2 firefighters killed in wind-whipped fire a year ago honored in Boston

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BOSTON — Two Boston firefighters killed fighting a wind-whipped fire a year ago have been honored in a ceremony at their firehouse.

Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy died March 26, 2014, when welding sparks caught a Back Bay brownstone on fire. The men were trapped in the basement of the building on Beacon Street.

Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled memorial plaques bearing the firefighters' names at the Back Bay station of Engine 33/Ladder 15.

Firefighters, family, friends and supporters gathered for the ceremony Sunday morning on Boylston Street.

Forty-three-year-old Walsh, the son of a firefighter, left a wife and three young children. Thirty-three-year-old Kennedy, a Marine Corps veteran, was single.

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