What to Know
- A veteran firefighter was badly hurt when he fell off a ladder while battling a blaze at what turned out to be a pot grow house in the Bronx
- Thomas Corcoran, of Engine Co. 72, suffered multiple fractures when he fell off the extension ladder; he was set for surgery Monday
- Another firefighter was also injured in the blaze; those injuries were said to be minor
A firefighter was seriously injured Sunday while putting out a blaze inside a Bronx apartment where officials say there was a marijuana grow house, the FDNY says.
Thomas Corcoran, of Engine Co. 72, suffered multiple fractures when he fell off an extension ladder battling the fire broke on the top floor of a three-story building on Mayflower Avenue in Pelham Bay, the FDNY said.
The FDNY said Corcoran, who has 12 years on the job, plummeted 30 feet to the groun and was undergoing surgery Monday. He is expected to be OK.
Another firefighter was also injured in the blaze; those injuries were said to be minor.
The NYPD is investigating the marijuana grow house in the building. There was no immediate word on what may have sparked the blaze. Early Monday, investigators were in the process of putting together warrants as part of the investigation, but no arrests have been made.
Back in 2016, FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy was killed when a suspected drug den exploded in the Bronx.