Thousands of firefighters from across the country and overseas came to Watertown to pay their final respects to a Boston firefighter who was killed with a colleague in a nine-alarm fire in the Back Bay last week.
Mayor Martin Walsh paid tribute to the two fallen firefighters by raising the Boston Fire Department flag at City Hall Plaza.
Funeral plans for the two Boston firefighters killed in the line of duty this week will be likely announced Friday, officials said.
Dozens of firefighters gathered inside a terminal at Logan Airport Thursday night to wait for family members of a fallen Boston firefighter to arrive.
One of the two Boston firefighters killed in a Wednesday blaze came to the aid of an injured New Hampshire firefighter just three weeks ago.
The body of Firefighter Michael Kennedy was escorted behind his own Ladder 15, seven miles to a West Roxbury funeral home.
Prior to Thursday night’s hockey game at the TD Garden, the Bruins held a moment of silence to pay respect to Boston’s two lost firefighters.
Steve MacDonald, a Boston Fire Department spokesman, told reporters Thursday “nothing has been ruled in or out” and investigators are focusing on the building’s basement and “some kind of extraordinary event” that happened there.
At Mass General Hospital Wednesday night, dozens of Boston firefighters strolled in solemnly by foot – others arrived by bus – to pay their respects to a fallen brother.
A memorial fund has been established to help the families of two Boston firefighters killed on duty Wednesday.