50 homes burn as six-alarm blaze hits Queens

About 170 firefighters were called to the scene in Breezy Point, Queens, where at least 50 homes have caught fire. MSNBC's Chris Jansing reports.

By NBCNewYork.com

Updated at 4:33 a.m. ET: NEW YORK -- At least 50 homes were destroyed in the New York City borough of Queens early Tuesday as crews battled a six-alarm fire.

Officials said the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. ET on Monday in a flooded Zone A area. 

In a tweet, the FDNY said:

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A fire department spokesman said that almost 200 firefighters were at the scene in the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens. Fire officials would not confirm any injuries.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

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