The charred remains of a firefighter statuette stands guard Friday Nov. 2, 2012 in front of a Belle Harbor house that burned down during Superstorm Sandy. The fire spread to 14 houses on the same street, demolishing them and forcing frightened residents to flee the fire at the height of the storm. They used a surfboard and kayaks to ferry women, children and older people to safety. (AP Photo/Lawrence Neumeister)

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The charred remains of a firefighter statuette stands guard Friday Nov. 2, 2012 in front of a Belle Harbor house  that burned down during Superstorm Sandy. The fire spread to 14 houses on the same street, demolishing them and forcing frightened residents to flee the fire at the height of the storm. They used a surfboard and kayaks to ferry women, children and older people to safety. (AP Photo/Lawrence Neumeister)
The charred remains of a firefighter statuette stands guard Friday Nov. 2, 2012 in front of a Belle Harbor house that burned down during Superstorm Sandy. The fire spread to 14 houses on the same street, demolishing them and forcing frightened residents to flee the fire at the height of the storm. They used a surfboard and kayaks to ferry women, children and older people to safety. (AP Photo/Lawrence Neumeister)