2 men sentenced in Bronx grow house explosion that killed FDNY Chief Michael Fahy

Two men have been sentenced to prison for causing an explosion that killed FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy in 2016.

FDNY Lt. Richard Ruebenacker, who survived the blast, read a victim impact statement so moving that one defendant was unable to speak.

“The city lost a hero on September 27, and in exchange, we saved you. New York City was certainly on the losing end of that deal,” read Lieutenant Ruebenacker. You also helped rip from this department one of the most admired, most intelligent, most respected brothers that we were ever blessed enough to call one of our own.”

Chief Fahy, 40, had worked the recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and was considered a rising star for the FDNY.

The defendants, who were growing marijuana illegally in the Bronx, when their grow house exploded, killing Chief Fahy, were sentenced to 4 and 6 years, reports WABC Eyewitness News.

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