A house fire broke out in Spokane Valley just before 2 a.m. Thursday. Valley firefighters believe an illegal burn sparked the fire in the backyard of the house on E. 12th Ave and Robie. The owner does not live in the home, but was alerted by neighbors who noticed the flames and smoke. The exact cause is under investigation.
Spokane Police are crediting a 10-year-old boy with saving his mom from domestic violence at the hands of her boyfriend Wednesday night.
City of Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer confirms that two people were extricated from under an SUV. Both in critical condition, one was not breathing.
Gov. Jay Inslee will be in Spokane Thursday. He will visit with educators in eastern Washington.