A garage and two vehicles were destroyed in an early morning fire that also damaged a home in Exeter on Friday, according to fire officials.

Exeter firefighters responded to the area of 6 Clara Street in Exeter shortly after midnight in an attempt to extinguished the two-alarm blaze that completely engulfed a garage and eventually spread to the adjacent dwelling as well as two vehicles nearby, according to a press release from the Exeter Fire Department.

Exeter fire along with mutual aid crews battled the fire, which was aided by extremely cold temperatures and winds up to 15 mph, the release said, which added that it took firefighters nearly an hour to get the blaze under control.

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The fire did reach a second alarm and yielded the mutual aid response of fire units from Newfields, Newmarket, North Hampton, East Kington, Hampton, Kensington, Hampton Falls and Seabrook. A rapid intervention team was provided by the Durham Fire Department and the South Hampton Fire Department produced a compressor trailer to fill air bottles.

Exeter fire deemed both the garage and two vehicles a total loss and added the house suffered damage due to heat, smoke and water. Crews cleared the scene by 5:30 a.m., according to the release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, per the release.

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