Deadly house explosion in the Bronx

An explosion at a home in the Bronx, New York killed the highest ranking firefighter since the September 11 attacks. [12 photos total]

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A New York City firefighter walks through debris after an explosion ripped through a home in the Bronx, New York September 27, 2016. An explosion at a home in the New York City borough 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.New York City Mayor's Office/Handout via Reuters #
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A New York Police Department officer looks at the blood on the ground where medical aid was rendered to a victim at the scene. 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. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Investigators stand near a home that was destroyed by an explosion. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Debris of a home that was destroyed by an explosion. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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FDNY Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy, who died in the explosion, is seen in an undated picture released by the New York City Fire Department. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Fahy, whose father was a fire battalion chief with the city and a contemporary of Nigro's, leaves behind three children, ages 6, 8 and 11.New York City Fire Department/Handout via Reuters #
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A man stands on a roof and takes photos of a home that was destroyed. The blast just after 7 a.m. EDT also injured 20 people, including nine firefighters and six police officers, many of whom were transported to the hospital, fire officials said. Their conditions were not immediately disclosed, and investigators have not determined the cause of the blast. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Officials walk into the home next door of a home that was destroyed by an explosion. Without elaborating, Police Commissioner James O'Neill said detectives were investigating reports of a marijuana "grow home" in the area. Firefighters investigated reports of a possible gas leak in the area for about an hour before the explosion tore the roof off the two-story home, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Investigators stand amidst debris of a home that was destroyed by an explosion. Michael Fahy was directing operations, including evacuating nearby buildings, when he was struck in the head and elsewhere by the debris, the commissioner said. Police rushed the battalion chief to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. All of the victims were injured while in the street, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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A New York Fire Department official stands guard near a home that was destroyed by an explosion. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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People stand in an alley near a home that was destroyed by an explosion. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Bystanders stand near a home that was destroyed by an explosion. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An investigator stands amidst debris of a home that was destroyed by an explosion. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #

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