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Strong winds challenged Boston firefighters during deadly blaze

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Mar 27, 2014

The Boston Fire Department is on the scene of yesterday's deadly blaze in the city's Back Bay neighborhood that killed two on-duty firefighters and injured several others.

An article on Boston.com quotes Boston Fire Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Finn saying that the fast-moving fire may have started in the basement. Firefighters also battled against strong winds which made conditions more difficult.

Related: A 2010 Fire Protection Research Foundation report looked at building ventilation or presence of an external wind during a fire situation that could increase the energy release of a fire and/or the spread of fire gases through a building. Download a free copy of the "Fire Fighting Tactics Under Wind Driven Conditions" report.

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