Massive fire in flooded Queens

Associated Press
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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A six-alarm fire in Breezy Point, Queens destroyed several buildings on Oct. 30. Nearly 200 firefighters responded to the massive blaze, a challenge to battle because first responders had to wade through chest-high water to reach the homes.

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