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.
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.
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.