UTICA- Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, crews responded to a fire at 722 Dawes Avenue in Utica.
According to a Utica firefighter on scene, the fire started in the basement of the home. One dog was rescued from the home and two birds died.
A mother and her son lived in the home and got out safely.
The Red Cross is currently helping the family with anything they need.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and we are still working with the Utica Fire Department to get more information.