Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Police & Fire

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

  • Firefighters-Killed-81

    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.

    <The Blade
    Buy This Image

  • Stephen-Machcinski-left-and-James-Dickman-jpg
Stephen-Machcinski-left-and-James-Dickman-jpg

Stephen Machcinski, left, and James Dickman.

Enlarge

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.

RELATED LINK: 'Last alarm' service for fallen Toledo firefighters to be Thursday

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.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…