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    Fund set up for donations to families of fallen firefighters

    A fund has been set up to help support the families of the firefighters killed in Wednesday’s Back Bay fire, the Boston mayor’s office announced today.

    Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr., 43, and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy were killed in the blaze that ripped through a four-story brownstone Wednesday afternoon.

    The fund will be set up at the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said.

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    “In difficult times like these, I am so proud to be mayor of a city that comes together to help our neighbors in need,” Walsh said in a statement. “Since yesterday’s tragic events, we’ve experienced an outpouring of support from across the city, state, and country.”

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    He said the fund would create “a focal point” for people’s generosity.

    People can donate to the Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund by visiting the website of the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union.

    People can also donate by mailing checks to the Fund, care of the Boston Firefighter’s Credit Union, 60 Hallet St., Dorchester, MA 02124, the mayor’s office said.