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Coroner: Firefighters died of thermal burns, exposure to carbon monoxide

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    Toledo firefighters battle a blaze Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at 528 Magnolia, a six unit apartment building in Toledo. Two firefighters battling the blaze at the apartment complex near downtown Toledo were killed.

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    Stephen Machcinski, left, and James Dickman.


Stephen Machcinski, left, and James Dickman.


The Toledo firefighters who died after fighting a fire in North Toledo died of thermal burns and exposure to carbon monoxide, an autopsy showed.

Stephen Machcinski, 41, and James Dickman, 31, were fighting a two-story apartment fire at 528 Magnolia St. on Sunday afternoon when they became lost.

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The two were eventually pulled from the burning building by their fellow firefighters and taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.

The autopsies were performed on Monday by Lucas County Deputy Coroner Dr. Cynthia Beisser.

Toxicology results are pending.

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