Lyon receives $5 million as part of the agreement A lawsuit over the 2015 Twisp River Fire was settled just before arguments were scheduled in Washington Supreme Court, awarding $5 million to firefighter Daniel Lyon, who was severely burned in the blaze. The settlement also resolved claims by federal and state agencies for fire-suppression costs […]
New report cites factors leading to Twisp River Fire tragedy
A newly released report on the Twisp River Fire of 2015 doesn’t isolate any single cause of the deadly entrapment, but concludes that several factors contributed to the tragedy.
Those include a firefighting culture that …
Forest Service, community honor fallen firefighters
Firefighters, U.S. Forest Service staff and community members had an opportunity for personal and shared reflection about the lived legacy of Tom Zbyszewski, Rick Wheeler and Andrew Zajac, the three firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire one year ago.
The U.S. Forest Service held a formal tribute on the one-year anniversary of the firefighters’ deaths that also …
Firefighter Daniel Lyon stops in Methow on way home to Montana
Visits scene of fatal fire to pay respects By Marcy Stamper Daniel Lyon, the firefighter who was severely burned in the Twisp River Fire, arrived back home in Montana after three months of intensive treatment at a burn unit, plus a stop in the Methow Valley for an informal gathering with firefighters and other supporters. […]
Firefighter Daniel Lyon doing well in rehab
After two months in intensive care and 10 skin grafts, firefighter Daniel Lyon has reached a significant milestone — he has been moved to a rehab unit where he is resuming some normal activities, including walking unaided and even …