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Devastating fire follows flooding in Breezy Point, Queens

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People survey the damage Tuesday to homes devastated by fire in Breezy Point, Queens.

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A resident looks over the remains Tuesday of burned homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, N.Y.

NEW YORK --  At least 50 homes were destroyed in the New York City borough of Queens early Tuesday as crews continued to battle a six-alarm fire into the daylight.

FDNY officials said the fire at Breezy Point was reported at about 11 p.m. ET on Monday in a Zone A area, which the New York City Office of Emergency Management declared to be the highest risk of flooding from Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge. Full Story

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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point in Queens, N.Y.

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Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point in Queens, N.Y. is seen Tuesday morning.

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A rainbow forms over Breezy Point in the New York City borough of Queens in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday morning.

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A statue of Mary is left behind after a fire in Breezy Point, Queens, N.Y.

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Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening on a destructive and deadly path across the Northeast.