Congressman's house among those ravaged by Sandy

Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. A fire department spokesman says more than 190 firefighters are at the blaze in the Breezy Point section. Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier. AP

Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. A fire department spokesman says more than 190 firefighters are at the blaze in the Breezy Point section. Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 11 p.m. Monday in an area flooded by the superstorm that began sweeping through earlier.
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Congressman Bob Turner's house was among those ravaged in a massive Queens fire in last night's superstorm, his campaign spokeswoman Jessica Proud confirmed to CBS News, but both he and his wife are reported to be safe.

The storm, which tore through New York last night, left 10 in the state dead and millions without power. Turner, a Republican who serves the district vacated by Democrat Anthony Weiner, was in his Breezy Point, Queens house when it caught on fire.

Breezy point, located on the tip of the Rockaway Peninsula, was ravaged by a fire that destroyed dozens of homes. According to the Associated Press, firefighters made home rescues via boat due to flooding in the region.

According to the New York Times, the home of Michael R. Long, the chairman of the state Conservative Party, also burned down.

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