PHOTOS: FDNY Firefighter Killed in Bronx House Explosion – Home Had ‘Drug Lab’ Inside




Sources say a New York City firefighter has been killed on the scene of a gas explosion that rocked the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx this morning.

Fire officials say crews were first called to the scene around 6:22 a.m. at 305 West 234th Street to investigate a report of a gas leak.

According to the NY Post, the two-story private residence had a drug lab inside.

When firefighters entered the house, they found what appeared to be a homemade drug laboratory and immediately requested police, the Post says.

The explosion occurred around 7:30 a.m. as cops and firefighters were walking in and out of the home after evacuating it.

More than 100 firefighters have responded.

Fire officials say there are several other injuries.

The NYPD says four uniformed officers suffered minor injuries.

All were transporterd to area hospitals.

New York City Emergency Management says drivers should expect traffic delays and road closures in the area.

Con Ed crews have also been dispatched to the scene.

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