Report: Autopsies Find Alcohol, Cocaine in Systems of Boston Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Autopsies of two firefighters, killed in a Boston restaurant fire in August, found trace amounts of cocaine in one of the men and an alcohol level past the legal limit in the other, sources told the Boston Globe.

Paul Cahill, 55, and Warren Payne, 53, died Aug. 29 in a fire, which injured 10 others, at the Tai-Ho Mandarin and Cantonese restaurant. The men were part of the first unit to respond to the blaze.

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A government official who had been briefed on the Massachusetts medical examiner's findings said that Cahill had a blood-alcohol level of .27, the paper reported. The state's limit for determining drunk driving is .08.

The official, who spoke to the Globe on the condition of anonymity, said Payne had cocaine in his system.

A second official confirmed the findings, the paper said.