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The Boston fire

April 4, 2014: Investigators say a spark from a welding operation caused the fire that took the lives of two Boston firefighters on March 26.

NFPA report: Home and Non-Home Fires Involving Torches, Burners and Soldering Equipment

Free access: NFPA 51B: Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work

NFPA report: Firefighter Fatalities in the United States

Strong winds challenged Boston firefighters during deadly blaze. Fire Protection Research Foundation report: Fire Fighting Tactics Under Wind Driven Conditions

More on this fire from the NFPA Today blog.

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