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An FDNY battalion chief has been killed and five other people injured in an explosion and fire at a house in the Bronx after what appeared to be a drug lab was discovered.

It happened inside a two-story private house on West 234th Street in the Kingsbridge section just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year-veteran, died at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Allen Pavilion.

He was evacuating the house at the time and was struck by debris from the explosion.

New York Daily News:

An FDNY battalion chief was killed by flying debris and nine others were injured when a Bronx drug lab exploded Tuesday morning, sources said.

The chief was among the first responders sent to the home after a 7:01 a.m. call to 911 reporting a gas leak in the area around W. 234th St. and Irwin Ave., authorities said.

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The blast in the two-story attached brick home collapsed its roof and sent smoke billowing over the quiet street, with the chief suffering fatal injuries.

He was pronounced dead at NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital, officials said.

A second firefighter, seven police officers and a Con Edison worker were injured by the explosion.

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