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Superstorm Sandy – 6 Alarm Blaze In Rockaways in Queens

October 30, 2012

A huge fire in the Breezy Point section of the Rockaways in Queens spread further during the early morning hours of Tuesday, destroying more than 50 homes and drawing nearly 200 firefighters attempting to quell the blaze.

The Fire Department upgraded the fire to a six-alarm around 3:30 a.m. and as of 8:30 am it had not yet been contained.

A mind-boggling video shot from the scene posted by NBC News showed homes in the beach community flattened by the flames.

Fire officials say the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. Monday and is located in a flooded Zone A area. City officials say it appears most of the area was evacuated prior to the fire and no serious injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Emergency personnel were expected to begin searching the area at sunrise.

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