UPDATE: (11 a.m.): The Porterville Fire Department confirmed to KSEE that Figueroa had been living in Bakersfield.
The department said Figueroa is a Delano native and never lived in Porterville. He had just recently moved to Bakersfield.
UPDATE (9:30 a.m.): The Bakersfield Fire Department and Kern County Fire Department have confirmed that they’ve both sent engines and firefighters to assist with the fire.
“The Bakersfield Fire Department extends our deepest condolences to the members of the Porterville Fire Department and their loved ones,” the department said in a news release.
PORTERVILLE, California (KGPE/KSEE) — The Porterville Fire Department released the name of the firefighter killed in the Porterville library fire Tuesday.
Tuesday’s blaze started shortly after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Thurman and Main Street.
The man killed has been identified as Fire Capt. Raymond Figueroa, 35.
He started with the department in 2017.
Additionally, firefighter Patrick Jones, 25, is still missing. He’s been with the department since 2017.
Two 13-year-olds have been arrested and booked on arson and manslaughter charges. Authorities said they set the fire.