Man Arrested In Connection To Bronx Home Explosion That Killed FDNY Chief

A New York City fire battalion chief dies after being struck by debris from a gas explosion at a possible marijuana grow house in Bronx.

Michael Fahy, 44, was a 17 year veteran of FDNY. A passerby reported a smell of gas near a two-story home in the Kingsbridge Neighborhood just before 6:30 Tuesday morning. Fahy was directing operations from the street when the roof blew off. Debris struck him in the head and body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. At least a dozen other people, including police officers and other firefighters, were injured in the explosion.

Fahy leaves behind a wife and three young children. The last time an FDNY firefighter died in the line of duty was in 2014. Officials are looking into whether chemicals found inside the house could have contributed to the explosion.