Photo of exhausted Thomas Fire crew goes viral

In the photo, seven firefighters are shown sleeping on the ground nearby a college they battled a blaze to save

By FireRescue1 Staff

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A viral photo depicts the exhaustion of the firefighting crews battling to keep California safe from the Thomas Fire.

KSBY reported that the photo, posted by Michele Newell on Facebook, shows seven firefighters fast asleep on the ground nearby Westmont College, which they helped save from the wildfire.

Newell, whose son Dylan is shown in the photo with his colleagues, said the firefighters had just finished “cutting break above Westmont College baseball fields where Dylan played ball fall of 2015.”


My last Thomas Fire fireman post - He's "completed" 🙌🏻 A little over two weeks ago Dylan texted me that Ventura had a...

Posted by Michele Newell on Monday, December 18, 2017


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