New York

Firefighter dies in NYC house blast after report of gas leak

  • In this frame from video provided by WABC-TV, smoke rises from a house that exploded in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Authorities said firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak right before the house exploded. (WABC-TV via AP)

    In this frame from video provided by WABC-TV, smoke rises from a house that exploded in the Bronx borough of New York on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Authorities said firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak right before the house exploded. (WABC-TV via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by FDNY shows New York City firefighter Michael Fahy, who was killed in a house explosion Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. Authorities said they were responding to a report of a gas leak when the residence exploded and Fahy was struck by debris. (FDNY via AP)

    This photo provided by FDNY shows New York City firefighter Michael Fahy, who was killed in a house explosion Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. Authorities said they were responding to a report of a gas leak when the residence exploded and Fahy was struck by debris. (FDNY via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man watches emergency service personnel work at the scene of a house explosion from a roof, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York.  New York City firefighter Michael Fahy, who responded to a report of a gas leak at the home was killed Tuesday morning when the residence exploded shortly after authorities discovered a possible drug lab there, officials said.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    A man watches emergency service personnel work at the scene of a house explosion from a roof, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. New York City firefighter Michael Fahy, who responded to a report of a gas leak at the home was killed Tuesday morning when the residence exploded shortly after authorities discovered a possible drug lab there, officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

The Fire Department of New York says a firefighter has died in a Bronx house explosion after a report of a gas leak and a drug lab.

Authorities say firefighters responding to a report of a gas leak Tuesday morning in the Bronx discovered what appeared to be a drug lab right before a two-story private house exploded. Images from the scene showed much of the house gone and debris on the street and covering parked cars.

The FDNY confirmed a firefighter's death later Tuesday morning.

Police say six officers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The mayor's office had tweeted that the mayor and fire commissioner were at the hospital.

Authorities say firefighters had notified police after finding a drug lab. The house exploded afterward.