A fire damaged a small house in Sisters on Saturday night. photo provided
A fire damaged a small house in Sisters on Saturday night. photo provided
Quick action by a passer-by prevented a structure fire from becoming a serious blaze on Saturday night, February 13.

Firefighters with the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District responded to a report of a structure fire at 152 N. Larch St. at 9:03 p.m. The home is owned by Ali Mayea of Sisters. The home was currently being remodeled, and nobody was living there at the time of the fire.

Firefighters arrived five minutes after being notified of the fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found light smoke in the structure and heavier smoke near the porch and crawl space in the front of the home. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the floor area in the front of the building.

Twenty-four firefighters and four fire engines responded to the fire, including firefighters from Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch fire districts. Central Electric also responded to the fire to disconnect the power to the building. Firefighters remained on the scene for two-and-a-half hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District staff are being assisted by the Office of State Fire Marshal with fire cause determination.

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Deputy Chief Tim Craig stated, “We were very fortunate someone saw smoke coming from the building and called 911. If the fire had gone undetected for any longer, there would have been significant damage to the building.”

Craig also credited Cloverdale and Black Butte Ranch fire districts for their response and assistance on the fire.

“The firefighters all did a great job,” he said.

Initial damage estimate to the building was $20,000.

There were no injuries reported. The home is not habitable after the fire.