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A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in the Breezy Point section of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. More than 50 homes were destroyed in a fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A fire fighter surveys the smoldering ruins of a house in the Breezy Point section of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. More than 50 homes were destroyed in a fire which swept through the oceanfront community during superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Massive fire in flooded Queens

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.