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2 state firefighters sacked, 13 punished after ethics probe
2 state firefighters sacked, 13 punished after ethics probe

Two state firefighters were terminated Wednesday and more than a dozen were punished following an investigation that began last spring after a fire chief’s fiancée was fatally stabbed. Thirteen employees with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection were slapped with disciplinary action ranging from suspension and reductions in pay to demotion, said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. One person resigned. Of the 16 employees under investigation, one was a student at the department's fire academy in Ione, while the other 15 were instructors there. Two were also serving in management positions, Berlant said. The punishments follow a $2-million...

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