quickly extinguished a small brush fire on the northern edge of the Dishman Hills in Spokane Valley Thursday afternoon.


Spokane Valley Fire Roundup: Neighbors respond to cooking oil fire

Helpful neighbors saved the day after a cooking oil fire started in a Spokane Valley apartment recently.