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Fund established for families of fallen KCFD firefighters

Kansas City has established a fund to support the families of two firefighters killed battling a blaze Monday night in the Northeast area.

Donations can be made by check, payable to IAFF Local 42, and sent to 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A, Kansas City, Mo., 64133.

Condolences pour in from around the country, and from the Royals

The money will be distributed to the families of Larry J. Leggio, 43, who leaves a wife and mother, and John V. Mesh, 39, who leaves a wife and four daughters, the city announced Tuesday.

Leggio had served 17 years and Mesh served 13 years with the fire department.

Teresa Brown says she screamed for fellow residents to flee the apartment building at Independence and Prospect avenues as fire engulfed the structure on Monday evening.

US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman John E. Ham outlines their plans to investigate fire scene at Independence and Prospect avenues that killed two firefighters Monday evening.

The Star

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