Who Are Zachary Anthony, Ivan Flanscha? York City Firefighters Killed On Duty

Two firefighters died Thursday when the wall of Weaver Organ and Piano building in York, Pennsylvania, collapsed. The coroner identified the men as Zachary Anthony, 29, and Ivan Flanscha, 50.

The York firefighters were trying to put out the hotspots on the burning building on North Broad and Walnut Streets at 4 p.m. EDT when a chunk of the factory collapsed and four men were trapped underneath the debris.

They were rescued and rushed to the York Hospital, where two of them were pronounced dead.

“We are terribly saddened for the loss suffered by the family, friends, and fellow firefighters of Ivan and Zachary. This marks a tragic day in York’s history,” York Mayor Michael Helfrich said, NBC affiliate WGAL reported. “York City Residents will forever be grateful for the years of service that Ivan and Zachary gave to us to protect our lives and families.”

Anthony joined the York City Fire Department in August 2010. A fire official described him as a “fun-loving guy,” and added “he was awesome.”

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