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Firefighter burned in Silverado fire fought for his life, checks out of treatment at burn center

A firefighter enveloped by flames while battling the Silverado fire east of Irvine in October relearned how to walk and talk after months in treatment and was released from OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to continue his rehabilitation at another facility. Dozens of first-responders and medical staff cheered as Orange County Fire Authority personnel wheeled firefighter Dylan Van Iwaarden, 26, from the doors of OC Burn Center at OC Global Medical Center to an ambulance bound for UCI Medical Center.

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