Klamath County Fire District #1 was not without fireworks related incidents on this July 4th holiday weekend. On July 4, at approximately 9:25 pm, in the 4400 block of Homedale Rd, a grass field was set ablaze by fireworks. It burned under an acre and luckily, it did not burn more. The efforts of the citizens in the area and the crews from KCFD1 kept this fire to a smaller size.
On July 5, at approximately 10:15 pm, a call came into dispatch for a house on fire because of fireworks in the 2100 block of Herbert St. Multiple crews from KCFD1 responded and quickly extinguished the fire. No one was injured, but the occupant has been displaced from her residence.
The fire was caused by illegal fireworks that were being shot in the neighborhood. The shrubbery outside the residence was dry and caused the fire to burn quickly into the residence. Proper use of legal fireworks in an area clear of dry grasses or shrubbery would have stopped these fires from taking off and causing the damage they did. We are currently having warmer temperatures and dry conditions, which means it does not take much to start a fire that could be devastating. Be safe and responsible while having fun with your summer time activities.