KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A waste transfer station in Klamath Falls has been shut down indefinitely after a fire broke out within the building on Sunday.
Klamath County Fire District 1 confirmed that firefighters worked to extinguish "a large fire" at the Tingley Lane transfer station, with no injuries reported. Rogue Klamath Transfer said that the station structure suffered significant damage in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
“We cannot thank the Klamath Fire District 1 Firefighters enough for their immediate response,” said Garry Penning, on behalf of Rogue Klamath Transfer. “They were able to contain the fire to the building only, no one was injured, and no surrounding properties were affected.”
Rogue Klamath Transfer said that it is working with Klamath County officials to set up a temporary transfer station at the county landfill. The temporary site was not operating yet as of Monday morning.