A New York City Firefighter was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday morning. According to authorities, a Bronx battalion chief has been identified as the victim killed in a house explosion. The 17-year veteran and father of three was struck by debris while fighting a fire in the Kingsbridge neighborhood. According to the Fire Commissioner, the man was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Officials say the fire department was responding to a report of a gas leak. Once firefighters arrived, the residence exploded from a possible drug lab in the home. Pictures taken at the scene of the explosion showed debris strewn on the street and covering parked cars and showed most of the house gone. The photos show the house had hollowed-out window panes and only parts of the first floor left.
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