- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Fellow firefighters and regular citizens are paying their respects to two Boston firefighters who died fighting a brownstone blaze.

A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles, condolence notes and even a green Red Sox baseball cap has sprung up outside the Boylston Street home station of Lt. Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy, who died in the Back Bay blaze Wednesday.

Passers-by on Thursday paused on their way to work, some adding to it.

Earl Johnson, a firefighter in the Boston suburb of Somerville, placed flowers at the memorial on Thursday morning before kneeling to pray.

Johnson called Walsh and Kennedy “my brothers” and said he prayed for their families.

The U.S. flag outside the station has been placed at half-staff in honor of the fallen firefighters.

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