NYPD: Drug Lab Explosion In Bronx Home Kills Firefighter, Injures Four Cops

An explosion in a Bronx drug lab killed a firefighter Tuesday morning, sources said.

Emergency responders were called to the home on W. 234th St. near Irwin Ave. for a gas leak at 6:22 a.m., officials said. After they arrived, firefighters discovered a drug lab, sources said.

The house exploded about 7:30 a.m., collapsing its roof and sending smoke billowing over the neighborhood.

“When it exploded, 3 blocks away me and my son were in my apartment and the entire building shook,” Instagram user advocateofwordzw wrote.

An FDNY captain wounded by the blast was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved, sources said.

when it exploded, 3 blocks away me and my son were in my apartment and the entire building shook.

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Four cops were also injured, officials said. They were taken to North Central Bronx Hospital, officials said. Their conditions were not immediately clear.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the blast.

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