New England News
12:41 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Massachusetts Mourns Two Fallen Firefighters

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor two Boston firemen who died Wednesday in a wind-whipped apartment house blaze.

Black bunting is placed on the Engine 33 firehouse in Boston's Bay Bay neighborhood.
Black bunting is placed on the Engine 33 firehouse in Boston's Bay Bay neighborhood.

   Governor Patrick paid condolences Thursday morning at the fire house where  Lt Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy were stationed.

   "My prayers and thoughts go to the families of those who were lost, the Walsh and Kennedy families. To the colleagues who survived and carry-on, my admiration and my thanks," said Patrick.

   Walsh and Kennedy were trapped in the basement of the four-story building, where the fire apparently started.  13 of their colleagues were injured battling the nine-alarm blaze.