9 firefighters, 6 officers hurt in NYC explosion

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Indeed, 20 others, including nine firefighters, six police officers, civilians and Con Edison utility workers, were injured in the blast. Authorities say they were responding to a.

The two-story house then exploded. "We feel it deeply today", FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

The younger Fahy, a Yonkers native, first joined the FDNY in 1999 and made his way through the ranks before being promoted to battalion chief in 2012.

Firefighters were called to a home on W. 234th St. near Irwin Ave. on September 27 after receiving a report about a gas leak at around 6:22 a.m. local time, officials said. My profound thanks to the members of FDNY and the NYPD who also attempted to save him. The explosion, which revealed a suspected drug grow house, killed a firefighter.

Fahy was reportedly struck on the head by a falling piece of the collapsing roof as he and other firefighters stood outside the home at 300 W. 234th Street, near the Tibbet Avenue corner.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Fiona, his sons Michael, 11, and Cormac, 6, and his daughter Anna Elisabeth, 8, and the rest of his family". Firefighters notified police after discovering a drug lab in the home before it exploded, according to the Associated Press.

Helicopter images broadcast on local news channels showed that much of the house was destroyed in the explosion.

Investigators were working to determine whether the location was a marijuana grow house, said police Commissioner James O'Neill.

"It's a crime scene, and it will be for a few days to come", Mr. Nigro told reporters.

"I was up this morning getting my daughter ready for school, and I heard a loud [sound] like an explosion", Murphy said.

When she looked out the window, she said, "it was a lot of smoke, a lot of smoke". Twenty injured and one firefighter has lost his life - a 17 year veteran, three children, a Battalion Chief, Michael Fahy.



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