A 17-year veteran FDNY Battalion Chief was killed on September 27, 2016, after an explosion sent parts of a home’s roof raining down onto firefighters, police officers and utility workers. Battalion Chief Michael Fahy was in command of a possible gas leak outside a two-story residence in the Bronx when the home exploded and he was struck by debris. Twenty others were treated at hospitals for injuries that were not life-threatening: nine firefighters, six police officers, three gas utility workers and two civilians, according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. Police Commissioner James O’Neill said his department had recently initiated an investigation into a possible “marijuana grow house” on the block where the explosion occurred.
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