Suit Filed Against Welders for Fire That Killed 2 Boston Firefighters

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Owners of the building where the fire that killed two Boston Firefighters – including a Watertown native – are suing the company that was doing welding on the site.

The nine-alarm fire in the Back Bay killed two firefighters – Lt. Edward Walsh, who grew up in Watertown, and Firefighter Michael Kennedy – and injured many more.

The suit was filed by an attorney for the estate of Michael J. Callahan which owns 298 Beacon St., targets the owners of 296 Beacon St., Oliver Realty LP; welding company D & J Iron Works of Malden; and company owner Guiseppe Falcone. The suit claims that the welders did not take proper precautions to prevent a fire and did not get a permit to do the work, according to a story on WCVB’s website (click here to see more).

A witness said in an affidavit that he went to the area when he got report of the fire and that he saw welders packing up their truck and leaving the scene, according to a report in the Boston Herald. (See the whole report here).

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