Diane Jones


On Monday, August 31, 2020, Firefighter Diane Jones, who worked for a private company during the wildland fire season, KL Farms/Fire LLC, was battling the wildfires in the Mendocino National Forest in California, when she was involved in a vehicle crash, along with two other firefighters.  Firefighter Jones was repositioning the engine when it backed over an embankment and into a fire.  She passed away from the injuries she sustained in the accident.  One of the two other firefighters is being treated for injuries sustained in the crash, while the third firefighter was uninjured.  Firefighter Diane Jones was a volunteer firefighter for the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department in Cresson, Texas.  Her son, Captain Ian Shelly, also a member of the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department, was fighting the wildfires in the Mendocino National Forest as well.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

KL Farms/Fire LLC
67918 Hunter Road
Summerville, Oregon 97876

Chief: Linda and Rick Gordon, Owners

Age: 63
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Contract
Incident date: August 31, 2020
Date of death: August 31, 2020
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

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