Hurricane Sandy Ignites Massive Fires, Too (Video)

Destruction from fire is certainly not the first thing you think off in the middle of a massive hurricane, but here we are:

Over 100 homes in the Breezy Point area of Queens burned to the ground, in a scene Mayor Bloomberg has rightly described as looking like the aftermath of urban bombing in World War Two.

Farther south, in New Jersey—which has really seen devastation that makes New York's seem like mere inconvenience in most places—the barrier island of Mantoloking has an ongoing gas main fire, following an exploding gas line. Apparently there is fuel from submerged boats and automobiles floating in the water, with gas mains broken across town.

Here's a before and after photo of the area, with 100 homes destroyed:

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