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Nine-alarm Fire In Boston Kills 2 Firefighters, Dozens Injured

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March 27, 2014 AT 4:44 AM
Two firefighters lost their lives responding to a nine-alarm fire at a brick brownstone, in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Joe Finn told reporters, "In 30 years, I've never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly, and create such havoc in such a short period of time." He added, "That fire ... was blowing like a blowtorch out the front." Speaking of the victims, Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said, "These two heroes ran into a burning building...and got people out of the building."