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IDABEL, OK -- After a second day of discussions, a McCurtain County fire chief who demanded reinstatement to his job had his appeal denied.

Former Idabel fire chief Andrew Young was joined by a lawyer to plead his case on Friday night after mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas fired him in December.

Council members including Young's brother talked for two more hours Saturday morning, but Young says they rejected his appeal.

Young reportedly faced claims of embezzlement at the fire department, but he has not been charged with any crime.