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3 escape after Halifax-area garage fire jumps to home

Halifax Fire crews responded to an early-morning fire on Cow Bay Road on Monday, where a garage blaze had jumped to a nearby home. Three adults were able to get out safely.

All those living in the Cow Bay Road house were able to get out safely

Halifax Fire crews responded to an early-morning fire at 2000 Cow Bay Rd. on Tuesday. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

Three people are safe after an early-morning fire tore through a Halifax-area garage and jumped to a nearby house.

At 4:45 a.m., Halifax Fire responded to a blaze at 2000 Cow Bay Rd., not far from Rainbow Haven Beach.

Acting District Chief Ben David said it wasn't yet clear exactly how and when the fire started, but it appears to have begun in the garage.

"The garage was fully engulfed and then it spread over to the house," David said.

All three adults living in the home were able to get out safely.

Firefighters remained on scene for a few hours Monday morning. David said since there are no hydrants in the area, firefighters had to bring in tanker shuttles to provide water.

Cow Bay Road was blocked off between Dyke Road and Bissett Road for several hours while firefighters worked. 

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With files from Paul Palmeter

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