BOSTON (CBS) – Wednesday was a tough day for the Boston Fire Department, as two of their own paid the ultimate price battling the nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street.
Lieutenant Ed Walsh was 43 years old and lived in West Roxbury with his wife and three children under the age of ten.READ MORE: Wellfleet Police Investigating Fatal Crash
Firefighter Michael Kennedy was 33 years old, and was a Marine Corps veteran who lived in Hyde Park.READ MORE: Reports: Tom Brady 'Non-Committal' On Future, 'Possible' He Retires After Season
“It’s a sad day for us, and for the city of Boston, and our hearts go out to the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and it’s just a tragic day,” said Boston Fire Commissioner John Hasson.
“We lost two heroes here today,” said Mayor Marty Walsh. “These two heroes ran into a burning building and got people out of the building.”MORE NEWS: Jimmy Garoppolo's 49ers Shock Aaron Rodgers' Packers To Earn Spot In NFC Title Game
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