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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.
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.
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.