Monday, February 18 2013 12:26 AM EST2013-02-18 05:26:34 GMT
COLVILLE, Wash. – The Colville Police and Fire Departments were on scene Sunday working to determine the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a furniture store Saturday night.>>
COLVILLE, Wash. – The Colville Police and Fire Departments were on scene Sunday working to determine the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a furniture store Saturday night. INSIDE>>>|SLIDESHOW|Previous Coverage|EXCLUSIVE RAW INTERVIEW|>>
COLVILLE, Wash. - Firefighters and police have reopened the road in downtown Colville that was blocked due to efforts in fighting the devastating blaze at Saundra's Furniture and Design.
Investigators are spending Sunday looking into what may have caused the fire.
KHQ has a crew heading to Colville this morning and we will update you as soon as we get any additional information.
COLVILLE, Wash - A fire broke out Saturday night completely destroying Saundra's Furniture and Design in downtown Colville. Fire investigators say at this point they have not determined the cause. KHQ spoke exclusively Saturday night with the store owner, Saundra Wilma. She said she initially thought the cause was electrical in nature, but she was also told that arson is a possibility.
Wilma tells KHQ that at 8:14 on Saturday she was told a small, white car stopped in front of the store and threw an object through the front window, then drove off. Regardless of the cause, the building was fully engulfed within minutes, with flames reaching as high as 35 feet in the air.
Colville Fire Department, along with assistance from the Arden and Kettle Falls fire departments, worked quickly to extinguish the fire within a few hours. Crews remained there overnight to make sure there were no flare-ups. Colville Fire Chief Joe Hirsch tells us that there were 2 other fires of note nearby in the recent months, one at Tiger Trucking and one at Davis Auto Rebuild.
Local law enforcement is investigating the fire at Davis Auto Rebuild as a possible arson. Meanwhile, the fire at Tiger Trucking is under investigation by insurance companies as an arson, but not by law enforcement.
At this point, no other businesses are affected by the fire. However, this does affect the lives of 12 employees who worked at Saundra's Furniture and Design. Wilma says she has insurance and plans on rebuilding on the same corner, if possible. This building has stood in Colville for the last 57 years.
It used to be Egger's Furniture. Saundra took over 20 years ago and recently passed the store off to her daughter.
Friday, June 14 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-06-14 17:16:21 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Spokane Police Dept. responded to a fatal drive by shooting early Wednesday afternoon in the 7000 block of North Atlantic.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Law enforcement now has in their possession the vehicle of the man they believe shot and killed Fabian McBride Wednesday in Spokane in the 7000 block of North Atlantic, just outside the Spokane city limits. When detectives located the vehicle the suspect, 19-year-old Issiah Schauman, was not inside so the search for him continues.>>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 05:37:11 GMT
Deputies are investigating a high speed crash in the Peone Prairie area just south of Greenbluff.>>
Deputies are investigating a high speed crash in the Peone Prairie area just south of Greenbluff. Investigators say the 1998 dodge avenger was heading west on Peone Road at a high rate of speed and at some point the 18 year old driver, who had just left his home in Mead, lost control, hit a power pole and rolled the car.>>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 05:32:21 GMT
A 23-year-old man was sentenced in court today 11 months after he hit a 2-year-old girl with his car while drunk, and then fled the scene.>>
A 23-year-old man was sentenced in court today 11 months after he hit a 2-year-old girl with his car while drunk, and then fled the scene. Timmy Nguyen was sentenced to 12 months in prison for vehicular assault, and ordered to pay over $37,000 in restitution to the family of the girl he hit. >>
Firefighters are battling a house fire west of Spokane next to the Medical Lake exit off of I-90. The call came in just before 6:00pm of a house on fire in the 6500 block of S. West Terrace Drive. Once firefighters arrived on scene they found flames coming through the roof and upgraded it to a working fire. >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:54:35 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash – It doesn't take too long to find in any population center – graffiti sprayed on walls, buildings, and in alleys.>>
SPOKANE, Wash – It doesn't take too long to find in any population center – graffiti sprayed on walls, buildings, and in alleys. Local business owner John Waite says the tagging problem in Spokane has always been bad, but in the last three years or so, it's gotten worse.>>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:48 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:48:01 GMT
A company based in Dalton Gardens, Idaho have created "Jihawg" ammunition. The concept is to defend against Islamic extremists and create "Peace Through Pork". >>
A company based in Dalton Gardens, Idaho have created "Jihawg" ammunition. The concept is to defend against Islamic extremists and create "Peace Through Pork". According to Islamic law pork is unclean. Anyone who is considered unclean must go through a cleansing ritual. No unclean person will be accepted in to paradise after death.>>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:07:38 GMT
Spokane Police say just after 4:00pm Monday afternoon they were called to the Riverfront Park fountain for a belligerent male who was pounding on the roof of a security car.>>
Spokane Police say just after 4:00pm Monday afternoon they were called to the Riverfront Park fountain for a belligerent male who was pounding on the roof of a security car. While on that call, a dog ran up to an officer and bit his leg. In an effort to get the dog to stop biting him, the officer kicked the dog away.>>
SEATTLE (AP) - The King County Sheriff's office says they have charged two people in connection with the theft of 4.3 miles of copper wire from the Sound Transit light rail system. Sgt. Cindi West says the wire was discovering missing from within the elevated sections of the system more than a year ago. >>
Deputies and firefighters responded to a car crash in Spokane Valley Monday afternoon near the intersection of 4th and Blake. Deputies say the SUV was heading south on Blake when it was struck by another car, causing it to flip onto its top in a nearby yard. One person was able to get out of the SUV, but the driver had to be pulled out through the rear lift gate. Injuries appear to be minor. >>
Monday, June 17 2013 4:01 PM EDT2013-06-17 20:01:27 GMT
KHQ.COM - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office wants all of you to know about Terry L. Thomas, he's level 2 sex offender that is living the transient lifestyle.>>
KHQ.COM - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office wants all of you to know about Terry L. Thomas, he's level 2 sex offender that is living the transient lifestyle. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. READ MORE DETAILS INSIDE>>> >>