Early morning fire destroys Klamath Falls home

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Neighbor Michael Rice says he first noticed the fire at around 4:30 Saturday morning…

“I just looked in my rearview mirror, and the smoke was boiling down through here.”

Rice ran up Wilford Avenue to Fulton Street to see if anyone was in the home…

“By that time, the north side of the house was just engulfed with flames – went around the side of the house yelling and banging on the doors.”

Fire Chief John Spradley of Klamath County Fire District #1:  “Initial crews arrived on scene to a two story home that was fairly heavily involved in fire.”

Chief Spradley notes that it’s not clear just what sparked the fire…

“We have reports that this home was a vacant home.  At this point we’re just safely trying to put this fire out.”

While the home had been vacant, Spradley says fire crews haven’t been able to determined if anyone was inside…

“We’re going to bring in some mechanical equipment to help remove pieces of the house to make it structurally safe, and then we’ll do a full search.”

No dollar estimate of damage has been made.

 

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