VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Firefighters are at a home in Virginia Beach that caught fire Monday morning.

According to police and fire dispatch, the fire was reported around 5:22 a.m. for a residence in the 1000 block of Emporia Avenue. 

Fire officials said the fire started in the car-port section of the home but quickly extended to the roof and attic of the residence. One man was able to get out of the home safely.

The fire chief said three birds died in the fire, and one pet cat is missing. There were also two live snakes inside a terrarium that were removed from the home by animal control.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Two people have been displaced by the fire.