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2 firefighters killed in Ohio blaze

Posted at 11:42 PM, Jan 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-26 23:42:50-05


(CNN) — Two firefighters died Sunday afternoon after battling a blaze at an apartment building in Toledo, Ohio.

Both suffered serious burns, according to Steve Kahle, an investigator for the Lucas County coroner.

The firefighters were transported to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead within five minutes of each other, he said.

Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld, a spokesman for the Toledo Fire Department, identified those killed as Stephen A. Machcinski, 42 and James A. Dickman, 31.

Machcinski was a 16-year-veteran with the department; Dickman joined last year.

Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

Click here to read more on this developing story from WTOL in Toledo.