Fire Department News Releases for 2019

December

Critically Burned Male Transferred To Harborview

Today at 7:27 p.m. - SFD Paramedics treat man with critical burns from a recreational vehicle (RV) fire explosion.

Fire At Spokane Addition Recovery Services

Today at 7:24 p.m. - Spokane firefighters contain fire at the Spokane Addiction Recovery Services.

Natural Gas Line Struck by Workers Near Gonzaga

Dec. 6 at 12:16 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a 1-inch natural gas line inadvertently struck by construction workers near the Gonzaga University Campus.

Carbon Monoxide Incident Prompts Evacuation

Dec. 6 at 8:01 a.m. - The SFD recommends that CO detectors be installed on each floor of a residence and in, or just outside, each sleeping area.

Challenging Technical Rescue this Morning

Dec. 5 at 11:12 a.m. - SFD rescue was likely the most technical and challenging event faced by the team this year.

Fire Stopped from Destroying Home in Eagle Ridge

Dec. 3 at 4:58 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 900 Block of West Basalt Ridge Drive in the Eagle Ridge neighborhood.

Quick Stop of Attic Fire on 1600 Block of East Sinto

Dec. 3 at 4:57 p.m. - SFD responded to the 1600 East Block of Sinto Avenue on a report of a residential structure fire.

Space Heater Safety Reminder

Dec. 2 at 2:55 p.m. - SFD has some space heater safety tips for you!

Early Morning Fire on East Broad Avenue

Dec. 2 at 9:25 a.m. - On Thanksgiving morning, SFD was dispatched to a fire in the 1100 Block of East Broad Avenue.

November

Early Morning Fire on South Regal

Nov. 18 at 2:55 p.m. - Nov. 16, around 5 a.m., SFD was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 500 Block of South Regal.

Early Morning Fire on East 16th Avenue

Nov. 7 at 9:15 a.m. - The fire was reported to 911 by a passerby that observed smoke coming from the roof-line of the home.

Early Morning Fire on East Wellesley

Nov. 7 at 9:11 a.m. - The fire was reported to 911 by a passerby that observed smoke coming from the outside walls and the roofline of the home.

Fully Involved Garage Fire in the Shadle Area

Nov. 7 at 8:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 5000 block of North Stevens to a report of a fully involved garage fire.

Fire in North Wendy's Restaurant

Nov. 7 at 8:50 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to 9114 N. Newport Highway for a reported fire inside the cooking preparation area at Wendy's Restaurant.

Passerby Saves Home and Family

Nov. 7 at 8:48 a.m. - The passerby was able to notify the residents, who were unaware of the fire, and remain on the phone with 911 until they evacuated from the house.

October

Residential Fire on West Sharp

Oct. 30 at 5:06 p.m. - At 4:59 AM on Tuesday (10/29), the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence in the 1900 Block of West Sharp.

Commercial Structure Fire - 27 East Queen

Oct. 29 at 2:10 p.m. - Saturday, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a report of a fire in the kitchen at 27 East Queen.

North Martin Street Structure Fire

Oct. 29 at 2:09 p.m. - Sunday morning, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 5300 block of North Martin Street.

Structure Fire West Central

Oct. 29 at 2:08 p.m. - Saturday afternoon, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 2100 block of West Boone Avenue.

Augusta Structure Fire

Oct. 29 at 2:06 p.m. - Early Saturday morning, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a fire in a residence located in the 1800 block of West Augusta Avenue.

SFD Deploys to California

Oct. 28 at 12:24 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is answering an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request for assistance to the State of California.

Halloween Safety Reminders

Oct. 28 at 9:49 a.m. - As families with little ghosts and goblins prepare to take to the community's streets on Halloween, SFD offers some safety reminders.

Residence Fire: 400 Block East Kiernan

Oct. 11 at 8:31 a.m. - SFD responded to civilian 911 reports of black smoke emanating from the rear of a residence in the area of the 400 block of east Kiernan.

SFD and Red Cross Participate in National Home Fire Campaign

Oct. 4 at 1:25 p.m. - 500+ homes targeted for smoke alarm install blitz

September

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

Sept. 19 at 3:59 p.m. - Burn restrictions end Friday, September 20

July

Regional Fire Marshals Issue Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

July 23 at 9:17 a.m. - Burn restrictions in effect Wednesday, July 24

Fire Chief Releases Statement On Recent Personnel Matter

July 16 at 6:15 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department Chief releases statement on recent personnel matter.

Spokane Fire reminds citizens that fireworks are illegal

July 1 at 3:33 p.m. - With the Fourth of July holiday just a few days away, SFD reminds everyone that the sale and use of all amateur (consumer) fireworks is illegal.

June

Early morning fire damages home, several garages and vehicles

June 28 at 11:46 a.m. - At approximately 2:45 a.m., crews from SFD dispatched to a reported garage fire in the 2300 block of E. Queen Ave. in northeast Spokane.

Working together for a safe Hoopfest

June 27 at 12:28 p.m. - With the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world just a few days away, attendees are being reminded to follow a few safety tips.

Improperly disposed smoking materials start fire in north side home

June 24 at 1:18 p.m. - Investigators with the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit say improperly disposed smoking materials are to blame for a fire at home.

Cause of North Spokane duplex fire under investigation

June 24 at 12:16 p.m. - The cause of a fire at a duplex in North Spokane remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department Special Investigation Unit.

Attic fire ruled accidental

June 3 at 6:05 p.m. - Overheated electrical wiring is to blame for an attic fire that started at a South Hill home this afternoon.

Northside garage fire extends to adjoining home

June 1 at 6:16 p.m. - At 12:16 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a structure fire in the 1900 block of W. Indiana Ave.

May

Boy rescued from tree

May 24 at 2:12 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the park adjacent to Garry Junior High (725 E Joseph) for a child stuck in a tree.

SFD honored with 2019 PulsePoint Agency of the Year Award

May 23 at 11:15 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is the proud recipient of the 2019 PulsePoint Agency of the Year Award.

Family displaced after North West Spokane house fire

May 20 at 8:40 a.m. - Three adults and one child were displaced after a fire damaged their home last evening.

Apartment unit suffers damage after cooking fire

May 5 at 8:35 p.m. - Just after 5 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of an uncontrolled cooking fire in a three-story apartment complex

Detached shed a total loss after early morning fire

May 3 at 7:05 a.m. - At approximately 1:40 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. Pacific Ave. on a report of a detached shed on fire.

Cause of fire at former east Spokane business under investigation

May 1 at 11:12 a.m. - At 3:53 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to 102 N.  Helena St. on a report of structure fire involving a commercial building.

April

Spokane to host Women in Fire 2020 Conference

April 13 at 7:58 a.m. - Women in Fire has announced its 2020 Women in Fire International Conference will be held in Spokane.

No injuries reported after shed fire in East Central

April 13 at 7:43 a.m. - Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. 5th Ave. on a report of a detached shed fire.

Spokane community partners together for alarm installation campaign

April 8 at 1:53 p.m. - Spokane community partners together for smoke alarm and carbon monoxide installation campaign—it takes a community

Spokane’s Integrated Medical Services Manager recognized

April 5 at 9:31 a.m. - Spokane’s Integrated Medical Services Manager recognized for his work in stroke care

Downtown apartment fire ruled accidental

April 4 at 2:52 p.m. - The cause of a downtown apartment fire that displaced multiple residents on March 20 has been ruled accidental.

March

No injuries in early morning house fire

March 25 at 3:52 p.m. - At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 800 block of W. 8th Ave. for a reported residence on fire.

Resident suffers from smoke inhalation after early morning fire

March 25 at 3:49 p.m. - A resident was transported to an area hospital after a fire broke out in his apartment early this morning.

Multiple residents displaced after downtown apartment fire

March 20 at 4:03 p.m. - Multiple residents were displaced and a firefighter was transported to the hospital for dehydration after a fire broke out this morning.

No injuries after garage fire in northeast Spokane

March 15 at 11:50 p.m. - At approximately 4:40 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3700 block of E. Fairview Ave. for a reported detached garage fire.

Spring forward and check your smoke alarms

March 9 at 9:24 a.m. - With the upcoming time change, it is a great time to check your smoke alarms while changing your clocks.

Firefighter and female resident treated for minor injuries after fire

March 3 at 12:59 p.m. - A firefighter suffered minor burns and a female resident was transported for smoke inhalation after a fire last evening.

Attic fire at apartment building displaces several residents

March 1 at 7:10 p.m. - SFD responded to the 700 block of S. Maple St. following reports of heavy black smoke and fire coming from an apartment building.

February

Cause of fire at downtown business under investigation

Feb. 23 at 12:54 p.m. - At approximately 2:15 a.m. a fire at a commercial building in downtown Spokane was reported.

Oily rags spontaneously ignite causing yesterday’s house fire

Feb. 22 at 1:36 p.m. - Fire investigators advise yesterday’s house fire was caused by improperly disposed oil/stain rags that spontaneously ignited.

East Central house fire determined accidental

Feb. 6 at 5:28 p.m. - A fire that damaged an East Central home in the 3200 block of N. Regal St. this morning was determined to be accidental.

Vacant house fire leads to arrest

Feb. 6 at 3:14 p.m. - Investigators with SFD’s Special Investigation Unit confirm this morning’s vacant house fire on W. Crown Ave. was started by a warming fire.

East Central home damaged by fire

Feb. 6 at 12:40 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3200 block of N. Regal St. around 11:30 a.m. upon the report of smoke issuing from a residence.

January

Light placed too close to materials caused house fire

Jan. 24 at 9:44 a.m. - Fire investigators say a multi-bulb lamp with incandescent light bulbs placed too close to combustible materials caused an early morning fire.

Cause of early morning house fire under investigation

Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. - Two adults and their two small dogs were displaced after an early morning house fire.

Malfunctioning gas dryer to blame for fire at Tiki Lodge

Jan. 15 at 12:24 p.m. - Fire investigators say yesterday’s fire at the Tiki Lodge was caused by a malfunctioning commercial natural gas clothes dryer

Hazmat incident prompts evacuation of Walmart

Jan. 7 at 8:27 a.m. - The North Spokane Walmart was evacuated Sunday night after several employees reported a suspicious substance on money collected.

Fire damages West Central home

Jan. 6 at 9:57 p.m. - At 5:47 p.m., Spokane Fire Department crews responded to the West Central neighborhood for a reported house fire.

Cause determined in yesterday’s vacant house fire near Government Way

Jan. 4 at 10:02 a.m. - Firefighters said individuals who broke into a vacant home and set up residence are to blame for yesterday’s house fire.