Fall River Firefighter Sends His Condolences To The Fallen Boston Firefighters [AUDIO]
"I’m 50 miles away and it’s just as heart wrenching…"
Thirteen firefighters were injured and two lost their lives yesterday battling the 9-alarm blaze in Boston’s Back Bay. Boston.com reported Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh and Michael R. Kennedy perished when they were trapped in the basement of one of the burning building. Walsh, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene. He leaves behind a wife and three young children. Kennedy, 33 of Hyde park, was transported to Mass General where he was pronounced dead. Both of the firefighters were from the Engine 33, Ladder 15 firehouse less than a mile from the scene.
When these men and women show up to work they never know what to expect and they risk their lives everyday to keep us safe. It is always a very sad day when someone is lost in the line of duty.
Strong winds yesterday did not make fighting this fire any easier and the direct cause of the blaze is still unknown. Deputy Joesph Finn said it was the worst fire he has seen in 30 years.
Local firefighter, Jason Burns, of Fall River called in to the FUN Morning Show to offer his condolences and weighs in on the devastating blaze. “I’m 50 miles away and it’s just as heart wrenching,” said Burns when he talked to us this morning. The Fall River firefighters will be completing in the wing eating contest tonight at White’s of Westport. The contest will benefit the Chilren’s Advocacy Center. To hear what else Firefighter Burns had to say listen here: