The call came in at 5:34 a.m. The home is located on Menchville Road South, near Menchville High School.
Crews on scene reported a significant amount of fire showing from the garage area.
The fire was deemed under control at 6:11 a.m. according to Newport News Fire Chief Pincus. No injuries were reported.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.
The house is being condemned, officials say; no one was living at the house at the time of the fire.
Stay with NewsChannel 3 as more information becomes available.