Paul Rotondaro, Fire Captain

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On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Captain Paul Rotondaro, while on-duty, left the Merced County fire station to go to the Usona fire station.  Driving a Ford Ranger, Rotondaro was hit by another truck, causing his truck to leave the road and catch fire, killing him instantly.

Department information

CAL FIRE, Merced County Fire
686 3RD Avenue
Gustine, California 95322

Chief: Mike Van Loben Sels

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 36
Rank: Fire Captain
Classification: Career
Incident date: October 2, 2019 07:07
Date of death: October 2, 2019
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Burns
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Street/Road