Fire Department News Releases for 2020

October

Burn Restrictions Lifted Effective October 20, 2020

Oct. 19 at 11:39 a.m. - Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area Effective October 20, 2020

September

Two Alarm Apartment Fire

Sept. 30 at 5:02 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department, along with automatic aid partners from Spokane Valley Fire Department and AMR, responded to an apartment fire.

Shining Light on Behavioral Health Needs of Firefighters

Sept. 29 at 4:03 p.m. - US Army Veteran, Boone Cutler visits Spokane to share a simple message, if you need help reach out. You are not alone.

Victim Trapped in Garbage Truck

Sept. 28 at 1:27 p.m. - SFD responds to a call with a male victim trapped inside a garbage truck.

Northside House Fire

Sept. 28 at 1:13 p.m. - Saturday, Sept, 26, 8:50 am, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in northeast Spokane.

Spartan Axe Honoring First Responders Debuts with SFD Dedication

Sept. 24 at 2:21 p.m. - Spokane Veteran Forged the Axe from Twin Tower Steel; Axe to be Permanently Displayed at New York City’s Fire Training Academy

Help Your Firefighters Help You During National Preparedness Month

Sept. 22 at 2:35 p.m. - Sign-up for Spokane Fire Department's Community Connect

Wildland Fire (Beacon Hill)

Sept. 14 at 12:02 p.m. - Sunday, Sept. 13, SFD, DNR, and SCFD9 firefighters initiated a regional response of firefighters to a wildland fire near Beacon Hill.

First Time Deployment for Urban Search & Rescue Team Outside Spokane

Sept. 9 at 3:55 p.m. - Supporting Local Wildfire Resources in Malden, WA

North Side Garage Fire 9/04/20

Sept. 8 at 7:08 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2800 N block of Standard Street on a report of a detached garage fire.

August

Northside Brush Fire 8/26/20

Aug. 27 at 5:10 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the 100-block of West Gray Court for a report of a possible brush fire.

3rd Alarm Wildland Fire

Aug. 24 at 1:14 p.m. - SFD, DNR and Fire Districts 10 and 1, pushed back flames from an urban-interface wildfire before it could damage buildings located on Westcliff Lane.

3500 block of E Jackson - House Fire

Aug. 18 at 5:46 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential fire in the 3500 block of E Jackson this morning just after 11 a.m.

3rd Alarm Wildland-Urban Interface Fire

Aug. 18 at 8:55 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a Greater Alarm Brush Fire at 6320 West Sunset Frontage Road in the City's West Hills Neighborhood.

Shadle Area Garage Fire

Aug. 11 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.