YORK — Two York firefighters were injured earlier today while battling a fire that broke out in a two-car garage at 107 Scotland Bridge Road.

Fire Chief Chris Balentine said crews encountered intense heat and smoke when they arrived at the home shortly after midnight on Monday.

One firefighter had to be treated for an arm injury as the result of breaking glass. Another firefighter experienced difficulty breathing and had to be treated for heat exhaustion. Both firefighters are expected to recover.

Balentine said the fire was prevented from spreading to the attached home, which is owned by Robert and Joanne Yorke. The couple along with a small dog and some chickens escaped injury.

Their house sustained smoke damage and may not be habitable for a few days, Balentine said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.