Seven people were treated but escaped serious injury after fire engulfed a Waikato garage this afternoon.

Emergency services were called about to a property on Totara St in Putaruru, south-east of Hamilton, about 3pm, a Fire Service spokesman said.

The burning garage was next to a house which firefighters were working hard to protect.

Paramedics were treating seven patients at the scene but no-one had to be transported to hospital, the spokesman said.

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"Fortunately they all made it out safely."