Cover Story: Two Boston Firefighters Killed in Windswept Nine-Alarm Blaze

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 26, 2014 – Boston Fire Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy died in a fire that was ignited by welders working next door. The fire occurred in the Back Bay section of the city and required nine alarms to control. The firefighters had made their way to the basement and became trapped, then called a Mayday. Numerous firefighters operating and on their way to assist the two firefighters in the basement were injured when an apparent backdraft blew many of them down the front stairs of the five-story, brownstone-type occupied structure.