Huge Fire Destroys Dozens Of Homes In Flooded NYC Neighborhood

NEW YORK (October 30, 2012)--A huge fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

More than 190 firefighters battled the flames and have contained the six-alarm fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire.

A fire department spokesman says one firefighter suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital.

Two civilians suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Officials say the fire was reported at around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through the city earlier.

The neighborhood sits on the Rockaway peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.


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