( CNN) As firefighters continue to battle the Thomas Fire in Southern California, one family is mourning the loss of their own.

A procession was held on Highway 126 in Fillmore on Thursday afternoon to honor Cory David Iverson, a 32 -year-old firefighter who lost his life combating the Thomas Fire, “the worlds largest” of the flame.

Iverson, who had been a firefighter with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection — also known as Cal Fire — since 2009, was a fervour apparatus technologist from San Diego, according to a Cal Fire spokeswoman.


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