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Two firefighters dead; more than a dozen injured in blaze

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BOSTON – Two firefighters were killed while fighting a blaze at a townhouse in Boston.

On its Twitter page, Boston Emergency Medical Services said that it had transported 18 patients to area hospitals from the Beacon Street blaze.

150 firefighters and 20-30 fire trucks responded to the scene.

The fire started in the basement of the four story building and burned through the roof.

Firewalls kept the flames from spreading to nearby buildings.