Incident Name: Adams Run, near Summersville, South Carolina
Personnel: Gilbert Wiggins
Agency/Organization: Westvaco Pulp & Paper Company, Summerville, Pennsylvania (now Westvaco Corporation since 1969) probably under contract or in mutual aid agreement with some state or federal agency.
Position: dozer operator, firefighter
Summary: Gilbert Wiggins, operating a bulldozer, was entrapped, burned over and died while fighting the Adams Run Fire on April 1, 1985.
East of Adams Run, SC
- Wildlandfire Lessons Learned Incident Database
- US Social Security Death Index: Gilbert Wiggins
- USFA Memorial Database: Gilbert Wiggins
- The USFA Memorial plaque of fallen firefighters for 1985 includes Gilbert Wiggins is honored on the USFA National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, MD. Look for his name under state of South Carolina.
Contributors to this article: GA Peach
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