More details about the August 31, 2020 fatality on the Mendocino National Forest

Diane Jones fatality firefighter California

The U.S. Fire Administration released a notice about the August 31 death of Diane Jones on the Mendocino National Forest. She was repositioning an engine when it backed over an embankment into a fire.

The firefighters were working on the Tatham Fire, part of the August Complex of fires southwest of Red Bluff, when the vehicle accident occurred.

May she rest in peace.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “More details about the August 31, 2020 fatality on the Mendocino National Forest”

  1. I think Marilyn has already summed things up beautifully here and that is simply how we all feel right now about this loss of such a unique fire fighter.
    I personally can’t find words right now to express how I feel.
    Rest in peace Diane, you’re a such a rare unselfish human being that deserves all the gold stars and stripes of bravery & honor and valor there are for the work you’ve done as a professional fire fighting first responder.
    Many Blessings to you and your family.


  2. My condolences to the family of Ms Diane Jones. How thankful I am that people like her at age 63 are committed to helping our country fight these horrific fires. I am humbled by her devotion. May the family find peace in knowing Ms Jones sacrificed her life for our country. I will keep them all in my prayers. May she rest in peace.


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