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.