Photo of Exhausted Firefighters Working 24-Hour Shifts Sleeping Outside Goes Viral - NBC Southern California
California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Photo of Exhausted Firefighters Working 24-Hour Shifts Sleeping Outside Goes Viral

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    1311933
    2
    Germany
    127524
    3
    Canada
    96722
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The 21 Most Exciting Flavors at Taste Washington
    Edgar Sanchez
    Exhausted firefighters battling the Thomas Fire take a rest after unbelievable 24-hour shifts.

    A photo of exhausted Kern County firefighters battling the Thomas Fire in Montecito finally got a chance to shut their eyes, sleeping outside, after working incredible 24-hour shifts.

    The 272,800-acre Thomas blaze, just within 500 acres of becoming the largest in state history, had been burning for 18 days. It was 65 percent contained by Friday.

    The firefighters' photo struck a chord with many across social media after it went viral.

    Many recognized that the firefighters were away from home battling the blaze so that other Southern California residents would still have a home for the holidays.

    Get the latest from NBC4 anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android