Injured firefighter undergoes surgery

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 21, 2015 at 3:21 p.m.

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SEATTLE (AP) — One of the firefighters injured while battling a blaze in north-central Washington underwent his first surgery but remains in critical condition.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, says Daniel Lyon of Puyallup went through a surgery on Friday that sought to remove damaged tissue.

Lyon, a 25-year-old reserve police officer in Milton, was burned over 60 percent of his body during the fast-moving blaze in Twisp, Washington on Wednesday.

Gregg says Lyon remains in the Intensive Care Unit. She says he is unable to speak because he's on a respirator, but is able to respond when his parents and others speak to him.

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