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UPDATE: At least 80 homes destroyed in NYC blaze


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- A large fire in Queens has now destroyed between 80 and 100 homes in a flooded neighborhood.

Firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire as of about 7:30 a.m. Central Time.

One firefighter was injured, but not badly, and was taken to the hospital. Two civilians had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.


NEW YORK (WKOW)-- A fire has destroyed at least 50 homes in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

A fire department spokesman says more than 190 firefighters are at the blaze in the Breezy Point section. He says two people have suffered minor injuries.

Officials report the blaze started around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through the city earlier. The neighborhood sits on the Rockaway peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.

The fire is still investigation, but it is believed to have been caused by a downed power wire.

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