Fire Fighters Lost in Toledo Blaze

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Mar 4, 2009
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2 firefighters die battling Toledo blaze

Apartment complex engulfed in North Toledo

Two Toledo firefighters were killed on Sunday while battling an apartment complex fire in North Toledo -- the city’s first firefighter fatalities from an active blaze since 1981.

Stephen A. Machcinski, 42, and James Dickman, 31, died of injuries sustained while fighting a fire at 528 Magnolia St.

Private Machcinski had more than 15 years of service. Private Dickman was appointed to the department in September. His fire class of 51 recruits, sworn in on Sept. 3, has not yet had its graduation ceremony.

Privates Machcinski and Dickman were among the firefighters who went into a six-unit apartment building after a blaze was reported at 2:47 p.m.

Read more at 2 firefighters die battling Toledo blaze - Toledo Blade
Have you hugged a fire fighter today? So sad.

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