Ivan Flanscha, Firefighter

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Firefighter Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony were killed from a collapse at the scene of a multi-alarm fire that began the previous day. Fire crews were still on-scene putting out hot spots that were flaring up nearly twenty-four hours later. Firefighters Anthony and Flanscha were transported to the hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. Two other firefighters injured in the collapse are reported to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Prior to the fire breaking out, the 150 year old multi-story structure, known as the Weaver Organ and Piano building, was being renovated into apartments. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: 410 Walnut St, York, PA 17403 (U.S. National Grid: 18S UK 5312 2556)

Department information

York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services
43 South Duke Street
U.S. National Grid: 18S UK 5266 2496
York, Pennsylvania 17041

Chief: David P. Michaels

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 50
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 21, 2018 17:00
Date of death: March 22, 2018
Cause of death: Collapse
Nature of death: Crushed
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire