Fire Department News Releases for 2020

August

Shadle Area Garage Fire

Yesterday at 2:30 p.m. - SPD along with automatic aid from our partners at Fire District 9 responded to a report of a possible garage fire.

Second Alarm Apartment Fire

Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. - A tenacious effort by over forty firefighters spared the bulk of a South Hill apartment building.

Wildland-Urban Interface Fire

Aug. 3 at 12:57 p.m. - SFD and SCFD responded to a growing wildland fire driven by 10-20 mph sustained winds in dry grasses and light brush.

July

Three Lives Saved: Family Credits SFD Installed Smoke Alarms

July 31 at 4:23 p.m. - Manufactured homeowner on Inland Empire Way credits smoke alarms installed by SFD’s Smoke Alarm Install Program w/ alerting her to a fire in her home.

West Central House Fire

July 28 at 1:14 p.m. - On July 28, units of the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 2600 Block of W. Mallon Ave.

Brownes Addition Shed Fire

July 28 at 1:12 p.m. - On July 28, units of the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 2300 block of W 3rd Ave in Brownes Addition

SFD is Saddened to Announce the Death of Recently Retired Firefighter

July 28 at 7:33 a.m. - SFD is saddened to announce the death of recently retired Firefighter Ed Foster on July 26, 2020 due to complications from a cardiac event.

Fire in Vacant Residential Structure

July 27 at 11:38 a.m. - Spokane Fire responds to a residential fire in northeast Spokane.

Early Morning Extrication 7/22/2020

July 22 at 12:30 p.m. - Units from SFD and SVFD were dispatched to a vehicle extrication at the intersection of Freya and Springfield.

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restriction

July 20 at 7:30 a.m. - Burn restrictions in effect Monday, July 20

Sunday Morning Commercial Fire

July 13 at 11:09 a.m. - At approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, the SFD received a 911 call reporting smoke and fire coming from a former Pizza Hut building at 227 W 3rd Avenue.

Residential Structure Fire 7/10/2020

July 13 at 11:04 a.m. - Units from the SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire located in the 4100 block of South Bellegrove Ln.

June

Leave it to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

June 29 at 2:24 p.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

Civilian Fatality from a Residential Fire This Morning

June 29 at 2:20 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in the 1900 Block of East 6th Avenue at 3:15 this morning.

Residential Fire this Morning in Indian Trail

June 25 at 5:47 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in north Spokane. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing from the home's top floor and roofline.

Incendiary Vehicle Fires in North Spokane

June 22 at 4:39 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to several early morning fires in the north Spokane area.

Commercial Building Fire in Hillyard

June 15 at 11:31 a.m. - SFD responded to an early morning fire in a commercial warehouse in the 3800 block of East Rowan Avenue.

Utility Vault Fire Downtown Business District

June 5 at 12:36 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm activation at 510 W. Riverside Ave.

Male Rescued from Spokane River

June 4 at 8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a water rescue near the Sandifur Bridge.

May

Launch of Community Connect Database

May 11 at 5:20 p.m. - SFD has been working with technology partner First due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property

Early Morning West Central Structure Fire

May 8 at 4:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at 1317 North Wall Street.

South Hill Fire Follow-Up

May 8 at 4:48 p.m. - Spokane Fire extinguishes a rapidly growing natural cover fire in a South Hill alley.

Brush Fire Riverside State Park

May 4 at 5:15 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources respond to a fire in the area near North TJ Meenach Drive and West Downriver.

April

Wednesday Afternoon Apartment Fire

April 30 at 4:48 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department extinguished an apartment fire in the 1500 block of West Mission Avenue.

Fire at Waste to Energy Plant

April 28 at 5:13 p.m. - SFD and Waste to Energy Plant employees work together to extinguish garbage fire.

Recreational Vehicle Fire Spreads Due To High Winds

April 27 at 4:17 p.m. - High winds carry flaming debris to nearby home.

NorthTown Mall Incident

April 27 at 2:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire and Fire District 9 respond to a 911 report of a fire located in the basement at NorthTown Mall.

South Hill Structure Fire

April 27 at 2:43 p.m. - SFD and Fire District 8 extinguish structure fire.

Downtown Commercial Structure Fire

April 16 at 8:30 p.m. - SFD responds to fire at Cruz Custom Boots at 209 West Main Avenue.

Body Recovered by SFD Water Rescue Team

April 16 at 8:24 p.m. - SFD responds to Upriver Drive Dam to remove a deceased person from the Spokane River.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 13 at 4:22 p.m. - Thank you SREC, SPD Dispatch and SFD Dispatch!

Increase in Possible Illegal Burning Calls

April 13 at 3:53 p.m. - Area fire departments are seeing an increase in calls for possible illegal burning.

Easter Morning Garage Fire

April 13 at 3:47 p.m. - Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a garage fire and keep it from significantly progressing to the living space or to nearby apartments.

West Central House Fire

April 9 at 12:47 p.m. - 24 firefighters from SFD and SCFD respond to house fire.

Afternoon GU District Fire

April 9 at 12:43 p.m. - 25 SFD firefighters responds to residential structure fire.

Early Morning Fire In East Central

April 3 at 8:05 p.m. - SFD and SVFD respond to a report of a 53' semi trailer on fire.

Major Residence Fire

April 1 at 6:38 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a vehicle into a house with a resulting structure fire.

March

Early Morning Commercial Fire

March 31 at 2:36 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 2500 Block of North Division Street to a commercial structure fire.

Early Morning Hillyard Commercial Fire

March 23 at 3:15 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Country Fire District #9 respond to the Hillyard Tire building for a reported structure fire.

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 12 at 2:42 p.m. - March 6, 2020, SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 1405 W 8th Avenue.

South Hill Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 6 at 1:53 p.m. - Firefighters quickly extinguish kitchen fire and keep it from progressing to adjoining rooms and the attic space.

Early Morning Apartment Fire in East Spokane

March 3 at 5:07 p.m. - On Wednesday, Feb 26, the SFD responded to a report of smoke issuing from the windows of a 3-story residential structure near Stone and Main streets.

Saturday Evening Vehicle Extrication

March 2 at 4:49 p.m. - Saturday, Feb. 29, fire crews from Spokane City Fire and Spokane Fire District 9 were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in north Spokane.

Early Morning Vehicle Crash / Technical Rescue

March 2 at 4:46 p.m. - March 1, multiple units of the Spokane City and Spokane District 9 Fire Departments were dispatched to a technical rescue in the Indian Trail area.

February

West Downtown Apartment Fire

Feb. 19 at 11:12 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200-block of West Riverside Ave for an alarm activation. The call was quickly upgraded to a commercial fire.

Hiker falls from cliff at Bowl & Pitcher

Feb. 18 at 8:47 a.m. - SFD and SCFD9 dispatched to Riverside State Park near Bowl & Pitcher for a report of someone who fell approximately 20-feet off of rock cliffs.

Search Continues for Monroe Street Jumper

Feb. 17 at 4:56 p.m. - SFD responds to call for an adult male observed by two witnesses jumping into the river from the east side of the bridge.

Early Morning Lincoln Heights House Fire

Feb. 8 at 11:46 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a reported house fire on the 4200 block of East 28th Avenue.

Female Rescued from Spokane River

Feb. 4 at 4:05 p.m. - SFD successfully rescues woman from the Spokane River near Peaceful Valley.

Search Continues For Missing Person in the Spokane River

Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m. - Spokane Fire, Spokane Police, and Spokane Valley Fire were dispatched for a person reported to have jumped from the Post Street bridge.

January

Chemical Mixture sends Homeowner & First Responder to Hospital

Jan. 30 at 9:01 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a medical incident in the 2600-blk of N Atlantic St.

Dangerous CO Issue This Morning at Old City Hall

Jan. 23 at 3:43 p.m. - Spokane Fire responds to extreme levels of carbon monoxide caused by a malfunctioning boiler in Old City Hall.

Early Morning House Fire

Jan. 22 at 3:09 p.m. - SFD responds to an early morning fire at 3800 East Broad.

Damage Prevented in Sprague Union District Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:53 p.m. - SFD's efforts prevented any damage to commercial building in Sprague Union District.

Knighten Stairclimb Team

Jan. 21 at 12:50 p.m. - Help SFD reach our goal of raising $60,000 before the March 8, Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.

Firefighter Injured At South Hill House Fire

Jan. 21 at 12:41 p.m. - Firefighter suffers minor ankle injury at South Hill house fire.

Suicide Attempt Leads to Hazardous Material Incident

Jan. 16 at 12:05 p.m. - SFD paramedics respond to patient experiencing respiratory symptoms due to a suicide attempt by mixing chemicals that created a life-threatening vapor

Heavy Fire Damage to South Hill Home

Jan. 16 at 11:59 a.m. - Wednesday, Jan. 15, units from SFD were dispatched to a structure fire at 2724 E. 16th.

Garage Fire in East Sinto Neighborhood

Jan. 9 at 2:29 p.m. - SFD responds to fire in a detached garage being used as a living space.

Ooh That Smell?!?

Jan. 2 at 1:59 p.m. - Tips to ensure a safe, warm and energy-efficient winter.

Evening Fire in the Shadle Neighborhood

Jan. 2 at 12:47 p.m. - On New Year's Day SFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 4400 Block of North Howard Street.