Governor orders flags at half staff for fallen firefighter
Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered that flags be flown at half staff this Saturday in memory of a Medford firefighter who died while on duty at the Nabob Fire in northern California in Siskiyou County.
50-year-old Oscar Montano-Garcia collapsed while on a lunch break and emergency personnel were unable to resuscitate him. A spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says Montano-Garcia’s death was not caused by the fire.
Montano-Garcia is the fourth Oregon firefighter to die while on duty this year.