Update: Boston FD Lt. Walsh and FF Kennedy Killed in 9 Alarm Brownstone Fire

Updated: Fallen Firefighters Identified

Lt. Edward J. Walsh Jr., 43, 9.5 years on the job. Married with 2 boys and a girl (all under 10). Lived in West Roxbury and the son of a Watertown Firefighter.

Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, 6.5 years on the job. USMC veteran. Assigned to Ladder 15. Lived in Hyde Park.

Source: Boston Fire on Twitter – @BostonFire

Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh (Photos from Facebook/City of Boston)

Firefighter Michael Kennedy (left) and Lt. Ed Walsh (right) -Photos from Facebook/City of Boston

Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Ed Walsh (Photos from Facebook/City of Boston)

Update: Two Firefighters Reported Killed in Fire


A 9-alarm fire on Beacon Street has claimed the lives of two firefighters.

The multi-alarm fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. at 298 Beacon Street. Several mayday calls were made.

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Boston firefighters are on the scene of a 4 story Brownstone burning in the Back Bay neighborhood. The fire has reached 9 alarms. Firefighters transmitted maydays earlier, and 5 firefighters have been injured in the fire.

WCVB.com is reporting that one of the injured firefighters was in cardiac arrest and being treated by EMS when he was transported from the scene after being trapped in the basement.


Boston firefighters are currently battling a nine alarm fire in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Boston Fire officials say that they were called out to 298 Beacon Street around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived, they found fire throughout a four-story brownstone building.

The department notes that the fire appears to have started in the basement. By about 3:40 p.m., they say that the fire has gone through the roof.

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Firefighters are battling a huge, nine-alarm fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

The building on fire is a four-story brownstone, according to the Boston Fire Department. The fire reportedly started in the basement.


At least five firefighters have been injured in a nine-alarm fire in the 200 block of Beacon Street in the Back Bay.

Firefighters responded at 2:43 p.m. to the building, a 4-story brick brownstone, where a fire extended upward from the basement.

Nick Martin, a Boston EMS spokesman, said two firefighters had been transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while three others were being evaluated at the scene. It wasn’t clear whether other firefighters might also be injured.


Boston EMS reported two firefighters have been rescued in addition but that one jake remains unaccounted for. The fire started in the basement shortly before 3 p.m. and moved up the building, Boston Fire reports.

Firefighters were being ordered out of the building due to the intense conditions. The multi-family dwelling at 298 Beacon St. overlooks Storrow Drive and the Charles River.

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