Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with a deadly fire at the Porterville (Calif.) City Library that left one firefighter dead and another unaccounted for. Porterville Police Chief Eric Kroutil said the fire was reported about 4:15 p.m. on February 18. The teens were seen running from the library shortly after the fire erupted, authorities said. Fire Capt. Raymond Figueroa, 35, was killed, and firefighter Patrick Jones, 25, has not been seen since battling the blaze. The boys were booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility on suspicion of arson, manslaughter, and conspiracy.
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 19