MapsReportsWLF LinksMedia ArticlesMultimediaComments

 

Incident Name: Forest fire near Deppe, NC
Date: 4/17/1972
Personnel: James Melville Jones
Age: 56
Agency/Organization: North Carolina Forest Service
Position: firefighter, logistics

Summary: Early on the morning of April 17, 1972, Jimmy Jones died in a forest fire burning across the Pocosin. While moving equipment he became trapped when a wind-shift brought the fire back on him. (from the memorial plaque) If anyone knows more, please let us know.

 

Horizontal line

Maps

Deppe, White Oak, NC

If "the Pocosin" is Pocosin Lakes NWR, this is the general location.

Return to top

Horizontal line

Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • See the plaque in the memorial section.
  • North Carolina, Deaths: possibly James Melvin Jones

Return to top
Horizontal line

Wildlandfire.com Links:

 

 

Return to top

Horizontal line

Media Articles and Reports

If anyone has news a article or more details, please share.

 

Return to top

Horizontal line

Photos, Videos, & Tributes

Memorial located at Located on Forestry Center Circle in Deppe, North Carolina

JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use Google Maps.
However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser.
To view Google Maps, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, and then try again.

Text:
In honor of James Melville Jones

Here, early on the morning of April 17, 1972, Jimmy Jones died in a forest fire burning across the Pocosin. While moving equipment he became trapped when a wind-shift brought the fire back on him.

This marker, erected in the year 2000, by his fellow-firefighters former employees of the Hoerner-Waldorf Corporation and the N.C. Forest Service.

We remember!

 

James Melville Jones Memorial James Melville Jones Memorial

 

Return to top

Contributors to this article:  Mellie

 

WFF Boots & Wreath logo. Please support the Wildland Firefighter Foundation