One firefighter lost his life, and one w Los Angeles
One firefighter lost his life, and one went missing battling Porterville library fire.
According to reports, one firefighter was fatally injured, and another went missing on Tuesday evening after dozens of first respondents were rushed to put out a fire that was blazing in the Porterville, Calif., library. According to the officials they were yet to inform the next of kin of the firefighter who was killed while battling the blaze.
Tulare County Fire Chief Charlie Norman said in his statement that the whereabouts of one additional firefighter was unknown at the time. Their team is working through suppression, and when it safe to operate, they will get back in the building and find the firefighter. He added he wasn’t familiar with the specific building, but libraries typically have a significant among of furl, and firefighters anticipated being on the scene for several more hours.