5 houses damaged in Lindenhurst fire

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LINDENHURST, N.Y. — A fire damaged multiple homes in Suffolk County and jumped to consume brush Wednesday, a day when fire warnings were in effect for the region due to dry conditions and rising temperatures.

The fire broke out on East Santa Barbara Road in Lindenhurst, police said. It then spread to four homes on the block.

Embers traveled across the canal and dry brush caught on fire on Indian Island County Park.

The Copiague Fire Department responded and extinguished the house fires. The Amityville, East Farmingdale, Lindenhurst, North Amityville, North Babylon, Wyandanch, North Lindenhurst and Deer Park fire departments assisted.

All of Long Island, the five boroughs and parts of northeast New Jersey were under a hazardous weather outlook that is set to last into Wednesday night because of elevated fire potential, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in the area of the fire hovered in the low 60s as firefighters battled the blaze and humidity in the area was 22 percent, according to NWS.

Two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation.

Arson detectives do not suspect foul play.

The investigation is ongoing.