A Hiddenite home was gutted by a blaze this morning. The dwelling located at 7175 Sulpher Springs Road was reported on fire shortly after 8am to Alexander 911. Hiddenite and Vashti units responded but the interior of the home was very likely destroyed according to Hiddenite Fire Chief Tim Keever. There was nobody in the structure at the time of the fire but reports are that two dogs might have perished. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Alexander County Fire Marshall’s Office.