CAMP SHERMAN, OR — Fire destroyed a resort cabin, overnight, in Camp Sherman. According to the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, the blaze was reported just after 11 p.m. by a concerned citizen who saw flames in the distance, near the House on Metolius resort. Arriving crews discovered a quarter-acre brush fire with two- to four-foot high flames, climbing into trees and threatening a nearby building.
They discovered the most active section was actually the remnants of a structure that had burned to the ground. They were able to stop the fire’s forward progress, but the Gorge Cabin - estimated at about $160,000 - was a total loss.
The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause. SCSRFD officials say help from Black Butte Ranch and Cloverdale fire departments prevented the incident from being much worse.
Photo: interior of Gorge Cabin, from House on Metolius website.