Fire caused by hot ashes

firemen on roof


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – We now know the cause of the fire at a Gatewood-area house Tuesday evening. Fire investigators say the homeowner at 5180 Starlit Court cleaned out a fireplace and put the hot wood ashes in a plastic trash container outside. When that caught fire, it spread to a nearby wood pile and then the house. There were no injuries, but the damage has been estimated at about $100,000.