A cabin along the Metolius River was destroyed by a fire late Wednesday night.

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District was dispatched to a reported vegetation/wildland fire in Camp Sherman after a concerned citizen reported seeing fire in the distance, believing it was on The House of the Metolius land.

Initial size-up by arriving personnel several hundred feet away reported a very active quarter-acre fire with two- to four-foot flame lengths in some areas, climbing into nearby trees and threatening a nearby structure.  A closer look revealed the most active section of the fire was the remnants of a structure that had burned to the ground and was continuing to actively burn.

The structure was located at 10300 National Forest Development Road 1419.

Crews worked quickly to stop the spread of fire through the surrounding vegetation and then turned their attention to extinguishing what was left of the cabin. The cabin was a complete loss estimated at $160,000 in total value. The cabin was not occupied and there were no reported injuries. Help from partners from Black Butte Ranch and Cloverdale fire departments prevented this incident from becoming much worse., the Sisters district noted.

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District responded with seven firefighters and four emergency vehicles.  Additional units from Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch Fire Departments brought an additional six firefighters.  The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.