Fire Department News Releases for 2024

July

Spokane Firefighters Battle a String of Fires During Extreme Heat

Yesterday at 3:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department, with assistance from Spokane County Fire District 9, was dispatched to multiple fire calls.

Early Morning Arson Fire Damages Commercial Building

July 19 at 8:13 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire at 4501 South Regal Street.

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Early Morning Commercial Fire

July 16 at 3:43 p.m. - This morning, SREC dispatchers alerted the Spokane Fire Department to a fire at the Viking Tavern at 1221 North Stevens Street.

SFD Fourth of July Weekend Summary

July 9 at 9:52 a.m. - Fire investigators from the SFD’s Special Investigation Unit reported three significant fires related to fireworks over the weekend.

June

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

June 28 at 2:50 p.m. - Burn Restriction effective on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

SFD reminds community that fireworks are Illegal

June 27 at 2:38 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department Wants Everyone to Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July Holiday. REMINDER: Fireworks Remain Illegal.

Two Homes Damaged in 2nd Alarm Fire

June 24 at 10:47 a.m. - At 5:55 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department worked on a fire involving two homes.

SREC, SFD, & AMR Announce Nurse Navigation Program

June 17 at 2:51 p.m. - Beginning tomorrow, residents of Spokane who call 911 will have access to expanded medical services through the new Spokane Nurse Navigation program.

Three House Fires in 24 Hours Keep Spokane Firefighters Busy

June 13 at 3:18 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department has been busy over the past 24 hours, responding to three reported working fires.

Saturday Evening Apartment Fire Displaces Two Occupants

June 10 at 2:50 p.m. - On Saturday, June 8, 2024, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to S Elm St in response to a report of smoke inside a structure.

May

East Central Commercial Fire

May 28 at 11:50 a.m. - On May 25, 2024, just after midnight, the Spokane Fire Department received a report of a commercial structure fire in the East Central neighborhood.

Cooking Fire Leaves One with Critical Injuries

May 22 at 7:55 a.m. - SFD wants to remind our citizens of the dangers of leaving cooking unattended. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of residential fires.

Fire Investigators Ask for Assistance in Identifying Arson Suspect

May 15 at 1:54 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect in an arson fire.

Three Fires on Mother's Day Keeps Spokane Firefighters Busy

May 13 at 12:16 p.m. - On Mother's Day, three significant fires within the city kept the Spokane Fire Department busy.

Male Transported to Area Hospital After Crash into Spokane River

May 2 at 11:58 a.m. - One male has been transported to a hospital with life threatening injuries after crashing into the Spokane River.

April

Commercial Fire Burns, Firefighters Narrowly Escape Injury

April 30 at 10:13 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a call from employees at the US Bank branch on 29th Ave.

Fire Investigators Ask for Help In Identifying Two Subjects

April 26 at 10:06 a.m. - Fire Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit seek public assistance in identifying two individuals shown in the provided photos.

Investigators Release Cause of Fatal House Fire

April 22 at 3:50 p.m. - Investigators from the Spokane Fire Special Investigations Unit have concluded their inquiry into the fatal house fire at 1717 North Howard Street.

Early Morning Fatal House Fire in West Central Spokane

April 22 at 8:23 a.m. - On Saturday April 20, 2024, at 4:10 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of Howard.

House Fire Leaves Six Gonzaga Students Displaced

April 15 at 4:02 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire.

SFD & Fairchild Air Force Base Partner for Neighborhood Install Blitz

April 1 at 12:17 p.m. - On Saturday, April 6, 2024, SFD and volunteers with Fairchild Air Force Base will be offering to install free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

March

Investigators Release Cause of Fatal House Fire

March 13 at 9:18 a.m. - Investigators from the Special Investigations Unit have concluded that the fatal fire on West Elmhurst Ave was deliberately started.

Illegal Camping Cause of Garage Fire, Displaces Two Families

March 12 at 10:09 a.m. - On Monday, March 11, 2024, at 8:55 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department received a call about a house fire on the 00 block of East Rockwell Avenue.

Quick Response Limits Fire Damage to Home

March 11 at 2:40 p.m. - Engine 15 promptly arrived at the scene within three minutes and confirmed a fire in the basement of a split-level home.

February

Series of Incendiary Fires Concerns SFD Investigators

Feb. 27 at 3:26 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigations Unit is urging the public to stay vigilant to prevent further fires and aid in their investigations.

Fire Causes Damage to Local Business

Feb. 20 at 1:28 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a fire reported at Sparky’s Subs.

January

Intentionally Set Fire Severely Damages Home, Kills Two Dogs

Jan. 25 at 3:50 p.m. - On Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at 9:45 p.m., SFD received a dispatch about a house fire in the 2600 block of East Desmet Ave.

Pair of Weekend House Fires Keep Spokane Firefighters Busy

Jan. 22 at 10:56 a.m. - Over the weekend, SFD responded to two working house fires, keeping our firefighters busy in addition to the increased weather-related calls.

SFD's Quick Actions Prevent Electrical Fire from Spreading Into Home

Jan. 17 at 2:58 p.m. - Please consult licensed electricians to ensure the safe use of multiple high-wattage appliances without overloading their electrical systems.

Arctic Temperatures Keep Spokane Firefighters Busy

Jan. 16 at 4:17 p.m. - SFD responded to four "working" fires over a three-day period.

Early Morning Fire Causes Serious Damages to Garages and Contents

Jan. 9 at 11:32 a.m. - Tuesday, Jan. 9, 3:16 a.m., SFD received a dispatch to the garages behind the Trestle Creek Apartments.