Video: Procession escorts remains of 2nd FF from Calif. library fire
The body of Porterville Firefighter Patrick Jones was recovered late Wednesday
Duty Death: Patrick Jones - [Porterville, California]
End of Service: 02/18/2020
By Laura French
PORTERVILLE, Calif. — A procession was held Thursday morning to escort the remains of one of the two Porterville, Calif. firefighters killed battling a fire at Porterville City Library on Tuesday.
Firefighter Patrick Jones, 25, went missing during the early stages of the fire and was unaccounted for until Wednesday night when his remains were recovered from the building, according to the Porterville Fire Department.
Porterville Fire Capt. Raymond Figueroa, 35, was also killed battling the blaze.
First responders from across the state escorted Jones' body to the Tulare County Coroner's Office beginning around 6:20 a.m. The procession was led by Porterville firefighters and participating agencies included the Porterville Police Department, Tulare County Sheriff's Office, CAL FIRE, Hanford Fire Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and multiple ambulance services. Porterville public transit vehicles also participated.
Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested and charged with arson and manslaughter in relation to the fire.
LIVE PROCESSION: Fire crews and law enforcement arrive at the Tulare County Coroner's Office with the body of firefighter Patrick Jones Developing: https://abc30.com/5950484/Posted by ABC30 Action News on Thursday, February 20, 2020
The procession bringing the remains of Porterville firefighter Patrick Jones is arriving at the Tulare County Coroner's Office. http://bit.ly/39O4IZTPosted by FOX26 on Thursday, February 20, 2020