A house in Blowing Rock is a total loss after a Sunday morning fire, according to Watauga County Fire Marshal Shane Garland.
Fire departments were dispatched at approximately 5:30 a.m. to 1655 Blackberry Road in Blowing Rock for a structure fire.
Strong winds during the early morning caused the fire to flare up on occasion. Cold conditions also caused icy roads on the fire scene, according to Blowing Rock Fire Chief Kent Graham.
Multiple departments including Blowing Rock Fire, Boone Fire, Deep Gap Fire, Meat Camp Fire, Foscoe Fire, Patterson Fire, Collettsville Fire, Cove Creek Fire, Watauga Rescue and Watauga Medics responded to the fire. The fire is under investigation.