Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District was dispatched to a structure fire at 11:11 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in Squaw Creek Canyon Estates northwest of Sisters. First-arriving units found a two-story log home on Mountain View Road, owned by Mike and Maureen Bidasolo, fully involved in fire.

Maureen Bidasolo was home at the time of the fire, heard a strange noise, realized the house was on fire, and called 911. There were no injuries.

Firefighters on scene were challenged by extreme heat, venting propane tanks, and exploding ammunition. Embers from the fire started two small brush fires in Whychus Creek Canyon. Oregon Department of Forestry personnel responded to the scene and extinguished the brush fires. Damage to the home and attached garage are estimated at $700,000; a detached shop was unaffected.

Fire crews performed a defensive fire attack due to the progression of the fire on arrival. 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 11 emergency vehicles, five additional units from Cloverdale Fire District, and one unit from Black Butte Ranch Fire District with a total of 30 personnel. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies also responded to the scene.

Fire Chief Roger Johnson said, “The efforts that Black Butte, Cloverdale, and Sisters-Camp Sherman fire districts have made to enhance interagency coordination between the agencies was essential to a safe outcome on this fire.”