One firefighter was taken to a hospital after being injured fighting a residential fire in Elmont early Tuesday, police said.

The firefighter from the Elmont Fire Department slipped on a ladder and suffered minor injuries, police said.

Nassau County fire officials said the fire at the home on Joan Court was reported about 9 a.m. They said the fire broke out in a garage attached to the house, but said it was not clear if the home was occupied at the time of the fire.

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There were no other injuries, police said, but the home sustained severe damage.

With Patricia Kitchen