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Injury and explosions in a Mother's Day house fire (Photo) - 05/13/24

A mother’s day residential fire sends one person to the hospital and destroys the house. At approximately 1:26pm, Klamath County Fire District 1 (KCFD1) was dispatched to a fully involved structure fire in the 3900 Blk of Altamont Dr. Crews were notified while responding to the fire, that the occupant had been removed from the structure by a passerby, but will need medical attention to treat burn injuries. Several calls into 911 said they had multiple explosions coming from inside the residence. Engines arrived to find an injured occupant at a neighbor’s house and heavy smoke and flames coming out of the windows at the front of the house and explosions where still happening. Sparking, downed electrical lines at the front of the house hindered fire suppression. The injured occupant was transported to the hospital by a KCFD1 ambulance. The explosions in the structure where from the occupants oxygen bottles. The house suffered a significant amount fire damage. The cause is still under investigation at this time. 

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