Several pets died in a house fire in the Garland District early Thursday morning.

Firefighters responded to a home on West Garland Ave. and North Lindeke around 2:30 a.m.  Officials said a fire sparked in the basement of the house.

Two people inside got out safely, but family members said their dog and five parrots in the home were killed.  They also said some of the birds were around 20 years old.