BROOKLYN - At least three families are homeless tonight due to an early morning fire in Brighton Beach.

Officials say the fire erupted at a 6th Street home at around 5 a.m. According to residents living on the first floor, someone threw an object into the window that burst into flames. They say the same thing happened to a car sitting in the garage.

The fire department says one firefighter suffered minor injuries from the fire.

Police say they don't yet have any information on the case.