Klamath Falls, Ore. – Fire crews in Klamath Falls were called out early Sunday morning to a structure fire.
The fire broke out at a home on Michigan Avenue between Main Street and Esplanade Avenue.
The fire destroyed 3 cars and a nearby garage.
The fire caused heavy damage to the home, and moderate damage to a neighboring home.
The residents were able to get out safely.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Battalion Chief Erick Bishop had high praise for initial attack crews, who kept the fire from spreading to other homes in the area.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.