Firefighters battled a massive 6-alarm fire in an area flooded by Superstorm Sandy early Tuesday. About 50 homes in that section of Queens were destroyed. (CNN)
NEW YORK -- 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.
A fire department spokesman says nearly 200 firefighters were at the scene before 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Emergency personnel were expected to begin searching the area at sunrise.