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Firefighters from Ladder 15 and Engine 33 during a Boston Fire Department flag raising ceremony in honor of fallen firefighters Michael R. Kennedy and Lt. Edward J. Walsh. (AP/Stephan Savoia)
Firefighters from Ladder 15 and Engine 33 during a Boston Fire Department flag raising ceremony in honor of fallen firefighters Michael R. Kennedy and Lt. Edward J. Walsh. (AP/Stephan Savoia)
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They're coming from New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles and from as far away as Australia. Firefighters are arriving in Boston to pay their respects to two Boston fireman who died last week battling a 9-alarm blaze in the Back Bay.

Funerals are planned for Wednesday and Thursday for Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy. Today, hundreds of people are lining up at a wake in Watertown to remember the 43-year-old Walsh, who came from a family of firefighters.

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Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets at @Lepiarz.

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WBUR: Firehouse Memorial Grows After Back Bay Blaze

  • "While investigators try to determine what caused the nine-alarm fire that ripped through a brownstone in the Back Bay Wednesday afternoon, Boston is mourning the loss of two firefighters killed in the blaze."

The Boston Globe: Rites For Boston Firemen Will Draw Global Outpouring

  • "An estimated 10,000 firefighters from across the country and as far away as Australia are pouring into the region to take part in two days of mourning for two Boston firefighters killed last week."

This segment aired on April 1, 2014.

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