Oregon fire marshal Jim Walker resigns amid raging wildfires

Oregon’s top fire official has resigned as blazes continue to ravage the state and displace thousands of people.

Fire marshal Jim Walker gave his resignation Saturday to the superintendent of the Oregon State Police, Oregon Live reported.

It came hours after the force announced that he was placed on paid administrative leave.

No reason was given for his departure, but a source said that Police Superintendent Travis Hampton had lost faith that Walker could handle the unprecedented wildfires,…

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