Emergency personnel move an injured firefighter to an ambulance after a wall collapse at the scene of a fire in York, Pa., Thursday, March 22, 2018. York officials said part of the four-story building fell on firefighters as they were looking for hot spots and investigating the cause of the fire that broke out Wednesday at the Weaver Organ and Piano factory. (John A. Pavoncello/York Dispatch via AP)

2 firefighters dead, 2 injured in building collapse

March 23, 2018 - 8:00 am

YORK, Pa. (AP) — 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.

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