A house fire is being investigated as suspicious.

According to the Watauga Democrat, a fire April 23rd on Junaluska Road is under investigation by Boone Fire and Boone Police.

The report indicates departments were dispatched around 3:20 am and shortly thereafter found the home fully involved.

The house was not occupied and according to the report was last owned by Ronnie and Joyce Whittington of Nashville Tennessee.

The report indicates Assistant Fire Chief Mike Teague described the fire as suspicious and still under investigation.