A pair of neighboring sheds are burned following a short but intense fire
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.
A tall thick black column of smoke was reported throughout Klamath Falls.
“We were responding to a [traffic] accident on Highway 39 and many of our resources were out there,” says Brandon Thueson, Fire Marshal for Klamath County Fire District 1. “We had to shuffle some things around to free up equipment over there and get them over here.”
Firefighters were able to save adjacent homes and no injuries have been reported on the fire, both structures are a complete loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Contents of the sheds are not yet available.
“We are glad that nobody was hurt,” says Thueson. “It is always bad to have a fire, but we are always thankful when nobody is hurt or injured in it.”
Klamath County Fire District 1 and Klamath County Fire District 4 both responded to the fire. The initial call included firefighters from Chiloquin and Keno - however, they were canceled in route.