Nassau County police are investigating an East Norwich house fire that required 75 firefighters from five different fire departments to distinguish the blaze, police said.

Detectives said the 44-year-old homeowner was in a second floor bedroom when she was alerted to the fire by her barking dog and people yelling from outside. She went downstairs, saw the flames on the exterior of the house, and was able to exit through the garage, police said.

Nine fire trucks descended on the burning house before firefighters were able to distinguished the fire, which caused extensive damage to the exterior and interior of the house, police said.

The woman escaped without any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but police said it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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