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A massive fire Breezy Point, Queens destroyed at least 80 homes Tuesday.
More than 190 firefighters responded to the scene in a flooded Zone A area. They have set up a staging area at Oceanside Avenue and Irving Walk.
Pockets of fire were still smoldering more than 10 hours later.
About 25 people had to be rescued from an upstairs apartment in one of the buildings that burned. Firefighters used a boats to make rescues.
At least 50 homes have been destroyed in the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, where firefighters battled a six-alarm fire early Tuesday. Fire officials say the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. Monday and is located in a flooded Zone A area. City officials say it appears most of the area was evacuated prior to the fire and no serious injuries have been reported.
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