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

Thursday, Mar 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.

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

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 - 01:07

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