2 firefighters die, 12 hurt in West Roxbury blaze
Responders trapped as flames engulf West Roxbury restaurant, spread to adjacent businesses
By John C. Drake and Donovan Slack, Globe Staff August 30, 2007
Two Boston firefighters were killed and at least 12 others were injured Wednesday night as flames rushed through a restaurant in West Roxbury, collapsing the roof and trapping crews inside, public safety officials said.
The two veteran firefighters who died, Paul J. Cahill, 55, of Scituate and Warren J. Payne, 53, of Canton, were identified by the officials and a firefighter on the scene. They were the first deaths of firefighters in a fire since 1994.
Cahill and Payne both were assigned to the West Roxbury fire house on Centre Street, headquarters of Engine 30, Ladder 25.
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Guess it's off to Mass for me. If you would like to do something, go here. The flowers people leave at the scene of an incident such as this are nice and all. However, if you really want to do something concrete, help the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
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