Wildland/WUI LODD

Friends Remember Fallen CALFIRE Firefighter

Several talk about Cory Iverson’s early years     SAN DIEGO (NBC San Diego) – Friends of Cory Iverson, a San Diego County firefighter killed while battling the largest fire in California history, shared their memories of Iverson. Iverson was ...

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California Thomas Fire LODD Information Report

One firefighter become entrapped and suffered fatal injuries   View of the entrapment site looking northwest (CAL FIRE)   CAL FIRE On December 13, 2017, a CAL FIRE engine strike team was assigned to a part of the Thomas Fire ...

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Funeral Held for Firefighter Killed in California Wildfire

32-year-old Cal Fire engineer died of burns and smoke inhalation     AN DIEGO (AP) — A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California’s modern history was remembered Saturday as a devoted family man who didn’t ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the Thomas Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Engineer Cory Iverson, 32, of CAL FIRE on December 14, 2017. Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the ...

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Fallen CAL FIRE Firefighter Identified

Engineer is the second wildfire fatality   (FOX 11)   SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — One of the thousands of firefighters battling a series of wildfires across Southern California has died, but authorities gave no hint of how. San Diego-based ...

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Firefighter Fatality Reported at California Wildfire

CAL FIRE confirms death of firefighter at Thomas Fire     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in ...

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Firefighter Killed in Rollover Near California Wildfire

Tender rolled down a grade in Napa County   NAPA, Calif. (KGO) – Officials said a fire crew member died Monday after veering off Oakville Grade Road near a wildfire that was getting dangerously close to wineries in Napa. Cal ...

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Wildfire Growth, Part 1

A danger in the face of climate change   Climate change has produced extreme weather that supports extended wildfire seasons and destructive wildfires. (Photo by Keith D. Cullom/www.fire-image.com.)   Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 7 The projected ...

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USFA: California Battalion Chief Killed in Crash

Chief Helming was returning from the Railroad Fire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Battalion Chief Gary Helming, 47, of the Los Padres National Forest – Santa Lucis District on August 31, 2017. ...

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