Transcript for Breezy Point, Queens in Flames
The seaside town of breezy point is in flames tonight more than a hundred firefighters are struggling to put out of fire that is engulfed at least ten homes. The floodwaters keeping them from getting close enough to extinguish the fire firefighters say at this point there are no injuries they hope that means. These -- folks took the storm seriously and they evacuated before sandy hit. ABC news producer Jim -- is in breezy point now I'm joins us live on the phone Jim tell me what's going on out there. You -- studio art managerial 4200 homes here in this age community that lost the most people during 9/11 firefighters cops in the during nine elevenths. -- -- -- -- Horribly tonight around six sturdy. They lost power and the water came rushing and and many here expected that there were flooding it would be lots of power but then this fire just erupted on one of the walked out there and went from -- -- walk. -- we were in a home and are literally right across from us. And has the -- -- -- to be evacuated not one. We've waited our way to another home and then realized that are you -- that we were next to the cars literally started -- -- in. In that parking -- we believe there we -- to another home image and the fire continued to spread. It's my understanding it has spread crossed about twelve blocked a breeze to -- an area that -- church. It's gonna say I'm very familiar with desperately Summers down here. And it's just destroy its ninth on right now where -- church just about forty of us. That are these speaker about should be evacuated. Originality here -- There is no option disdain. There but they're trying to firefighters here they're trying to put the blaze out at the start fires still going. We thought we were just gonna come here and -- people that just -- only now they're being forced at least not by water. Not pipeline and not -- -- but by fire and two night reaching here is absolutely devastating and the people here. Are amazing people that there are -- to people with a lot of write to them in the keeping their -- -- -- -- -- in the people are booked into denied it. They're gonna rebuild and somehow that -- don't get true. Our thanks to you Jim to -- for that report.
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