Boston Fire Department mourns loss of 2 firefighters

BOSTON

Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald says he isn't sure exactly how many firefighters remain in the hospital. Thirteen were taken for treatment Wednesday. Some were admitted for burns, heat exhaustion and other injuries.

MacDonald says nothing has been ruled out regarding the cause of the fire, but officials know strong winds made it much more difficult to fight.

Lt. Edward J. Walsh and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy sent out a mayday call from the basement of the brownstone, indicating something extraordinary happened that trapped them there.

The fire union will work with their families on funeral plans.

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