You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Ohio

  • Pregnant woman, 3 others fatally shot
    CLEVELAND – A pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed along with three other people in a shooting at a Cleveland home, police said Saturday.
  • Judge dismisses 2nd man charged in 1975 slaying
    CLEVELAND – A judge has dismissed the case against a second man nearly 40 years after he and two others were convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying.
  • Prosecutors drop charges for 3 men 40 years later
    CLEVELAND – There is a possibility that three men, two brothers and their best friend, could be reunited nearly 40 years after they were sentenced to death for a 1975 slaying they say they did not commit.
Advertisement
Associated Press
Toledo firefighters battle a blaze Sunday, at 528 Magnolia, a six unit apartment building in Toledo. Two firefighters battling the blaze at the apartment complex near downtown Toledo were killed, city officials said. The firefighters were attacking the blaze around 3:30 p.m. in a six-unit apartment building on Magnolia Street near the Huron Market when they became disoriented, a battalion chief told WTOL-TV.

2 Toledo firefighters killed in building fire

TOLEDO, Ohio – Two firefighters battling a blaze at an apartment complex near downtown Toledo were killed on Sunday, city officials said.

Two firefighter fatalities were reported to the Lucas County coroner’s office Sunday, deputy coroner Dr. Maneesha Pandey told the Toledo Blade (http://bit.ly/MhoXVx ).

Pandey said autopsies are scheduled for Monday and that the names of the victims aren’t being released pending family notification and identification. The fire department was expected to hold a news conference Sunday night to release more details on the fatal blaze.

The firefighters were attacking the blaze around 3:30 p.m. in a six-unit apartment building on Magnolia Street near the Huron Market when they became disoriented, a battalion chief told WTOL-TV.

The firefighters were taken on stretchers to Mercy St .Vincent Medical Center, and a large crowd of Toledo Fire Department personnel gathered.

“Everyone is just numb right now,” Dan Desmond, vice president of Toledo Firefighters Local 92, told the Blade.

Ray Abou, the building’s owner, told the Blade that there were seven tenants in six apartments in the building and all are believed to be OK. One tenant told him that her pit bull puppy wasn’t able to flee the fire.

Advertisement