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NY Firefighter On Hurricane Sandy: The Devastation Is ‘Biblical’

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Oct. 30 2012, Updated 2:00 p.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Entertainment Editor

Hurricane Sandy’s path of destruction caused massive fires in New York City and RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively with a member of the FDNY who described the devastating damage as "Biblical."

Flames broke out Monday night in an area flooded by Sandy and quickly spread.

Firefighters were using boats to rescue stranded residents, and the high winds made battling the flames near impossible.

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"What happened here is along the lines of Biblical," Firefighter Smith, FDNY Special Operations Command, exclusively told RadarOnline.com.

"There were 100 houses on fire; the levels of devastation are unimaginable."

According to Fox 5 News there were no serious injuries reported.

Smith told RadarOnline.com that the FDNY was working hard to rescue people that had not evacuated, as well as putting out the fires.

"People should protect their children and not endanger themselves or worry about their houses."

Hurricane Sandy’s torrential winds and rains have left the area but the death toll climbed to 29 in the U.S.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tweeted: "This was a devastating storm, maybe the worst #NYC has ever experienced. The impacts will be felt for some time."

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