MARINA, Calif. --
Nearly a dozen birds were rescued from a house fire in Marina Tuesday afternoon.
The blaze started shortly after 2 p.m. and damaged most of a home on Melville Avenue.
Jeremy Jennings, 17, said the blaze may be related to the clothes dryer in the basement of the home. The fire is believed to have started in the garage area.
Rescue workers could be seen saving nearly a dozen birds from the burning home. The exotic birds and two dogs were moved to a neighbor's house. Two cats are missing.
Jennings and his brother, who were home when the blaze started, were not injured in the fire.
Investigators said the fire spread to the kitchen and living room before engulfing a pickup truck in the driveway.
Building inspectors and fire investigators were at the home Tuesday afternoon investigating the official cause of the fire.
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