MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say two people had to be hospitalized but escaped safely after a house fire in Andover early Wednesday morning.

The Andover Fire Department responded at about 7:12 a.m. to a report of a garage fire on the 13900 block of Yucca St. NW. When crews arrived, an attached garage was fully engulfed and the fire was spreading to a neighbor’s home. It was starting to burn the neighbor’s eaves and soffits.

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Fire crews put water on the neighbor’s home to prevent more damage.

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Authorities say the home where the fire started had significant damage to the garage. The house itself sustained minor damage.

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The two occupants were home at the time of the fire and escaped safely. They were hospitalized for evaluation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.