Building Where Two Firefighters Died Sold for $6.5 Million

epa04142377 A handout picture provided by the Boston Globe shows Boston Fire Department firefighters fighting a nine alarm fire that broke out in a building at 298 Beacon Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 26 March 2014. Two firefighters were killed fighting the fire and a total of eighteen people were transported to the hospital. EPA/ESSDRAS SUAREZ / THE BOSTON GLOBE / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: THE BOSTON GLOBE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
In March, a fire at the 298 Beacon St. building killed two firefighters.
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The Back Bay apartment building where a nine-alarm fire killed two Boston firefighters earlier this year was sold for $6.5 million today, according to Boston Business Journal.

298 Beacon St. was the site of a raging fire that took the lives of Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy back in March. According to officials, winds from the Charles River fanned flames and trapped the firefighters in the basement of the apartment building. More than a dozen other firefighters were injured as well.

Police Commissioner William Evans said he was “confident” the fire was started unintentionally, and the investigation has focused on a stray spark from the welding company working on the apartment next door. The owner of the building, the estate of Michael Callahan, filed suit against that welding company in April, alleging that the company failed to have proper safety precautions in place.

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The five-story apartment building, now just a shell, was listed for $6.25 million in late May. Property records show that the buyer was an entity that goes by Hexagon LLC 298.