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80 homes destroyed by New York fire amid superstorm

 Tuesday, October 30, 2012


An inferno spread across a flooded neighborhood of Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York, early Tuesday, torching at least 80 homes as a potent mix of weather blasted the region. Some 200 firefighters battled the six-alarm blaze in Breezy Point, which was fed by high winds and made more perilous by downed electrical wires, according to witnesses and local authorities. "The winds were just devastating, blowing from one building to another," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference.
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