Fire Department News Releases for 2015


Vehicle block heater causes South Hill fire

Dec. 10 at 8:45 a.m. - No one was injured by a fire in a South Hill home sparked by a vehicle block heater.

Grease fire damages rendering plant

Dec. 5 at 6:54 p.m. - Fire damaged a rendering plant late Friday.

Cellphone charger ignites apartment fire

Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. - An apartment fire on the lower South Hill displaced four tenants.


Gas generator in basement sickens three

Nov. 19 at 7:12 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department urges people to operate portable generators and other engines outside of enclosed spaces.

Overheated equipment causes scare

Nov. 13 at 8:26 a.m. - Overheating electrical motor briefly evacuates Monroe Street fast food restaurant.

Fire at vacant home under investigation

Nov. 13 at 8:06 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is investigating a fire at a vacant west central home.

Browne's Addition apartment fire displaces two

Nov. 4 at 11:14 a.m. - Two occupants of Browne's Addition apartment escaped an early morning fire uninjured.


Daylight savings time ends Sunday

Oct. 30 at 3:17 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department reminds you to check your smoke detectors with your clocks.

No one injured by northwest apartment fire

Oct. 29 at 8:22 a.m. - Fire evacuated a northwest Spokane apartment late Wednesday.

Keep Halloween fun by being fire-safe

Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is reminding citizens to be safe this Halloween.

Round-the-clock service begins at Fire Station 5

Oct. 27 at 2:04 p.m. - Twenty-four-hour service at Station 5, which opened earlier this year, officially began Monday afternoon.

Hillyard fire claims two cats

Oct. 23 at 7:48 p.m. - Hillyard apartment fire claims two cats.

Recreational fire restriction lifted

Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. - The ban on recreational burn restrictions in Spokane was lifted today.

Fire forces six from west central home

Oct. 18 at 9:09 a.m. - Six people escaped injury from a west central fire early Sunday

Firefighters evacuate four from duplex fire

Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Saturday night duplex fire.

South Hill family escapes bedroom fire

Oct. 9 at 12:47 p.m. - Working smoke detectors helped a family escape a morning bedroom fire.

Apartment fire displaces nine

Oct. 7 at 6:42 p.m. - A midday apartment fire displaced nine people.

Small fire damages Juvenile Detention Center

Oct. 4 at 8:57 a.m. - An electrical fire forced the brief evacuation of the Juvenile Detention Center.

National Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday

Oct. 2 at 8:57 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department reminds you to make sure you have enough smoke alarms for the size of your home and the needs of your family.


Two people, dog escape house fire

Aug. 30 at 8:18 p.m. - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire early Sunday morning.

Firefighters quickly contain house fire

Aug. 29 at 6:39 a.m. - The cause of a fire that damaged a north Spokane home late Friday is under investigation.

Attic fire damages north side home

Aug. 24 at 8:41 a.m. - No one was injured by an attic fire late Sunday that caused $20,000 in damage to a north Spokane home.

Fire Department Offers Advice to Deal with Smoky Conditions

Aug. 21 at 4:20 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Combined Communications Center have been receiving abundant 9-1-1 calls from people concerned about smoke in the region.


Teen rescued from evening house fire

July 21 at 10:56 a.m. - Teenager escapes house fire that claims a dog


Report recommends hospital cardiac arrest registry participation

June 30 at 12:14 p.m. - An Institute of Medicine report suggests participation in a national registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests to track and improve survival.

Amateur fireworks ban continues on sale, use

June 29 at 12:30 p.m. - Amateur sale and use of fireworks is banned in Spokane for the 23rd consecutive year.

Attic fires damage two homes

June 29 at 11:42 a.m. - Electrical malfunctions caused attic fires in two separate homes late Sunday.

Train, truck collision brings HazMat response

June 27 at 9:08 p.m. - A train and truck collision spilled several hundred gallons of magnesium chloride.

Fire damages north Spokane home

June 27 at 2:46 p.m. - No one was injured by a fire that damaged a north Spokane home on Friday evening.

North Spokane house fire under investigation

June 27 at 7:12 a.m. - No one was injured by a house fire that cause $100,000 in damage.

One escapes injury in kitchen grease fire

June 19 at 8:35 a.m. - No one was injured by a fire sparked by cooking grease.

Investigators determine smoking materials sparked fire at high-rise

June 17 at 12:58 p.m. - A fire in a high-rise building downtown yesterday afternoon temporarily displaced over one-hundred residents.

Fire marshal issues restrictions on outdoor recreational fires

June 16 at 3:53 p.m. - Restrictions on outdoor recreational fires will take effect tomorrow, June 17, 2015.

Fire damages unoccupied home for second time

June 16 at 8:39 a.m. - Spokane fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of two fires that have burned the same home twice in a month.

Fire on North Monroe intentionally set

June 11 at 12:04 p.m. - Investigators have determined a fire on North Monroe early today was arson.

Unattended food on stoves causes two fires

June 6 at 9:29 p.m. - Unattended food on stoves damaged two kitchens in separate fires.


Memorial Day events to honor lost firefighters

May 22 at 9:43 a.m. - Two events planned for Monday afternoon will honor firefighters who have lost their lives.

Rescuers help injured man from riverbank

May 20 at 3:46 p.m. - Rescuers pulled an injured man from the steep riverbank along the Spokane River today.

Minor fire damages downtown library elevator

May 20 at 10:45 a.m. - Downtown library open after minor morning electrical fire contained to elevator shaft.

Basement fire briefly displaces family

May 16 at 12:01 a.m. - No one was injured by a basement fire in northwest Spokane on Friday afternoon.

Specialized training to be provided for ARUs

May 12 at 1:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department will provide specialized training and update dispatch procedures for its pilot ARU program.

Fire significantly damages West Central home

May 11 at 9:29 a.m. - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that significantly damaged a West Central home early this morning.

Propane torch sparks accidental fire

May 8 at 11:31 p.m. - A homeowner using a propane torch sparked an accidental fire outside an Indian Trail home.

Small aircraft with two occupants crashes into Spokane River

May 7 at Midnight - A small plane with two occupants crashed into the Spokane River this afternoon after declaring an unspecified in-flight emergency.

Fire burns interior of West Central home

May 4 at 9:51 p.m. - One person was injured in a fire that damaged the second floor of a West Central home.

Fire burns exterior of northeast Spokane home

May 4 at 4:45 p.m. - Fire investigators are working to determine the of a fire that damaged the exterior of a northeast Spokane home.

Fire damages north Spokane garage

May 1 at 10:22 p.m. - Fire heavily damaged a detached garage in northwest Spokane on Friday evening, but firefighters knocked it down before it spread to the nearby home.

One pulled from roof of burning home

May 1 at 8:15 a.m. - Fire damaged a north Spokane home occupied by two people early today. No one was injured.


Fire Station 5 To Begin Serving Southwest Spokane

April 28 at 1 p.m. - A new fire station in southwest Spokane will soon begin serving neighborhoods in that area of the city.

Fire heavily damages west central home

April 22 at 6:47 a.m. - Fire heavily damaged a west central home and destroyed a detached garage and RV.

SFD asking for help locating two people

April 1 at 5:13 p.m. - Two persons are believed to have information about the suspected arson fire that took place on March 29th in 300 East block of 5th Avenue.


Fire damages three houses early Sunday

March 29 at 9:26 p.m. - A fire that damaged three homes in the 300 block of East Fifth Avenue early Sunday morning is under investigation.

Working smoke detector alerts homeowner to fire

March 7 at Midnight - Firefighters contained a fire started by food left cooking unattended to the kitchen of a northeast Spokane home Friday night.


Faulty chimney sparks house fire

Feb. 24 at Midnight - No one was injured Tuesday evening by a fire caused by the faulty chimney of a wood burning stove in northwest Spokane.

Attic fire damages east Spokane home

Feb. 21 at Midnight - Older-style wiring may have caused an attic fire that damaged an east Spokane home early Saturday, according to SFD investigators.

Spokane Fire Department Investigates Fatal Fire

Feb. 9 at 3:28 p.m. - Investigators have determined the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of two people this weekend was accidental in nature.


City expanding fire coverage in southwest Spokane

Jan. 15 at 11:44 a.m. - A federal grant will allow the City to expand fire coverage in southwest Spokane and roll out enhancements to medical response.