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Congressman DeFazio Statement on Wildland Firefighter Killed Working in Gales Fire

Aug 25, 2021
Press Release

Congressman DeFazio (OR-04) today released the following statement in response to a report that a wildland firefighter had been killed battling the Gales Fire north of Oakridge on Monday afternoon.

“I am saddened by the news that a firefighter died Monday afternoon battling the Gales Fire,” said Rep. DeFazio. “Frumencio Ruiz Carapia was one of thousands of brave wildland firefighters who put their lives on the line fighting fires in dangerous situations to keep our families and communities  safe. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

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