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SAN DIEGO – The Last at a memorial service for a firefighter killed in California (all times are local):

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A memorial service was held for a state firefighter killed in battle with the largest forest fire in California’s modern history.

Gov. Jerry Brown joined friends, family and colleagues Saturday at a San Diego church to honor Cory Iverson.

The 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer died of burns and smoke inhalation on Dec. 14. He was fighting the Thomas Fire that burned more than 700 homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Details of what led to his death not released yet.

Iverson leave a 2-year-old daughter and his pregnant wife, Ashley, who called him a “superhero” on the service.

Approximately 2000 firefighters are still tackling the fire, which is 65 percent contained. Fire officials say the blaze is no longer an immediate threat to the homes, but there is fire in the remote wilderness.

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12:01 pm A memorial service is held for a state firefighter killed in battle with the largest recorded forest fire in California’s modern history.

Gov. Jerry Brown joined friends, family and colleagues Saturday at a San Diego church to honor Corey Iverson.

The 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer died of burns and smoke inhalation on Dec. 14. He was fighting the Thomas Fire that burned more than 700 homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Details of what led to his death not released yet.

Iverson leave a 2-year-old daughter and his pregnant wife, Ashley, who called him a “superhero” on the service.

Approximately 2000 firefighters are still tackling the fire, which is 65 percent contained. Fire officials say the blaze is no longer an immediate threat to the homes, but there is fire in the remote wilderness.

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