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Family, doctor say injured firefighter making slow progress, not out of danger yet

  • Daniel and Barbara Lyon, parents of injured firefighter Daniel Lyon, smile during a brief light-hearted moment as they speak with members of the media at a news conference about their son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Daniel and Barbara Lyon, parents of injured firefighter Daniel Lyon, smile during a brief light-hearted moment as they speak with members of the media at a news conference about their son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dr. Tam Pham, left, speaks as Daniel and Barbara Lyon, parents of injured firefighter also named Daniel Lyon, listen at a news conference about their son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Dr. Tam Pham, left, speaks as Daniel and Barbara Lyon, parents of injured firefighter also named Daniel Lyon, listen at a news conference about their son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Daniel Lyon, father of injured firefighter also named Daniel Lyon, wears a shirt honoring firefighters who were killed or injured along with his son, at a news conference about his son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Daniel Lyon, father of injured firefighter also named Daniel Lyon, wears a shirt honoring firefighters who were killed or injured along with his son, at a news conference about his son's recovery Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The younger Daniel Lyon, who was injured in a wildfire Aug. 19 near Twisp, Wash., that killed three firefighters, has undergone multiple surgeries and more are planned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

The firefighter severely injured in a Washington wildfire flare-up that killed three of his comrades is making progress, but he's not out of danger yet.

His doctor and parents said at a news conference in Seattle on Tuesday that Daniel Lyon is responding well to his treatment. But the 25-year-old is in constant pain from the treatment of burns he suffered over 60 percent of his body on Aug. 19 and infections are a constant worry for burn victims.

Dr. Tom Pham predicted Lyon would spend at least another two months in the hospital healing from skin grafts and training his body to move again. Pham says he expects Lyon to have a full recovery and return to work and life.

Daniel and Barbara Lyon say their son is just starting to regain his sense of humor and really appreciates the messages they read to him from people around the state and the nation.