2 Pa. firefighters dead, 2 injured in building collapse
Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony died after being transported to the hospital
YORK, Pa. — A section of a four-story building that once housed a piano factory in York, Pennsylvania, collapsed a day after a fire, killing two firefighters and injuring two others.
York Mayor Michael Helfrich said in a statement Thursday that firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony died after being transported to York Hospital. Helfrich said Assistant Chief Greg Altland and firefighter Erik Swanson were in stable condition and being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
York officials say part of the fell on the firefighters as they were looking for hot spots and the cause of a fire that broke out Wednesday. The Weaver Organ and Piano factory was being converted into residential units.
York is about 100 miles (about 160 kilometers) west of Philadelphia.
#BREAKING York Mayor Helfrich says 29 y/o Zachary Anthony and 50 y/o Ivan Flanscha-- both with @YorkCityFire have died following fire/collapse of the Weaver building. Thank you gentleman, for your service. pic.twitter.com/w0EqAfSjJB— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) March 23, 2018
We offer our deepest sympathy to the families of Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony of @YorkCityFire and the family of Firefighter Michael Davidson of @FDNY #LODD #WeMustNeverForget pic.twitter.com/fSQIZwnVJk— SC Firefighters Assc (@scfirefighters) March 23, 2018
Remembering York firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony -- who were killed in the line of duty when part of the Weaver Organ and Piano factory building collapsed on them and two other firefighters.https://t.co/7fLnopuk7j pic.twitter.com/KgtkZm557R— WITF news (@witfnews) March 23, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Firefighter Zachary Anthony, Firefighter Ivan Flanscha and the members of the City of York Fire Department. pic.twitter.com/atlvtM8TP9— Pennsauken Fire (@PennsaukenFire) March 23, 2018