UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: Three exotic birds were rescued from cages in the back of the home, said fire spokesman Joe Meinecke. The fire appears to have started in the garage, but investigators are still determining where and how it began, Meinecke said. The structure is “heavily damaged,” mostly in the garage and the part of the house above it, he said. A truck parked outside the house was also damaged.
3:16 p.m.: The fire is out. There is heavy damage to the building and there are no injuries to report, according to Tacoma fire.
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