A firefighter was killed in one of California's largest fires, the United States throughout history. This tragic event occurred as firefighters continued to fight to extinguish the blaze in the state.
Cory Iverson, a San Diego-based firefighter, was killed while attempting to extinguish a fiery fi re named Thomas Fire in the Ventura County region. This was conveyed by Ken Pimlott, California Fire Department Chief or Cal Fire as reported by AFP news agency, Friday (15/12/2017). Not mentioned in detail about the incident
"I am very sad to report that the death of a firefighter has occurred in Thomas incident, Come with me to pray for the dead extinguisher and his loved ones," said Pimlott via Twitter account
Thomas Fire has burned nearly 100 thousand hectares of land since it first occurred ten days ago. Thomas Fire is the fourth largest fire in history in California.
Thousands of people have been evacuated and nearly 1,000 buildings have been burned by the fires. Approximately 18 thousand other buildings currently still threatened to burn. The fire has also killed a 70-year-old grandmother. The grandmother died from an accident while trying to escape from a fire by car.
According to the California Fire Department (Cal Fire), up to Thursday (14/12) local time, about 30 percent of the total fires have been successfully dealt with.
(ita / ita)