Hurricane Sandy Blaze Flattens 100 Homes in Flooded NYC Neighborhood


Sandy blaze video: Fire rips through Breezy Point, Queens, 50 houses destroyedSTORY & PHOTOS on.rt.com/e7p3e1 Explosions, fires, and floods have devastated New York, killing at least six people statewide. Hurricane Sandy left dozens of houses ablaze as it hit the city while flooding at least seven subway tunnels and overwhelming the emergency services. First reports of major fire were coming in from the Rockaway Park area…2012-10-30T09:56:42.000Z

A raging blaze tore through a flooded waterfront neighborhood Monday night, destroying 80-100 homes with fire as Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York City with wind and water.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the six-alarm inferno in the worst possible conditions. No one was killed, but the hellish disaster laid waste to the neighborhood of Breezy Point, Queens, located on the Rockaway Peninsula.


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Breezy Point was in the city’s “Zone A,” the low-lying regions designated for mandatory evacuation due to the extreme storm surge predicted for Hurricane Sandy. Most residents had heeded the mayor’s instruction to evacuate, preventing massive injury or death from the devastating blaze, but at least one firefighter and two civilians were injured.


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