Staff WriterLA Times, the fire began in the basement of a four-story brownstone and spread from there. Walsh and Kennedy were trapped in the basement of the apartment building where, according to officials, there was an explosion-like backdraft. The raging fire spread quickly, causing first responders and firefighters to pull out of the building. Rich Paris, president of the Boston firefighters union said on Wednesday “people were saved by the actions they did in the fire today,” during a news conference. "That's what we do," he said, "We sacrifice our lives for the citizens of Boston." No civilian deaths caused by the fire have been reported.
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