KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Forestry in conjunction with Klamath County Fire District #1, US Forest Service, and City of Klamath Falls Parks Department plan to conduct a prescribed fire within the boundaries of Moore Park beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2019.Read More
Matt Hitchcock, Divisions Chief for Klamath County Fire District 1 is our guest on Season 5, Episode 5 of Ask Klamath. In this episode, we discuss fire safety, departmental needs, and we take your questions live.Read More
The cooler temperatures this week serve as a reminder that winter is approaching. Winter brings with it, the highest number of home fires, more than any other time of year! Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the United States, and accounted for 45,900 fires from 2013 to 2015.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Braden Krag’s future is in giving back to his community. The 18-year-old EagleRidge High School graduate said he is looking forward to one day serving as a structural firefighter for Klamath County Fire District 1 (KCFD1) in Klamath Falls.Read More
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
A single engine aircraft had just taken off from the Crater Lake - Klamath Regional airport when, for unknown reasons, crashed in a field south of the airport 3000’ off the end of the runway.Read More
A manufactured home in the Plaza Manor, 2425 Summers Lane, was burned today after a fire broke out inside the residence. Multiple engines responded to the initial call that came in before 10:00 AM. No injuries have been reported due to the fire.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
Over 1000 students from Mazama, Hosanna and Lost River High Schools watched as Operation Prom Night told a graphic story of a DUII crash. They saw events unfold right in front of them on Viking Field today.
Caution the photos inside this story are graphic.
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, at approx. 12:44 PM, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to the report of a structure fire in a home on Douglas Ave.
The residence was occupied by a family of five who was home at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by a family member when they opened a door to a bedroom and found the room filled with smoke and heat. Everyone was able to evacuate the home safely, however several pets did not survive the fire.Read More
Today five student firefighters with Klamath County Fire District 1 received hands on training in their final exam before graduation and joining the ranks of firefighter. For several it was not their first experience battling fire but it was the first experience with KCFD1.
“Today we have a training fire, we call it a burn to learn,” says Dave Sonneman, Firefighter and Instructor for KCFD1. “We get them in there with real live fire and we see how they react.”Read More
On March 6, 2019 at approx. 8:17 AM, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to the report of a structure fire in a home on Derby Place.
The fire was discovered by a visiting family member and called into 911 by neighbors. Neighbor’s sprayed water on the fire through a kitchen window until fire crews arrived.Read More
Yesterday afternoon (12/5/18) a column of smoke could be seen over the top of Hogback Mountain near Klamath Falls. Today, the Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed that the smoke and glow of the fire is due to a controlled burn of large slash piles related to a logging operation on the east side of Hogback Mountain.Read More
Wildland firefighters in south central Oregon are working to contain a fire three miles southeast of Midland that was reported at 9 a.m. today, while continuing to battle ongoing fires in the area.Read More
Klamath County Fire District No. 1 and the Muscular Dystrophy Association would like to thank the citizens and local businesses for donating to this year’s Fill the Boot fundraiser. The fundraiser was held June 1 and 2 at South 6th St. and Avalon St. Our community raised $23,012, which stays local and is also a new record, our previous record being $22,511 in 2014.Read More
Klamath County Fire District No. 1 will be conducting a live fire training, or “Burn to Learn” training event at 3001 Anderson Avenue on May 24, 2018. This live training provides firefighters with valuable fire control techniques and is the best type of training available to prepare firefighters for an actual fire emergency. The donated single story house has been used for the last couple of weeks to conduct destructive training including vertical ventilation (roof access) and rescue training.Read More
Saturday started and another beautiful quiet day for Crater Lake Bed and Breakfast owner, Janet McNeil. McNeil's Friday night guests had left a few hours earlier and she was going to relax and take a nap, when her dog began to act odd. McNeil's dog wanted to in outside and inside erratically. That is when McNeil seen flames coming from behind her vehicles in the garage.Read More
Klamath County Fire District 1 was dispatched to two structure fires on the night of Sunday, May 13th.
The first fire, in the 300 block of Crater Lake Parkway, was contained to a detached garage with damages estimated at $30,000. The second fire occurred in a vacant house located at 2100 Orchard Avenue with damages estimated at $80,000.Read More