Just before 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 29, a fire broke out in the 500 block of Adams Street in the Mills Neighborhood of Klamath Falls. The fire completely destroyed a duplex and seriously damaged a neighboring single-family residence. Also destroyed were a travel trailer, Chevrolet pick-up, and wood fence.Read More
Today, at 4:05 pm a call came in to Klamath County 9-1-1 regarding a shed fire on Thompson Avenue in Klamath Falls. The small fire quickly spread from one shed to an adjacent shed on the property next door, fully engulfing both structures.Read More
Salem, Ore. - Local fire agencies and prevention organizations urge the public to consider alternatives to burning yard debris, as unseasonably warm and dry conditions are already causing fires across the state.Read More
With the holiday season in full swing, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker urges citizens to remember fire prevention when decorating and entertaining.
From 2012 through 2016, Oregon fire agencies reported there were 3,510 residential fires during the holiday period from November 22 through January 15. These fires were reported to have resulted in 14 deaths, 194 injuries, and more than $61.2 million in property loss.
"This season is a busy and exciting time of year, but don't let that distract you from keeping your family and friends safe from fire," says Walker. "By following a few important prevention tips for Christmas trees, decorations, and candles, you can help ensure your holidays remain happy."
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The home of “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said Thursday.
Jean Schulz, 78, evacuated before flames engulfed her hillside home Monday and is staying with a daughter, Monte Schulz said.
The Schulzes built the California split-level home in the 1970s and the cartoonist lived there until his death in 2000.
“It’s the house he died in. All of their memorabilia and everything is all gone,” Monte Schulz said.Read More