Yesterday, two Toledo, Ohio Firefighters died as a result of an apartment fire. Stephen Machcinski & James Dickman died in the line of duty; the first LODD’s in Toledo since 1981.
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.
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TOLEDO — The Toledo Fire Department is mourning the loss of two of its own Sunday after a structure fire near downtown Toledo.
The two firefighters were taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center around 3:30 p.m. after battling a blaze at an apartment complex at 528 Magnolia Street, near the Huron Market. They were pulled from the burning building by their fellow firefighters.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins was at the hospital Sunday with members of the fire department, many of whom were still in their full gear.
Audio from the fire is below