Two families displaced after fire rips through home

A firefighter attacks the flames inside a Klamath County home early Monday morning. (Courtesy: Klamath County Fire District 1)

UPDATE (11:35 a.m.)

The cause and origin of the fire was determined to be from the clothes dryer located on the main level of the home, according to Klamath County Fire District 1.



Early Monday morning, just after 3:00, Klamath County Fire District 1 responded to a home on fire.

The fire caused extensive damage to the two story building on North 8th Street, according to KCFD. While the home was not a total loss, KFCD estimates the value of the home at $80,000 with approximately 75% of the property and contents lost to the fire.

Fortunately, no injuries to people were reported in the fire; however, multiple animals died in the fire.

KCFD is still investigating the incident to determine what caused the fire.

While the fire happened at the two-story building, one story was "below grade," according to KCFD.

Red Cross is assisting the two families who were displaced. KCFD responded with 18 fire personnel, including four engines, an ambulance, 4 Chief Officers and the Fire Marshal. According to KCFD, Avista, Klamath Falls Police, Pacific Power and the Office of the State Fire Marshall also responded to the call.

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