Moment of silence held on deadly Boston fire’s anniversary

A moment of silence was held at 2:30pm Thursday

The back side of the Beacon Street brownstone the day after a fatal fire in Boston, MA., Photo Credit: MGN Online/WBZ-TV, Photo Date: March 27, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Boston firefighters observed a moment of silence to remember two colleagues killed a year ago in a wind-swept fire in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Thirty-three-year-old firefighter Michael Kennedy and 43-year-old Lt. Edward Walsh died on March 26, 2014 after getting trapped in the basement of a burning brownstone apartment building.

The moment of silence was held at the site of the fire at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the blaze. People also stopped by the fallen firefighters’ firehouse to drop off food and flowers.

Kennedy and Walsh were honored in a ceremony at their firehouse Sunday. Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled memorial plaques bearing the firefighters’ names at the Back Bay station of Engine 33/Ladder 15.

Investigators said welding sparks in high winds caused the fire.

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