Fire fighters work to get a house fire under control on U.S. 421 on July 30.

Firefighters work to get a house fire under control on U.S. 421 on July 30.

DEEP GAP — A Friday fire at a home on U.S. 421 in Deep Gap is under investigation, according to Watauga County Fire Marshal Shane Garland.

According to Garland, fire departments from Deep Gap, Stuart Simmons, Boone, Meat Camp and Todd, Watauga Rescue, Watauga Medics, the Watauga Fire Marshal’s Office and the Watauga County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to 5714 Old U.S. 421 S. for a residential structure fire at 2:10 p.m. on Friday, July 30.

Heavy smoke and flames were visible upon arrival, and the structure was “extensive,” according to Garland. No injuries were reported and no one was home at the time of the fire, according to Garland.

He added the damage to the structure and the fire itself is currently under investigation.

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