A second firefighter, 25-year-old Patrick Jones, who was unaccounted for after the fire in the Public California library, was found dead, leaving a Fire Department grieving.
A fire that allegedly became a result of the arson by two 13-year-old boys started Tuesday at the city library in Porterville, according to the authorities. The fire was difficult to fight due to the presence of a lot of books and furniture inside the library. Eventually in the fire the ceiling collapsed into the building.
Porterville Mayor Martha Flores called the firefighters’ death “tragic, horr...