A home in Cascade Meadow Ranch west of Sisters was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. First-arriving units found the residence at 15169 Windigo Trail already fully engulfed by the blaze.

The 3,600-squarefoot home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Damage estimates are unknown at this time, but the home is a total loss, the fire department reported.

The fire department reported that fire crews performed a defensive fire attack because of how much the fire had already progressed when they arrived on scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and Oregon State Police.

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District responded with seven emergency vehicles; three additional units from Black Butte Ranch Fire District and four additional units from Cloverdale Fire District also responded to the fire. A total of 30 firefighters responded to the incident.  One firefighter suffered a minor injury, not requiring treatment, during the fire.

Fire Chief Roger Johnson said “Due to the time of day, and rural nature of the subdivision, the fire was not detected until the home was heavily involved with fire and unsafe for firefighters to enter.”