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Brooklyn house fire that hurt children appears suspicious: FDNY

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DITMAS PARK, Brooklyn — At least five people are hurt after a four-alarm fire ripped through a Brooklyn house Thursday morning, authorities said.

The blaze started about 4:45 a.m. in the 1300 block of Glenwood Road. Flames extended to the home next door. Some 170 firefighters responded during a hot, sticky morning that forced them to work in staggered shifts.

Investigators with the city fire department said the blaze appears suspicious and they are looking into whether it is connected to other recent fires in the area.

Five people -- three children and two adults -- were hurt during Thursday morning's fire, officials said. The victims were sent to a hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries, officials said. A firefighter was also taken to a hospital for undisclosed reasons.

A Red Cross representative at the scene said one family has been displaced and the agency is in the process of finding them temporary housing.