Source: NBC New York
A raging fire destroyed at least 80 homes in Breezy Point, Queens before firefighters, some battling flames while standing neck deep in floodwaters, got it under control.
Mayor Bloomberg said the six-alarm blaze was contained by 11 a.m. Tuesday, a full 12 hours after it was first reported. It erupted in a flooded Zone A area during a peak part of the superstorm and nearly 200 firefighters responded.
“The winds were just devastating, blowing from one building to the next one,” Bloomberg said.
City officials say it appears most of the area had been evacuated prior to the fire and no serious injuries have been reported.
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