Mourners Line Southern California Freeway to Honor Firefighter Cory Iverson, Killed Fighting the Thomas Fire

Firefighters and other Southern Californians lined a funeral procession route Sunday to honor a Cal Fire engineer killed battling one of the largest wildfires in state history.

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Firefighters on an overpass honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: 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, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: A procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Firefighters honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: 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, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: Bear Divide Hotshots firefighters watch for the approach of a procession carrying the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Firefighters on an overpass honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Firefighters honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Firefighters on an overpass honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Firefighters honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Firefighters honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Firefighters on an overpass honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Mourners honor slain firefighter Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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Firefighters on an overpass honor slain colleague Cory Iverson during his funeral procession Sunday Dec. 17, 2017.
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