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USA Firefighter Fatality Notification

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Cory Iverson
Rank: Engineer

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Status: Wildland Full-Time

Years of Service: 8

Date of Incident: 12/14/2017

Time of Incident: Pending

Date of Death: 12/14/2017



Fire Department: CAL FIRE

Address: 1416 9th Street POB 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244
Fire Department Chief: Director Ken Pimlott



Incident Description: Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the Thomas Fire near Fillmore, California. The nature and cause of Iverson’s death has not been released pending a Cal Fire serious accident review. Engineer Iverson was part of a multi-engine strike team dispatched from the San Diego area more than a week ago to fight some of the largest fires in California’s history.

Incident Location: Vicinity of Fillmore, California


Tribute is being paid to Engineer Cory Iverson at



To date, 84 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at