Fire Department News Releases for 2024


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.


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.


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.