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1 person taken to hospital after Pickering house fire

Fire crews battle a house fire in Pickering on Tuesday. Colin Williamson / Global News

One person was taken to hospital after a house fire in Pickering, Ont., on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Pickering Fire Services said emergency crews were called to the home on Secord Street, northwest of Altona Road and Sheppard Avenue, at 5:30 p.m.

The spokesperson said one female from the house was taken to hospital.

The extent of her injuries wasn’t clear, but firefighters said she seemed stable when she was transported.

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A firefighter was also treated by paramedics at the scene for heat exhaustion.

The spokesperson said all crews from Pickering fire were at the blaze and crews from Ajax also assisted.

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Just before 9 p.m., emergency services were starting to leave the area.

Images from the scene show extensive damage to the home, including a garage with a collapsed roof and a burned-out car inside.

The cause of the blaze isn’t clear.

A burned-out car is seen in the garage of the home. Colin Williamson / Global News

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