Officials: Anthony Ave. fire was intentional

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Officials say a fire that tore through two buildings on Anthony Avenue and displaced at least two families was intentionally set.

The FDNY responded just before 6 a.m. Monday. It says the flames progressed on the second and third floors of the vacant building at 2075 Anthony Ave. and spread to a home right next to it.

More than 130 firefighters responded to the scene. Two of them suffered minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The Red Cross says it is providing emergency housing, food and referrals to seven adults and six children.

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