Firefighter severely burned in Twisp River Fire upgraded to satisfactory condition

SEATTLE -- Daniel Lyon, the firefighter severely burned in Twisp River Fire, is now in satisfactory condition, hospital officials say.

The 25-year-old is has been moved from intensive care to the UW Medicine Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center.

Officials say his major burn surgeries have been completed and he continues to heal and rehabilitate.

Lyon has undergone multiple surgeries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He suffered burns to more than 60-percent of his body.

Road to recovery

Last week, his doctors and parents told Q13 FOX he continues to make big improvements — and is awake and alert.

“It’s really just been recently that he’s come to everything, and I know it’s very hard for him,” said his father Daniel, Sr. “He has some difficult moments with it but he is doing better.”

Doctors say many of his burned areas have already healed completely. His voice is slowly coming back and now sounds like a hoarse whisper.

More than 200 fire departments and police departments have sent patches to Lyon showing their support. His mom is planning to sew the patches into three quilts for the families of the fallen firefighters.

His parents say the first thing he wants to do when he gets back home is to see his dog and eat a steak.