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Queens fire

This aerial photo shows burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough New York after a fire on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The tiny beachfront neighborhood told to evacuate before Sandy hit New York burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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.