Memorial service held for firefighter killed in Thomas Fire

Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:17AM
A memorial service is being held Saturday for a San Diego firefighter killed battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.


VENTURA, Calif. - A memorial service is being held Saturday for a San Diego firefighter killed battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

Gov. Jerry Brown is among the many expected to attend the celebration of life memorial service for Cal Fire San Diego Unit Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson.

The service started at 10 a.m. at Rock Church on Rosecrans Street in San Diego.

Procession held for beloved firefighter killed in Thomas Fire
Funeral procession held for beloved firefighter Cory Iverson


An autopsy showed Iverson died from thermal injuries and smoke inhalation.

The 32-year-old is survived by his 2-year-old daughter and his wife, Ashley, who's expecting their second child.

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Iverson had been with Cal Fire since 2009. A GoFundMe account for the Iverson family can be found here.

The colossal Thomas Fire, which straddled coastal Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, broke out Dec. 4. It is the largest wildfire recorded in modern California history.

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