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Powerful image of exhausted Thomas Fire crew goes viral

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A photo from the Thomas Fire depicting a rare moment of rest for hard-working firefighters is being widely shared on social media.

The image shows seven firefighters in deep sleep on the ground above Westmont College, an institution they helped save.

Michele Newell posted the photograph by Edgar Sanchez on December 18. It features Michele's son, Dylan, with his fellow firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department, according to several social media posts.

The team was photographed sleeping after cutting line above the Westmont College baseball fields, where Michele says Dylan played baseball a couple years ago before an injury cut his athletic career short.

The college was saved and the image goes to show you, after giving their all on the fire lines, firefighters will rest however they can once their shift is over.

The image has amassed thousands of likes, favorites and shares across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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