Firefighter dies as vicious winds continue to plague crews battling California wildfires

LOS ANGELESFirefighters in California will be tested by vicious winds on Friday morning as they battle a huge wildfire that has claimed the life of one of their colleagues and torched more than 700 homes.

Cory Iverson, 32, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection engineer, was killed on Thursday while fighting the so-called Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

"Cory Iverson … made the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of others," said Ventura County...

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