An FDNY battalion chief was killed and several others – including seven police officers — were injured when a drug lab inside a Bronx house exploded early Tuesday, officials and sources said.
Firefighters responded to the house at 300 W. 234th Street near the corner of Tibbett Avenue in Kingsbridge after someone in the neighborhood reported what they thought was a gas leak around 6:20 a.m. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––
But when firefighters entered the house, they found what appeared to be a homemade drug laboratory and immediately requested police.
The explosion occurred around 7:30 a.m. as cops and firefighters were walking in and out of the home after evacuating it.
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