TROUP (KYTX) - A dryer appears to be the cause of a house fire Thursday night near Troup.

The Smith County Fire Marshall's Office reports firefighters responded to the blaze at 6:25 p.m. at 21671 Hwy. 135.

The fire caused heavy damage to the interior walls, roof and ceiling of the home. Investigators say the home is a total loss.

There were no report of injuries, and the occupants were not at home when the fire broke out.

Arp, Troup and Whitehouse firefighters responded to the blaze.