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Porterville FD: Body of firefighter Patrick Jones found inside Porterville library

Posted at 4:23 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 13:10:23-05

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Porterville Fire Department said that the body of 25-year-old firefighter Patrick Jones has been found inside the Porterville City Library building.

It was posted to their Facebook page shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

Authorities say that Jones went missing during the early stages of the fire that started around 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Two 13-year-old boys were arrested and booked on manslaughter and arson charges.

Porterville Fire Capt. Raymond Figueroa also died during the fire. Figueroa was originally from Kern County, having graduated from Delano High School. He recently moved back to Bakersfield.

*Original story from KFSN.