Pasadena Fire Department Salutes Fallen San Diego Firefighter

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Photography by JAMIE NICHOLSON, courtesy Pasadena Fire Dept.

6:50 am | December 18, 2017


Pasadena fire department personnel joined firefighters from San Marino Fire Department and the South Pasadena Fire Department to pay tribute to a fallen Southland firefighter as his funeral motorcade moved through Pasadena on the Foothill 210 Freeway Sunday.

The Pasadena personnel placed fire apparatus on the freeway overpasses, and saluted and stood at attention as the procession passed through Sunday morning at about 11:15 a.m.

The multi-county procession for Cory Iverson, 32, who left behind a two-year-old daughter and a pregnant wife, began at about 10 a.m. on the 101 Freeway in Ventura County. After passing through Los Angeles County, it continued into San Bernardino County, made a short stop in Chino and then crossed over into Riverside and then into San Diego County.

Iverson was killed Thursday at the Thomas fire, one of the largest wildfires in California history, which also claimed the life of a 70-year-old woman who died in a car crash on an evacuation route.

As of Sunday morning, the fire was 40 percent contained but still threatened coastal communities in Santa Barbara County as dry gusty winds are expected to continue through early Monday.

About 8,000 firefighters are deployed to fight the blaze which has gone on for nearly two weeks and burned more than 700 homes.

Early Sunday, officials lifted some evacuation orders in Ventura County where the fire started.