2 firefighters who died on duty memorialized; state mourns

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2 firefighters who died on duty memorialized; state mourns
Firefighters work the scene of a fire that started Wednesday 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)

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania firefighters who died in the line of duty have been remembered in a service that drew thousands of people.

The event at the York Expo Center on Wednesday honored fallen York firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony.

The men died last week when a large section of a wall at a former piano factory collapsed on them. Two other firefighters were injured.

The memorial included a last-bell ceremony, and “Taps” was played.

Flanscha and Anthony had been looking for hot spots and searching for the cause of an earlier blaze at the factory. They were the 12th and 13th York Fire Department members to die in the line of duty. Their badge numbers are being retired.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says the state mourns their loss.