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      Crime scene preserved in Toledo fallen firefighters arson case

      Pvt. Stephen Machcinski and Pvt. James Dickman died Sunday, January 26, while trying to put out the fire at 528 Magnolia Street.

      Toledo property owner Ray Abou-Arab was not present in court Wednesday as his lawyers petitioned a Toledo Municipal judge to keep the crime scene where two firefighters were killed under watch.

      The defense is working to gather more evidence in the case against Abou-Arab. The 61-year-old was charged with two counts of arson and aggravated murder after two Toledo firefighters were killed fighting a blaze at an apartment building he owned. Pvt. Stephen Machcinski and Pvt. James Dickman died Sunday, January 26, while trying to put out the fire at 528 Magnolia Street.

      Abou-Arab's defense attorney asked that the crime scene be kept under watch until the end of the week.VIEW: Local stories on fallen firefighters Abou-Arab is currently being held in Lucas County Jail on $5 million bond. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 10.