Stillwater, Oklahoma (AP)

An Iowa Tribe volunteer firefighter seriously burned while fighting wildfires during early April near Wellston has been upgraded to good condition, but his family says his road to recovery is a long one.

David Milby, a Stillwater native and the tribe’s fire training officer, was burned over 26 percent of his body April 9 when he and his partner, Jeff Bayhylle, became stuck in a field and couldn’t flee the flames that blew over them and their brush rig. Bayhylle was treated for injuries and released from the hospital later that day.