Firefighters say a passerby tried to save the people trapped in their apartment before crews arrived. The passerby kicked down the door himself, but was pushed back by heat.
He was able to rescue several pets. Investigators say the fire was accidental.
The Spokane firefighter who was seriously injured in Wednesday's fire is recovering in Seattle. The 29-year-old Charles Mckenzie said he's already itching to get back to work. Mckenzie performed an incredible act of bravery as he rushed inside the burning apartment units to try and rescue anyone still inside.
Spokane's Medical Examiner said a woman found inside the trunk of her car was shot to death, but stopped short of calling the incident a homicide.
An autopsy showed 47-year-old Rita Maze died of a single gun shot wound to her chest.
Investigators won't say if they found a gun at the scene or if a safety release inside her trunk was working.
The medical examiner has also released Bob Tester's cause of death. He died of chop wounds of the head and stab wounds of the chest and abdomen. Tester's 8-year-old daughter told deputies she woke up to a man beating her father.