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.

Firefighter Michael Kennedy was 33 years old, and was a Marine Corps veteran who lived in Hyde Park.

“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.”

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