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Porterville Fire Department to hold virtual memorial ceremony remembering firefighters killed in library fire

Thursday the Porterville Fire Department plans to honor Fire Captain Raymond Figeroa and firefighter Patrick Jones in a virtual memorial service.
Fire Captain Raymond Figueroa, Firefighter Patrick Jones
Posted at 2:02 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 17:02:06-05

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KERO) — Thursday the Porterville Fire Department plans to honor Fire Captain Raymond Figeroa and firefighter Patrick Jones in a virtual memorial service.

The two firefighters died one year ago during a blaze at the town's library.

The 35-year-old Figueroa grew up in Delano and was living in Bakersfield while working with the Porterville Fire Department.

Due to the pandemic, the memorial ceremony has been pre-recorded and will air on the department's Facebook page at 4 p.m. All broadcast stations will also be alerted to hold a moment of silence at 4:16.