Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Razed by the Great Fire of Sandy: Devastating scene after ONE HUNDRED homes are destroyed by blaze sparked by downed power cables

The fierce winds and flooding in the Rockaways, Queens meant fire engines could get nowhere near the cluster of burning apartments as the blaze spread rapidly. Instead, the firefighters waded into chest-deep water and paddled boats into the inferno. They used ladders to scale walls and helped carry 70 people to the little high ground that was left on the peninsula.