Funeral procession for firefighter passes through fire-affected areas in California

California (KTLA) --A funeral procession for the firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire traveled from Ventura to San Diego Sunday.

The procession for Cory Iverson, a 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from Escondido, began Sunday morning and passed through the 101 Freeway across Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties.

It continued on Interstate 15 before reaching El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Several firefighters and other officers saluted along the route as local residents gathered on freeway overpasses.

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A procession of firefighting vehicles passes through Santa Paula, while carrying the body of a fellow firefighter who was killed today battling the Thomas wildfire near Fillmore, California, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: Firefighters and bystanders watch as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: A girl looks back at Los Angeles Fire Department Task Force 12 firefighters who salute as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: Bear Divide Hotshots firefighters watch for the approach of a procession carrying the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: A procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: Los Angeles Fire Department Task Force 12 firefighters salute as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: A procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - DECEMBER 17: A woman faces Los Angeles Fire Department Task Force 12 firefighters who salute as a procession carries the body of Cory Iverson, 32, a fire engineer for Cal Fire San Diego who died fighting the Thomas Fire, from Ventura to San Diego on December 17, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Thomas Fire is now the third largest California wildfire since records began in 1932. It has grown to 420 square miles and destroyed more than 1,000 structures since it began on December 4. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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"We are humbled by the outpouring of support along the route from the public and from our public safety partners," Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott said in a tweet.

Iverson died Thursday of thermal injuries and smoke inhalation, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office.

He was engaged in fire suppression efforts on the eastern flank of the Thomas Fire, which on Sunday has burned more than 270,000 acres — roughly 422 square miles — in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Iverson joined Cal Fire in 2009.

"He was the best fireman you could hope to have on your team," Cal Fire spokesman Jon Heggie told the Los Angeles Times.

Iverson left behind a 2-year-old daughter and a wife, Ashley, who's expecting their second child this spring.

GoFundMe page for the family, started by a friend and coworker of Ashley Iverson, has raised nearly $400,000 as of Sunday evening.

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Thomas wildfire burns above Bella Vista Drive near Romero Canyon in this social media photo by Santa Barbara County Fire Department in Montecito, California, U.S. December 12, 2017. Courtesy Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Fire fighters attack the Thomas Fire?s north flank with backfires as they continue to fight a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, near Ojai , California, U.S., December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A firefighter is working on extinguishing the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire, in Bonsall, California, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Firefighters work at the top of a hill as the Lilac Fire burns through Bonsall, California, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Firefighters battle to save one of many homes burning in an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Fire engulfs horse stables after an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire in Bonsall, California, U.S., December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A horse which was left behind after an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, is seen in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Burned up trees glow red in the dark after an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Firefighters battle flames from a Santa Ana wind-driven brush fire called the Thomas Fire in Santa Paula, California, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
Area residents walk through a neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
An aerial shows damage caused by wildfires in Santa Rosa, California, U.S October 11, 2017. Picture taken October 11, 2017. REUTERS/DroneBase
A wildfire is shown from the air near Atlas Road during an operation to rescue people trapped by wildfire in Napa, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. Photo taken October 9, 2017. Courtesy California Highway Patrol/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY
The Canyon Fire burns hillsides in Corona, California, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot
The Canyon Fire burns hillsides above houses in Corona, California, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot
Firefighters watch a helicopter make a water drop on a wildfire burning behind the Getty Center in Mandeville Canyon in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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