A New York City Fire Department battalion chief died in an explosion at a marijuana grow house in the Bronx, officials said.
After reports of a gas leak at the house, fire fighters discovered the operation and called police. Sometime after that, the explosion occurred.
Chief Michael Fahy had worked in the department for 17 years, officials in New York said.
Seven police officers were injured in the blast as well, among others.
The tragedy is another example of the societal costs of marijuana criminalization. In states where the weed is legal, grow operations are licensed and regulated.
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