Chief Michael J. Fahy, 44, quickly climbed the ranks of the Fire Department, only to become the 1,145th firefighter to die in the line of duty.
The beloved battalion chief who died Tuesday after a Bronx residence exploded was a second-generation firefighter and father of three.
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.
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...
Michael Fahy, a "rising star" in the New York Fire Department, was killed by falling debris responding to an explosion at a possible marijuana grow house