Boots Saved Twisp River Fire Survivor’s Feet

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Daniel Lyon

TWISP, WA.-Daniel Lyon, survivor of the 2015 Twisp River fire, has fully recovered from the burns suffered when he and three of his crew members were trapped in a firestorm. He was the lone survivor of that tragic accident. In this Facebook post Daniel shows the boots he wore that day and shares how effective they were in protecting his feet from being severely burned. . .

Daniel Lyon
Daniel Lyon shows how his boots protected his feet from burns. Photo provided

Daniel said in his post, “For those of you who are firefighters, take my advice and always wear proper gear. One day, it might just save ya. These boots were the difference between my feet being burned off, to not being burned at all.”

Daniel Lyon

Those who were killed were Richard Wheeler, Andrew Zajac and Tom Zbyszewski. All four were riding in a fire engine that crashed after they were blinded by smoke when the fire exploded due to a wind shift change.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.