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Residents react to the deaths of two firefighters from iconic Boston firehouse

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 01:07

March 27 - Residents of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston learn that two of its firefighters were killed in a nine-alarm blaze. Mana Rabiee reports.

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The flag is at half staff outside Boston's Engine Company 33. Residents of the Back Bay neighborhood learned that two of its firefighters were killed in a nine-alarm blaze on Wednesday. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED BOSTON RESIDENT SAYING: "I was having lunch and I heard all the sirens and everyone saw the smoke so we went down there." They're laying flowers, a simple memorial to the lives lost. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED BOSTON RESIDENT SAYING: "I've got some relatives in the fire department, so pay some respects." A moment of silence Wednesday night from dozens of members of the International Association of Firefighters. They just happened to be in town for a conference... SOUNDBITE: RESIDENT ANNIE CHANDLER SAYING: "Our hearts go out to them and we thanks them for everything they do." And later, a solemn escort to the morgue for the body of Lt. Edward Walsh. The married father of three young children was with the Boston Fire Department for nearly a decade. Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who also perished in the blaze, was a Marine veteran and had been with Department six years. Eighteen other firefighters are still being treated for their injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Residents react to the deaths of two firefighters from iconic Boston firehouse

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 01:07