Fallen Medford firefighter’s neighbor creates GoFundMe

MEDFORD, Ore. – The neighbor of a Medford wildland firefighter is raising money for the family. The fallen firefighter was battling the Gales Fire in Lane County before he made the ultimate sacrifice.

Neighbor, Arnold Sicairos is mourning the loss of Frumencio Ruiz Carapia. Sicarios said Carapia was the first person to greet him when he moved into the neighborhood. Evening lending him tools when he was still awaiting for his household goods to arrive. Sicarios said the 20-year firefighter was a father of four and even had a grandkid.

“If you can’t donate share it, if you can’t share it again just send a prayer their way. This might not be too common, but when it does happen it’s devastating.”

Click HERE to donate to the GoFundMe.

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NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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