We regret to pass on that a Battalion Chief from the FDNY has passed away from his injuries following an early morning explosion at a drug house. Â Our thoughts are with our FDNY brothers and sisters, his family, and all who were injured. More on the story below.
NY Daily News – “An FDNY battalion chief was killed by flying debris when a Bronx drug house explosion tore the roof off the home early Tuesday, injuring another 20 people, authorities said.
Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year fire veteran who followed his father into the department, was mortally injured by the flying debris as he stood outside the two-story home around 7 a.m.
â€œWe had a tragedy today,â€ Mayor de Blasio said in announcing the death. â€œA tragedy has befallen a family, a fire department and our entire city.â€
The blast in the Kingsbridge section came about an hour after a passerby called 911 to report an odor of gas around the home at W. 234th St. and Irwin Ave., authorities said.
The rental property, an attached brick residence, was under investigation as a marijuana grow house, said Police Commissioner James Oâ€™Neill.”
â€œItâ€™s a crime scene, and it will be for a few days to come,â€ said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
Nine firefighters, six police officers, three Con Edison workers and two civilians were injured by the blast that threw pieces of the roof into the street and smoke billowing into the sky.”…Continue Reading Here