FDNY firefighters responded about 11:00 p.m. Monday and initially report five buildings on fire with three buildings collapsed. Firefighters couldn’t get fire apparatus to the fire because of chest high water down the block in the Breezy Point section of Queens. News reports initially stated that at least 50 houses were destroyed. Then over 80 houses were reported destroyed.
The staging area for firefighters was Oceanside Ave and Irving Walk.
A tornado hit Breezy Point on Saturday, September 8, 2012 (See VIDEO: Tornado in Breezy Point, New York — Just South of Brooklyn Saturday Morning)
Firefighters describe how FDNY Rescue 2 crews worked on a rescue of 25 people and how firefighter Eddie Morrissey navigated a boat with other firefighters down the waters and forced entry into a burning building.
VIDEO of 6-Alarm fire in the Breezy Point area of Queens — destroying more than 50 homes following the landfall of Hurricane Sandy/SuperStorm Sandy.
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