An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday killed a battalion chief, the city's highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, officials said. Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran of the fire department, died after he was struck in the head by building debris sent flying to the street, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters at New York-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital.
It happened after a passerby reported the smell of gas, in an area under investigation as a possible marijuana grow house. Michael Fahy served the department for 17 years and was a father of three.
A firefighter who responded to a report of a gas leak at a home was killed Tuesday morning when the residence exploded shortly after authorities discovered a possible drug lab there, officials... To view the full story, click the ti...
Battalion chief Michael Fahy, a 17-year veteran and father of three, dies in an explosion at a house in the Bronx.
The beloved battalion chief who died Tuesday after a Bronx residence exploded was a second-generation firefighter and father of three.