Report: Firefighter who died became trapped by flames

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California’s modern history was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by the flames being fanned by gusty winds, fire officials said.

A preliminary report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says Cory Iverson, 32, died Dec. 14 battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County after running for his life through head-high vegetation and becoming trapped in a dead-end...

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