Oregon fire marshal abruptly resigns – unnamed politician says the gov’t has been notably absent in coordinating a wildfire response

Source: Oregon fire marshal Jim Walker abruptly resigns after being put on leave amid historic wildfires – oregonlive.com

One local politician in a fire-struck county said the state has been notably absent in coordinating a response, though he said he didn’t know if that may have been connected to the fire marshal’s sudden replacement.

Usually when there are wildfires the state gets on daily calls with county commissioners for updates, Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey said. This time, he said, nobody has been representing Oregon.

“The one consistent denominator missing was the state,” he said.