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Deputies criticize Boston fire chief in letter

They tell Menino that Abraira failed to take command at Marathon bombings

Thirteen deputy chiefs from the Boston Fire Department slammed Fire Chief Steve E. Abraira in a ­recent letter to Mayor Thomas M. Menino, insisting that their boss’s response to the Marathon bombings was inadequate and part of a pattern of shirking responsibility during emergencies.

“You can unequivocally consider this letter a vote of no confidence in Chief Abraira,” the deputy chiefs wrote to Menino in the letter dated April 26.

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