A Merrimac house and car sustained heavy damage from a fire early Saturday morning.

Heavy smoke and fire were coming from the two-story wood frame family home on High Street when firefighters first arrived around 1:30 a.m., and a second alarm was struck to bring more assistance, according to Fire Chief Larry S. Fisher. Firefighters had most of the fire knocked out by approximately 2:15 a.m., but brought in mutual aid and support with a third alarm.

Video from the fire shows a car parked in front of the house fully engulfed in flames.

The occupants of the home made it out safely, according to the chief.

A firefighter from Amesbury was taken by ambulance to a hospital as a precaution while fighting the fire. Crews from East Kingston, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, N.H., Plaistow, Salisbury, and West Newbury also responded to the fire, along with a rehab unit from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services and Atlantic Ambulance Service.

The Merrimac Fire Department, State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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