http://www.wlwt.com/news/15790697/detail.html COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two firefighters were killed Friday morning while battling a Colerain Township house fire. An alarm notified firefighters of the blaze at a home in the 5700 block of Squirrels Nest Court around 6:10 a.m., and authorities said the homeowner called shortly afterward. Firefighters found heavy fire when they arrived, and two members of the first arriving Colerain Township fire crew went inside to search for occupants and discover the source of the flames The entry crew lost radio contact with the department command shortly after they entered the house, and authorities said firefighters issued a second alarm and called for assistance from nearby Fairfield. Firefighters discovered a fire hose inside the home without anyone near it, and authorities said the bodies of two firefighters were discovered in the basement around 7:10 a.m. Officials identified the firefighters as Capt. Robin Broxterman, 37, a 17-year veteran who was the first woman in department history to attain the rank of captain, and Brian Schira, 29, who joined the department in November after serving as a Delhi Township firefighter. Broxterman is survived by two daughters, 10-year-old Sierra and 8-year-old Courtney, a fiancé who is a Green Township firefighter and her parents, and Schira is survived by his parents and two brothers. Both of Broxterman's parents had previously been Green Township firefighters. Department spokesman Capt. Steve Conn said that the home's floor collapsed, sending both firefighters into the basement, and they both were covered in rubble when they were discovered. Their bodies were removed from the wreckage and taken to waiting ambulances, and Conn said the last time Colerain Township firefighters died in the line of duty was 1977. Two residents escaped without injury before firefighters arrived, authorities said. The cause of the fire and the structural collapse each remain under investigation. Donations to help pay for funeral costs can be made to any Kemba Credit Union or Greater Cincinnati Firefighters Credit Union office, and also at the Colerain Township or Delhi Township fire departments. Contributions can be sent in care of the Colerain Township Firefighters Memorial Fund to Kemba Credit Union, PO Box 14090, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45050.