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      Local firefighters react to Boston fatal fire

      The fire killed 2 Boston firefighters and injured 13 others.
      Firefighters across our area are mourning the loss of two Boston firefighters who were killed Wednesday.

      New Bedford firefighters were on the scene of a house fire not long after hearing that two Boston firefighters had died.

      "We feel it all the way down here as well," Lt. Steve Peixoto told NBC10.{} "Our hearts and our prayers and our thoughts go out to our brothers in Boston on a tragic day like today."

      The deadly Boston fire was fueled by a fierce wind.{} The wind was an issue at the New Bedford fire, too.{} It's just one of many dangers firefighters could face when they leave the station for a call.

      Peixoto said, "It's always in the back of your mind, but generally you don't think about it.{} You have a job to do and you just do it.{} Say your prayers every day in the morning and do what you{} have to do."

      A similar response from Providence firefighters union president Paul Doughty.{} "It's always in the back of your mind, but it can almost paralyze you if you focus on it too much.{} You think about it but you put it where it belongs and you try to get the job done.{} That's what those guys did today."

      Doughty says there's a bond between the Providence and Boston departments.{} "There's a lot of camaraderie.{} There's events that we travel to with them together.{} So there's a lot of friends up there.{} And we do the same work.{} So it strikes home.{} We just think about the families and everyone that's affected from a tragedy like this."

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