A Friday morning fire is being investigated by the Watauga County Fire Marshall's office.

Watauga Online reports fire crews were dispatched to the fire at 3572 Mountain Dale Road in the Vilas area just before 5 am Friday.

According to the report, no one was home at the time of the fire and it was called in by a neighbor.

Beaver Dam, Zionville, Cove Creek, and Fall Creek Fire Departments along with Watauga Medics, Watauga Rescue, Watauga Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Marshall's office all responded to the blaze.

The report indicates Fire Marshall Taylor Marsh said the house was a total loss.