SEVERE WX : Air Quality Alert View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

UPDATE: Funeral Procession and Memorial Planned for Wolf Creek Firefighter

At this time, the connection with firefighter Ray Carrillo's passing and his firefighting is being investigated.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 3:56 PM

WOLF CREEK, Ore. —

UPDATE: There will be an funeral procession and memorial service for firefighter Ray Carrillo on Sunday at 1 p.m., according to a statement from Rural Metro Fire.

Carillo passed away last Friday after complications from an illness that began shortly after he helped extinguish a structure fire outside of Hugo.

Rural Metro says that a line of emergency vehicles plan to leave the parking lot on D street behind Grants Pass Shopping Center (the old movie theater) and end at the Wolf Creek Inn up in Wolf Creek.

The procession plans to travel west on D Street to 7th Street, then north on 7th Street to Interstate 5. Units will proceed northbound to the Wolf Creek Exit (MP 76), passing the Wolf Creek Fire Department Station, then into a staging area at the Inn.

Traffic control personnel will be assisting along the route. Temporary traffic congestion may be experienced near the procession route between 1 & 2 p.m.

The memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Inn, with Chaplain Brian Crawford officiating.

(Updated 9/13/18 at 3:50 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: Firefighter Ray Carrillo passed away on Friday due to complications resulting from an illness, according to a statement from Rural Metro Fire.

Carrillo became ill and was initially treated while on duty in mid-July of 2018, shortly after a response he had made to a structure fire just outside of Hugo, Ore. At this time, the connection with Ray's passing and that fire is being investigated.

Memorial services are being planned for Sunday Sept 16, 2018. More detail will be provided as it becomes available. Ray has no known relatives other than his Wolf Creek Fire family. A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist the volunteers with the arrangements. They wish to thank those who have donated already.

On behalf of Wolf Creek Fire, planning for the services is being handled by a team from the Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association. 

Fire crews say Carrillo became indispensable and was involved in every aspect of the departments fire service programs which included mapping of the fire district water resources, draft site repairs, public education with the school children and operational policy development.

The GoFundMe says Carrillo was passionate about firefighting and sacrificed 40 years of his life in his pursuit and will always be known to the department and his community as the gentle giant.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 33509

Reported Deaths: 559
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7274140
Marion477996
Washington461560
Umatilla300441
Clackamas246663
Malheur165030
Lane129317
Jackson11906
Deschutes87312
Yamhill77414
Jefferson5458
Polk53515
Linn53213
Morrow5136
Lincoln48113
Union4462
Benton3286
Wasco2964
Klamath2902
Hood River2520
Douglas2434
Clatsop2210
Josephine2042
Columbia1841
Coos1600
Baker982
Crook631
Tillamook530
Lake340
Wallowa331
Curry320
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 819115

Reported Deaths: 15885
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2702996576
Riverside594051226
San Bernardino55203955
Orange537511268
San Diego47180783
Kern32073369
Fresno28621390
Sacramento22590416
Alameda21383412
Santa Clara21379322
San Joaquin20411456
Contra Costa16793207
Stanislaus16512362
Tulare16204263
Ventura12875150
Imperial11908320
San Francisco11275104
Monterey1005073
San Mateo9990150
Santa Barbara9164113
Merced8961143
Kings768180
Sonoma7578122
Marin6734119
Solano644571
Madera458368
San Luis Obispo361231
Placer360448
Butte284844
Yolo282855
Santa Cruz239410
Napa172713
Sutter172011
San Benito135211
Yuba11728
El Dorado11514
Mendocino95418
Shasta94320
Lassen7410
Glenn5963
Tehama5855
Lake56611
Nevada5417
Colusa5356
Humboldt5128
Calaveras32214
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18815
Mono1662
Siskiyou1660
Del Norte1441
Mariposa762
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 56°
Brookings
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 59°
Crater Lake
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
Grants Pass
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 59°
Klamath Falls
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Very warm, dry and smoky week
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Thursday, October 1 morning weather

Image

Wednesday, September 30th Evening Weather

Image

Wednesday, September 30 morning weather

Image

Tuesday, September 29th Evening Weather

Image

MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPONDS AFTER EXPLICIT 'ZOOM BOMBING'

Image

Tuesday, September 29 morning weather

Image

Possible housing solutions after wildfires

Image

Monday, September 28th Evening Weather

Image

Similarities in days had southern Oregonians on edge

Image

Monday, September 28 afternoon weather