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Oregon firefighter dies from injuries sustained while battling Alabama wildfires

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Ray Rubio (Photo: Family photo) Ray Rubio (Photo: Family photo)

An Oregon firefighter who was injured while battling wildfires in Alabama last month has died.

Governor Kate Brown announced on Wednesday that Ray Rubio, 52, had died at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama from injuries he sustained on November 23.

"The loss of one of Oregon's own is heartbreaking, and I extend my sincere condolences to Ray's family, friends, and the firefighting community who knew him well," Governor Brown said. "Ray will be remembered as a loving husband and father who dedicated his life to service and helping others." 

Rubio was a U.S. Forest Service firefighter and Army Veteran. He served as a smokejumper, parachuting into remote areas to combat wildfires.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Rubio's family. If you would like to help, visit www.gofundme.com/314xctc?ssid=821986288&pos=1

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