Semi fire closes bypass

isolated fire hydrant


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire Friday caused traffic to be rerouted.

A call into our 92-5 KLAD describing a semi-truck carrying hay that caught fire and causing the closure of Highway 140 near the intersection with Highway 97 after the fire spread north.

That call from a Washburn Way gas station employee who could see the flames. Fire crews responded and put out the majority of the blaze within about 30 minutes of the fire starting.