Firefighter is Second Person to Die in California’s Thomas Fire

Firefighter Mike Warren, part of a Portland, Ore., crew, battling the Thomas fire, stages in Ojai, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. The biggest and most destructive of the windblown fires raking Southern California shut down one of the region’s busiest freeways Thursday and threatened Ojai, a scenic mountain town dubbed “Shangri-La” and known for its boutique hotels and New Age spiritual retreats.(AP Photo/Noah Berger)

December 14, 2017
OAN Newsroom

 

A 32-year-old firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire in California’s Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is identified.

Cal Fire authorities say Corey Iverson died on Thursday while in the line of duty.  Iverson was part of a crew sent from San Diego County to help fight the massive wildfire. He is survived by a two-year-old daughter and his pregnant wife.

Iverson is the second person to die in the Thomas Fire. Last week, fire officials said the death of a 70-year-old woman was caused by smoke inhalation.

As of Thursday, the fire was 30% contained after destroying more than 900 structures and burning more than 242,000 acres, making it the fourth largest fire in state history.

While some evacuations have been lifted, there are still tens of thousands of structures that are threatened by the flames. Meanwhile, a Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service is in effect through Friday morning.

  • Andrew Moore8

    got any proof of that numb nuts or are you getting your facts the same place the libtards are getting theirs about who their president is?

  • Andrew Moore8

    Not to worry….I know over 900 buildings have been destroyed and thousands of lives overturned by these fires….But hey look at the bright side all you libtard numb nuts…..You have all the cheap mexican labor you could possibly need to rebuild for next to nothing so you shouldn’t need my federal dollars to help you out….get rid of the illegals then we will talk about federal help….

    • JJake Spitz

      This is an interesting matter isn’t it? I would like to be in on the conversation when the request for federal assistance is made from the state where the Governor has been confrontational to the administration and is harboring illegals without regard for the federal governments call for help and is deeply in debt. Maybe they don’t need the help.

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        Me too……I would pay BIG money$$$$ to hear that conversation.

  • Andrew Moore8

    RIP my brother….RIP.

  • Jimbo

    Gov. Moonbeam insists the fires are due to global warming. Fact is, in his 8 years as governor he has done nothing to preclude or preempt the spread of massive fires. Plus, rumors have surfaced that the fires were started by the Drug Cartel and one by a homeless person. Sad.

  • jenshadus

    I’ll pray for the family

  • Ricardo Garcia

    Why are the fires out of hand? Did we have “Controlled Burns” to minimize the fuel? Did we cut the dead trees? Is the governor cutting funds for the wrong programs? “The new normal” is his way of justifying his political views!

    • weasel1886

      It’s always political, always blaming someone with you people. Digusting

      • Andrew Moore8

        You mean like Muller is doing to YOUR President? That kind of blaming someone?

        • weasel1886

          I’m talking about you

          • Andrew Moore8

            And I was talking about you…..Oh and by the way…..”Disgusting” is spelled with an “S” in there right before the “G”….Must be that common core education.

      • Andrew Moore8

        You mean like captain moonbeam blaming global warming for the fires…..That kind of blaming others?

        • weasel1886

          Yes

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        I lived in California for a great number of years……..Survived quite a few Disasters.
        Volunteered my help for a few of them.
        And the Persons who are in charge ( the Governor, Mayor’s, and City Council Member’s)
        are all a bunch of (_*_)’s, voted in by a bunch of (_*_)’s!
        So many disasters were caused by the “Liberal save the Tree attitude”!

  • JJake Spitz

    My father was a Boston firefighter from the old days when the city was a tinder box and he was serving as a bit older during those inner city riots of the late sixties. God bless our first responders and their families that wait at home praying and hoping.

  • CASSY IS SASSY

    I have the Up-Most respect for Firefighters, They are the true heroes in the world.

    While saving you…they don’t care what the color of your skin is or what your religious beliefs are, they run into danger while everyone else is running out. They are HEROES that don’t wear capes.

    Everybody should make a basket of goodies and take it to your Fire-station…….
    They need to be shown that they are appreciated.♥

    Condolences to the friends and families that have lost loved ones in these horrific fires.
    God Bless America and ALL Public Safety Workers.

    • Andrew Moore8

      I would run into a burning building to save you Cassy….and I would do it without all the protective gear the firefighters would pause to put on……but I get your drift.

      • CASSY IS SASSY

        Oh WOW! Thank You.

  • Glenda Hammer

    Why aren’t some of the 3 million illegals living in Calif, on the front lines helping put these fires out? It’s because they have nothing vested in this country, other than creating a hepatitis out break in Calif from living in tents, and having no toilets.
    Then there’s all the free welfare.

    • weasel1886

      You love their cheap labor

      • FromThe70s

        You in favor of keeping them out?

        • weasel1886

          Yes, but American business isn’t and neither is Trump and his Wall St buddies

          • Andrew Moore8

            Last I heard Trump wanted to build a wall to keep them out and you numb nut libtards were screaming “NEVER”…..

          • weasel1886

            It won’t be built. The legals I knew crossed the border legally

          • Andrew Moore8

            Got news for you there numb nut….it’s well on it’s way to being built….it’s only a matter of time.

          • FromThe70s

            Legally crossing the border is not the same as illegally crossing it.

          • weasel1886

            Legally cross don’t go back

          • FromThe70s

            Was Hillary going to keep out more illegal aliens out than Trump?

          • weasel1886

            Trump is president

          • FromThe70s

            Good, you know who the President is, that’s great!

          • Andrew Moore8

            LOL….It’s a step in the right direction anyway…..It’s almost like a light coming on but then slowly dimming away….You have so much hope that at least one libtard snowflake would get it….but then alas, you are disappointed as the light dims.

          • Andrew Moore8

            You are absolutely right about that….He is YOUR President.

          • weasel1886

            And I would do anything to ruin him or his agenda

          • Andrew Moore8

            Including lie, cheat, steal, and have random women make false accusations against people knowing they are not true…..that is exactly why you are a libtard snowflake….because you have the morals and ethics of a cockroach….and it is also the reason why I will never vote for a numb nut like yourself.

          • weasel1886

            Fine don’t. Maybe we should attack Trumps birth certificate and family for his entire term.
            ANYTHING to destroy him would be a good thing

          • Andrew Moore8

            Attack it all you want…at least it is not a fake one and can be found on file….and his SS number matches the state in which he resided when born….and his wife shows no indication she is carrying around a johnson between her legs….but hey….your a libtard so your cool with all that….especially the johnson between the legs thing.

  • SaidNO2Liberalism

    People who run towards danger so that we’re protected will always have a special place in my heart. My condolences to his families.

  • Robert Adams

    Maybe firefighters from other states should boycott CA and let Moonbeam recruit those given sanctuary to be the firefighters.

  • PatrickJ

    Two of my sons are LA county. The youngest has been on this fire for ten days straight now. I just pray for his safety. Actually, I pray for all of them. Residents and firefighters alike. There are units there from Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, you name it. All firefighters are brothers. Just ask any of them.

    • LILIBETH

      Amen sir!

    • Twinkle Toes

      I will keep him in my prayers.

  • anne stromberg

    What a tragedy for that family. They need our prayers to help them through this.