Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A summary of the local devastation
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 FDNY is responding to a partial building collapse of a residential building near 14th Street.
A four-story multiple-unit residence at 92 8th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets collapsed this evening and firefighters are on the scene, according to the FDNY and witnesses.
41-09 29th Street, near Queens Plaza North
These photos were originally featured on the Sunnyside Post:
The following are some Queens photos I collected from news organizations' Facebook pages.
(The individual photos in the set are labeled with the photographer's name and location.)