Brampton fire officials say a family was able to escape their home after a fire broke out in their garage.

Emergency crews were called to a home on Glenridge Road near Bramalea Road and Williams Parkway at around 3:22 am Thursday.

“Firefighters were met with heavy fire coming out of the garage when we responded. It has extended into the neighboring semi-detached unit, ”Brampton Fire Chief Bill Boyes told reporters.

Boyes said the fire is under control and firefighters are just dealing with hotspots.

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One person was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

No firefighters were injured, Boyes said.

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He also said working smoke alarms alerted the residents of the fire.

“They were able to exit quickly. They are now safe, ”Boyes said. “It’s just a great message to everyone to make sure you have working smoke alarms, working carbon monoxide alarms and you know what to do in the event of a fire.”

“These people in this home were actually able to evacuate and notify the neighbors too in this semi-detached unit.”

Williams Parkway was closed from Bramalea Road to Grenoble Boulevard.

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