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Funeral procession for Cory Iverson, firefighter killed in Thomas Fire

Los Angeles Fire Department Task Force 12 firefighters salute as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, on December 17, 2017.
Los Angeles Fire Department Task Force 12 firefighters salute as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, on December 17, 2017.
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A funeral procession carried the body of Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson, who was killed on Thursday while battling the colossal Thomas Fire, through five counties from Ventura to San Diego.

An autopsy found Iverson died from burns and smoke inhalation. Officials previously said he died after some sort of accident but they have not released additional details. A serious accident investigation team is looking into Iverson's death.

A procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, on December 17, 2017.
A procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, on December 17, 2017.
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Firefighters and police stood at attention as Iverson's body left the medical examiner's office in Ventura County shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.

The procession transported Iverson's remains across several freeways. The 32-year-old was stationed in San Diego. His remains arrived at El Camino Memorial Park after 2 p.m.

Firefighters and bystanders watch as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, on December 17, 2017.
Firefighters and bystanders watch as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, on December 17, 2017.
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A memorial service will be held for Iverson at The Rock Church on Rosecrans Street in Point Loma next Saturday at 10 a.m.

Iverson leaves behind his wife, Ashley and their two-year-old daughter. The couple was expecting their second child in May. 

The fire has burned more than 700 homes and currently threatens communities in Santa Barbara County.

A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
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