San Diego Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire

December 14, 2017

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A Cal Fire firefighter, based in San Diego, was killed Thursday on the lines of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, the chief of Cal Fire announced.

The firefighter was Cory Iverson, 32.  His family has been notified.  Iverson had been with Cal Fire since 2009.  He leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter and a pregnant wife.

The Thomas Fire has burned about 242,500 acres so far and destroyed nearly 1,000 structures since erupting 10 days ago. It was about 30% contained as of this afternoon, according to Cal Fire.