A fire that engulfed three cars and then spread to an adjacent rooming house in the city's west end has been knocked down.

A neighbor spotted the fire at the residence on Ulster Street east of Bathurst Street at around 5:30 a.m. and called 911.

About 45 firefighters then responded to the scene and were able to knock the two-alarm blaze down by 6 a.m.

“It looks like it started in the garage area — we had some cars involved – and then extended into the house. All occupants were able to get out, some with a little bit of assistance, but nobody has been taken to the hospital,” Platoon Chief Colin Reid told CP24 at the scene. “Right now the crews have the fire knocked down and we are in the process of doing some overhaul.”

According to Reid the house did suffer some fire damage; however the bulk of the blaze was contained to the garage and exterior of the building.

Bathurst Street had been closed between Harbord and College streets as crews cleaned up from the fire, however the road was reopened at around 8 a.m.

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