Fire Department News Releases for 2022

October

Fire Prevention Month with SFD

Today at 12:03 p.m. - 2022 Theme: Home Fire Escape Planning

September

Early Morning South Hill Apartment Fire

Sept. 27 at 2:23 p.m. - The fire was quickly knocked down and confined to one unit.

Northside Duplex House Fire

Sept. 22 at 8:47 a.m. - Wednesday, the SFD and Fire District 9 responded to the 6300 N block of Altamont St. on a report of a possible house fire.

North Walnut House Fire

Sept. 9 at 10:11 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a residence on fire in the 5400 Block of North Walnut.

SFD's 4th Annual Kids Jr Firefighter Academy

Sept. 8 at 8:29 a.m. - Experience what it is like to be a firefighter while learning important safety information.

August

West Broadway House Fire

Aug. 24 at 8:10 a.m. - SFD responded to the 1300 East block of Broadway Ave. on a report of a possible house fire.

East Nebraska Residential Fire

Aug. 16 at 3:36 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department with assistance from Fire District 9 responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 300 block of East Nebraska.

East Central Duplex Fire

Aug. 15 at 9:39 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire at 403 South Pittsburgh in Spokane's East Central neighborhood.

North Side Residential Fire

Aug. 11 at 1:36 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a house on fire in the 500 Block of East Euclid Avenue.

East Central Wildland Urban Interface Fire

Aug. 9 at 11:12 a.m. - A modified full alarm of structural and wildland companies responded to a report of a brush fire at the intersection of Riverside and Pittsburgh.

Northside Attic Fire

Aug. 9 at 11:08 a.m. - SFD responded to the 2900 Block of East Everett in the Hillyard neighborhood on a report of a possible house fire.

July

South Hill House Fire

July 27 at 11 a.m. - SFD, Spokane County Fire District 8, and Spokane Valley Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 3534 S Morrill Drive.

West Hills House Fire

July 25 at 8:19 a.m. - SFD responded to the 3400 Block of W 5th Ave. on a report of a possible house fire.

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

July 22 at 8:57 a.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect, Friday, July 22, 2022

Hillyard House Fire

July 13 at 4:11 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the Hillyard neighborhood on a report of a possible apartment fire.

Water Safety Tips from Spokane Fire Department

July 13 at 4:09 p.m. - Spokane Fire encourages our community to be cautious around natural waterways.

SFD Rescues Adult in River

July 6 at 9:02 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River at 12:06 PM on July 4th.

June

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

June 30 at 9:46 a.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

Tuesday Afternoon Indian Trail Brush Fire

June 29 at 10:08 a.m. - On June 28th at approximately 5:15 pm, SFD crews responded to a reported brush fire in the area of Indian Trail Road and Weile Ave.

Evening Hazardous Materials Incident

June 23 at 10:51 a.m. - SFD received a report from a drive-by caller of a vapor cloud emanating from a commercial building at 3613 East Main Avenue (Haskins Steel).

Technical Rescue On Centennial Trail

June 23 at 10:48 a.m. - On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a 911 call was received from a 50's year-old man in need of rescue

Charging Lithium-Ion Battery Cause of Fire

June 22 at 1:41 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2300 Block of East South Crescent Avenue.

Adult Male Rescued From Spokane River

June 21 at 8:54 a.m. - At 8:58 AM June 20, 2022, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River adjacent to Glover Park

Quick Response To Basement Fire in Hillyard Neighborhood

June 3 at 10:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2100 Block of East Longfellow.

South Riverton Apartment Fire

June 1 at 10:53 a.m. - The fire was contained to a bathroom and extinguished within 5 minutes after arrival.

May

Sunday Morning Fire on South Freya

May 31 at 9:02 a.m. - The cause of this early morning incident remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

Early Morning Northside Residential Fire

May 26 at 1:47 p.m. - SFD along with units from Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to the 6900 Block of North Douglass Street to a reported house on fire.

Fire in Old Northside Lowe's Building

May 26 at 11:41 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department are Fire District 9 responded to a reported fire at the old northside Lowes building on the 6900 block of Division.

Morning Residential Fire, Adult Burn Victim

May 26 at 11:20 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 800 Block of East 33rd Avenue to a report of smoke coming from a neighbor's door.

Early Morning Fire

May 26 at 11:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1300 Block of West Grace Avenue to a report of a house on fire.

Downtown High-Rise Fire

May 19 at 12:23 p.m. - FireComm received a message reporting an automatic alarm activating in the Park Tower Apartments in downtown Spokane.

Spokane Fire Special Rescue

May 11 at 3:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a significant rescue of nine waterfowl from the family Anatidae. (Confused? Did I get your attention yet)?

SFD Investigators Update on Three Recent Fires

May 10 at 10:40 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Investigation unit provides an update for three recent incidents.

Early Morning Second Alarm Fire Injures One Occupant

May 9 at 10:08 a.m. - SFD received multiple 911 calls indicating a large house fire in Spokane's Nevada Heights Neighborhood.

Fire Victim Rescued From Residential Fire in Critical Condition

May 9 at 10:06 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a trailer on fire in the San Souci Mobile Home Park.

Early Morning House Fire in Gary Park Neighborhood Displaces Eight

May 9 at 10:03 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire in the Garry Park neighborhood.

Technical Rescue Team Called Upon for Weather Event

May 9 at 10:01 a.m. - SFD and SVFD was dispatched to a significant incident indicating multiple reports of persons trapped in house trailers in the Central Mobile Home Park

Critical Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Care Capability Enhanced

May 9 at 9:56 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department offers new pediatric life-saving tools system-wide

Early Morning Structure Fire

May 9 at 9:51 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire reported by a security guard patrolling a row of vacant residences.

Media Release: SFD & Red Cross Partner in National Home Fire Campaign

May 5 at 4:53 p.m. - On May 7, SFD & American Red Cross volunteers will be visiting homes in the Nevada Heights neighborhood installing free smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

Northeast Residential Basement Fire

May 2 at 12:59 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 2600 block of East Sanson Avenue.

April

North Side Travel Trailer Fire

April 22 at 5:08 p.m. - Just after midnight on Friday April 22nd, SFD responded to a reported travel trailer fire on the 500 block of East Gordon Ave.

Man Rescued in Hillyard Detached Garage Fire

April 21 at 12:56 p.m. - On Thursday, April 21st, at approximately 07:30 AM, SFD was dispatched to a reported detached garage fire on the 1700 block of East Dalton Ave.

West Princeton House Fire

April 20 at 8:36 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of West Princeton Ave.

Northside RV Fire Extends to Residence

April 20 at 8:13 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of North Jefferson.

South Hill Structure Fire

April 15 at 9:19 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to 1800-block W 7th Ave to investigate an undetermined smoke odor.

South Hill Building Fire

April 12 at 10:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a large building fire at 4511 S Freya Street.

Swiftwater Rescue of Teens Trapped In Vehicle

April 12 at 10:15 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a passenger vehicle that drove at high speed into the Spokane River.

Unseasonal Wildland Urban Interface Fire

April 11 at 8:24 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a small brush fire near the intersection of South Russell and Highway 2.

Park Tower High Rise Fire, 1 Civilian Rescued

April 7 at 4:03 p.m. - At 12:55 p.m., a first alarm was dispatched to a high-rise fire at 217 W Spokane Falls Boulevard in downtown Spokane.

Railroad Alley, 3rd Alarm Commercial Fire

April 7 at 3:48 p.m. - At 4:22 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a smoke investigation near 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street.

March

West Boone Jolly Mart Fire

March 21 at 10:32 a.m. - Spokane Engine 3 was dispatched to the Jolly Mart in Spokane's West Central neighborhood to check on an unknown rubbish fire.

North Colton Apartment Fire

March 21 at 8:25 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid units from Fire District 9, responded to multiple reports of smoke and fire coming from a 2nd story apartment.

Logan Neighborhood Apartment Fire

March 14 at 8:25 a.m. - On March 12, 2022, SFD responded to the 2400 block of North Hamilton St. for a report of a possible structure fire.

Special Ops Teams Remove Victim from River

March 7 at 8:30 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 9:38 AM, several callers reported an adult floating face-down and lifeless in the river.

RV Fire Results in Civilian Fatality

March 7 at 8:24 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 1:53 AM, a recreational vehicle on fire was reported.

Building Fire and Civilian Rescue

March 7 at 8:20 a.m. - At approximately 11:43 PM on Saturday, March 6, 2022, SFD responded to the area of 1700 East Queen Avenue for a report of a garage on fire.

February

Residence Fire on North Crestline

Feb. 18 at 9:28 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 4500 Block of North Crestline Street to a seemingly routine problem with the home's furnace generating smoke.

Detached Garage Fire

Feb. 7 at 7:44 a.m. - On Saturday, Feb. 5, 5:45 am, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of East Wellesley Ave on a report of a possible garage fire.

Apartment Fire on North Maple Street

Feb. 4 at 9:26 a.m. - Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Stay alert and in the kitchen when frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food.

Late Night Garage Fire

Feb. 3 at 8:07 a.m. - At 11:20 pm on the night of February 2, 2022, a garage was reported to be on fire behind the residence.

January

Eastside Garage/Modified Living Space Fire

Jan. 25 at 1:35 p.m. - On January 20, 2022, Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched at 9:34 PM to a first alarm residential fire in the 2000 Block of East 4th Avenue.

Northside Basement Fire

Jan. 25 at 1:33 p.m. - On January 18, 2022, at 1:11 PM, 911 received a call from a homeowner reporting a fire in the interior basement wall of his residence.

Fire Victim from Milo Hotel Apt Fire

Jan. 18 at 8:45 a.m. - A full commercial alarm was dispatched to 212 South Washington Street for smoke alarms sounding throughout the building.

Explosion in Tent Injures Two

Jan. 18 at 8:42 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to North Waterworks Street and East Surro Avenue to the report of an explosion injuring two individuals.

East Fairview Residential Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:44 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3700 block of East Fairview Avenue to a report of smoke in a home.

Browne's Addition Apartment Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:17 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire with reports from occupants of flames visible on the ceiling.

West College Structure Fire

Jan. 6 at 10:31 a.m. - Callers reported smoke coming from a residential detached garage with a second story apartment.

Second Alarm South Hill Church Fire

Jan. 3 at 5:28 p.m. - At approximately 4 pm on January 2, units from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Fire District 8 responded to a report of a fire at a church.

Hillyard New Year's Eve Residential Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m. - On December 31, 2021, at approximately 10:17 PM, SFD and automatic aid resources from Spokane Fire District 9 responded to a possible house fire.

Northside Second Alarm Apartment Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:25 a.m. - On Dec. 29 SFD and automatic aid units from the Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a commercial structure fire.