The fire took place on Meadow Ridge Parkway, west of Dover.

Dover firefighters escaped serious injury Sunday evening when the roof of a burning garage collapsed.

Dover Fire Department spokesman Michael J. O’Connor Jr. said the crews were alerted to the fire at 7:03 p.m. April 22. The blaze was in the 200 block of Meadow Ridge Parkway, about five miles from Fire Station No. 2 on the Dover-Kenton Road.

As the fire was in a rural section of the county in an area not protected by hydrants, tanker units were dispatched from the Hartly and Marydel fire companies, O’Connor said.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found the garage of a two-story single family home on fire with the blaze spreading to the roof of the garage. Two fire engines, a rescue vehicle, and ladder truck arrived within minutes of each other to fight the blaze.

Units were on the scene for only about three minutes when the garage roof collapsed, O’Connor said. At least one firefighter was pulled from the debris, he added.

Crews using the ladder truck successfully contained the blaze to the garage with no damage to the attached house, O’Connor said.

Firefighters stayed on the scene for about an hour after the fire was extinguished to check for hotspots, he said.

The Delaware fire marshal’s office is probing the cause of the blaze.

Two firefighters were taken to the emergency room at Bayhealth and later released with minor injuries. A third was treated and released at the scene, O’Connor said.