Fire Department News Releases for 2021

October

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

Oct. 7 at 4:09 p.m. - Effective Friday, October 8, 2021

September

East Spokane Multiple Alarm Fire

Sept. 27 at 12:02 p.m. - Shortly after 8:30 PM Sunday, Sept 26th, Spokane Fire Department units were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 801 N Regal St.

Downtown Church Fire

Sept. 27 at 8:44 a.m. - Sunday Sept. 26th,12:30 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at 518 W 3rd Ave, Central United Methodist Church.

August

Fatality Fire 1300 E Nebraska

Aug. 23 at 5:36 p.m. - On Sunday, August 22, 2:22 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a house on fire in the 1300 Block of East Nebraska Avenue.

House Fire North Spokane

Aug. 23 at 10:25 a.m. - Friday, Aug. 20, 10:44 p.m., SFD responded to the 6000 Block of North Royal Drive to a report of a single-family dwelling on fire.

Train Fire Near Browne's Addition

Aug. 23 at 10:06 a.m. - Thursday, Aug. 19, 9:39 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a fire onboard a BNSF train near West Third Avenue and West Sunset Boulevard.

Lower South Hill Technical Rescue and Mass Casualty Incident

Aug. 23 at 10:03 a.m. - SFD resources swiftly responded to a MCI in east Spokane.

July

Third Alarm Fire Downtown

July 26 at 8:31 a.m. - SFD responded to the intersection of Second Ave and Post St for a 911 report of black smoke and flames coming through the roof of a downtown building.

Second Alarm House Fire

July 19 at 11:17 a.m. - SFD responded to the area of Nelson Street and Euclid Avenue to a report of two houses on fire.

Liberty Park Wildland Urban Interface Fire

July 19 at 11:12 a.m. - Spokane Firefighters responded to a Wildland Urban-Interface Fire on Spokane's South Hill near 1625 East Hartson Avenue.

Peaceful Valley Wildland Urban Interface Fire

July 19 at 11:08 a.m. - Spokane Firefighters responded to a Wildland Urban-Interface Fire in the 2500 Block of West Riverside.

Two Kayakers Rescued From Spokane River

July 19 at 11:02 a.m. - SFD rescued two adults in the Spokane River near Downriver Golf Course when their inner-tube struck a rock and ejected them into the river.

South Hill Residential Fire

July 6 at 5:04 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the intersection of Lacey and 11th for a reported building fire.

June

SFD Vaccination Clinics Postponed Due To Excessive Heat

June 28 at 7:30 a.m. - For the safety of our community and fire personnel, SFD is postponing our remaining fire station vaccination clinics for the month of June.

Commercial Fire

June 24 at 3:08 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle on fire in 3220 North Monroe Street parking lot.

Northside Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fire

June 23 at 3:27 p.m. - SFD responded to a 911 call reporting a fire in brush-covered terrain near East Cleveland Avenue/North Ruby Place.

Autumn Ridge Apartment Fire

June 22 at 1:38 p.m. - The investigation of the Autumn Ridge Apartment fire on June 19, 2021 is complete.

NE Residence Fire

June 15 at 10:47 a.m. - SFD responded to the 2400 Block of East Rockwell in the Hillyard neighborhood to a report of a house on fire.

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

June 4 at 4:01 p.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect, Friday, June 4, 2021

May

Indian Hills Residence Fire

May 26 at 2:24 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9, responded to the 5600 Block of West Nadine Court on a report of a possible house fire.

I-90 Collision

May 26 at 2:04 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a vehicle extrication on I-90 at Lincoln Street.

North Side Apartment Fire

May 26 at 1:59 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9 responded to an apartment fire at the 4000 block of West Rowan Avenue.

South Hill Apartment Fire with Civilian Rescues

May 18 at 5:21 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire at 814 South Lincoln Street on Spokane's lower South Hill.

North Side Residence Fire

May 17 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 6000 block of North Oak Street.

South Hill Residence Fire

May 17 at 4:28 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a house on fire in the 400 block of West 23rd Avenue.

Parade Planned to Thank Healthcare Workers, First Responders

May 4 at 5:58 p.m. - The City of Spokane first responders are hosting an appreciation parade on Friday, May 14.

April

Downtown Natural Gas Leak

April 28 at 4:41 p.m. - Before midnight on Tuesday, SFD was dispatched to 800 W Spokane Falls Blvd for a hazardous materials incident involving a natural gas leak.

Shadle Park House Fire

April 19 at 2:24 p.m. - SFD responds to the 4300 Block of North Maple Street on a report of a possible house fire.

Church Fire

April 14 at 8:02 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid agency Spokane Fire District 9 responded to the 2900 Block of East Olympic Avenue on a possible structure fire.

Apartment Fire

April 12 at 4:15 p.m. - SFD responded to Mission Avenue and Washington Street for a 911 report of smoke visible in a large building.

Teams Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Upstream

April 8 at 2:59 p.m. - Disabled and homebound CARES Clients received COVID-19 vaccine over the past two days by the Spokane Fire Department's Integrated Medical Division.

Duplex Structure Fire

April 8 at 12:09 p.m. - April 7, at approximately 7:40 pm, SFD responded to the area of East Princeton Avenue /North Division Street to a 911 report of a house on fire.

East Spokane House Fire

April 6 at 2:04 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1900 Block of East Sharp to a 911 report of smoke and fire emanating from the second floor of a residence.

Tree Trimmer Rescue

April 5 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to the area of Rockwood and Helena Ct on a report of a tree trimmer injured approximately 75 feet up in a tree.

March

Area Fire Departments Seeing an Increase in Calls for Illegal Burning

March 31 at 3:58 p.m. - Fire protection agencies and the local air quality agency are asking our community to review and follow outdoor burning rules.

Hillyard House Fire

March 23 at 12:14 p.m. - Tuesday, March 23, at approximately midnight, SFD responded to the 2300 E block of Central Avenue on a report of a possible house fire.

Broad St Apartment Fire

March 19 at 10:52 a.m. - Thursday, March 18, units from the Spokane Fire Department were dispatched to 3000 block of E Broad St for an apartment fire.

Second Alarm Early Morning Church and School Fire

March 18 at 4:15 p.m. - SFD and SPD respond to a fire at St Charles Catholic Church.

West Dalton Residential Structure Fire

March 15 at 9:28 a.m. - Friday, March 12, units from SFD were dispatched to 1225 W Dalton for a residential structure fire.

SFD Daylight Savings Reminder- Change Your Clock. Check Your Alarm.

March 15 at 9:24 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department reminds community members to check their smoke and CO alarms when we spring forward this Sunday.

SFD Selected To Participate In National Grade School Safety Program

March 11 at 11:42 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is one of five local teams throughout the State of Washington participating in the two year FEMA grant funded program.

West Spofford Residential Structure Fire

March 10 at 2:20 p.m. - Wednesday SFD was dispatched to the 700 block of West Spofford Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Late Morning South Hill Apartment Fire

March 8 at 3:10 p.m. - Sunday, March 7, SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to the 3100 block of East 37th Avenue for an apartment building on fire.

West Weile Residential Structure Fire

March 3 at 10:49 a.m. - SFD and an auto aid engine company from Fire District 9 were dispatched to the 2100 block of West Weile Avenue for a residential structure fire.

Residential Fire and Rescue on Spokane's South Hill

March 3 at 10:47 a.m. - SFD and a District 8 Engine Company were dispatched to the 3400 block of East 28th Avenue for a residence on fire.

February

Residential Fire

Feb. 15 at 8:34 a.m. - SFD crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on W. Gardner Ave. The caller reported flames coming from the front of the home.

January

Connecting During COVID

Jan. 29 at 11:34 a.m. - SFD Launches Virtual Fire Safety Program for Preschools and Families

Residential Fire

Jan. 27 at 12:16 p.m. - Tuesday, SFD and a District 1 Engine Company, through automatic aid, were dispatched to the 2400 block of East 5th Avenue for a residence on fire.

South Hill Garage Fire

Jan. 19 at 7:48 a.m. - SFD and Fire District 8, were dispatched to the 1800 block of East 18th Avenue for a report of a fire in an attached garage underneath a house.

South Hill House Fire

Jan. 15 at 11:02 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 600 block of West 20th Avenue for multiple reports of a one and a half story home with its back porch on fire.

Deputy Fire Marshal Near Miss

Jan. 15 at 10:59 a.m. - Deputy Fire Marshal's vehicle crushed by Ponderosa Pine tree while he occupied the driver's seat. He was uninjured and able to walk away.

First Responder Vaccination Clinic

Jan. 15 at 10:54 a.m. - Spokane County's First Responders finished its mission, with the last vaccination occurring Thursday, Jan. 14

Residential Basement Fire

Jan. 15 at 10:48 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 700 block of South Lincoln Place for a report of a basement fire in an apartment.

Early Morning Garage Fire

Jan. 14 at 11:15 a.m. - SFD responded to the 3800 block of East Rich Avenue for a report of a structure fire.

East Sprague Motor Vehicle Accident

Jan. 12 at 4:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Sprague for a reported motor vehicle accident.

Logan Fire Child Fatality

Jan. 8 at 12:03 p.m. - SFD is saddened to announce the passing of 4-year-old Michael LeRoy Kane II, the community's first fire fatality of 2021.

Early Sunday Morning Logan Fire

Jan. 4 at 9:42 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Illinois for a reported house fire.

Christmas Morning Commercial Fire

Jan. 4 at 9:39 a.m. - A first alarm was dispatched to North Hough Street and East Trent Avenue for a 911 report of a commercial building on fire.