Baby dies, parents seriously burned after being trapped in the Cold Springs Fire


A 1-year-old baby was killed and his parents seriously injured after being trapped in the Cold Springs fire in Okanogan County.

The Redmond family was visiting property in the Paxton Canyon area when the fire broke out Sunday evening. They apparently attempted to flee in their pickup but the vehicle was overcome by flames.

They were found along the Columbia River shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning by a Colville Tribal boat.

Their badly burned truck had been found abandoned Tuesday.

Uri Hyland, 1, was dead at the scene and his parents, Jake Hyland, 31, and Jamie Hyland, 26, suffered third-degree burns, said Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley.

Jake and Jamie Hyland were taken by air ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after first being transported to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster.

Because it was too smoky for the helicopter to land in Brewster, then were taken to Pateros for transport to Seattle, Hawley said.

The Okanogan County Search and Rescue Team had been searching for the family since they were reported missing Tuesday.

Family members say the three were visiting a 20-acre parcel they own east of Brewster on Sunday, and were planning to stay the night.

The fire broke out at 9:45 p.m. Sunday evening, and their relatives say they had been unable to contact them ever since.