Oregon fire marshal departs amid wildfire destruction

Oregon’s top fire official resigned Saturday as wildfires continued to rage there and in other Western states.

Marshal Jim Walker submitted a resignation letter to the superintendent of the Oregon State Police after he was placed on paid administrative leave, FOX 12 Oregon reported.

No reason for Walker’s departure was officially disclosed but sources said State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton had lost confidence in Walker’s ability to handle the state’s wildfire crisis,…

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