The high winds "completed changed the outcome" of a structure fire Monday morning on Booth Lane, according to officials with the La Grande Rural Fire Department.
La Grande Rural Fire Chief Larry Wooldridge said the fire started underneath the home near the front porch. The cause of the fire is unknown and the case is under investigation.
Wooldridge said the home is a total loss, but the sole occupant of the residence was able to get out safely. There appears to be no injuries, he said.
La Grande Rural, La Grande Fire, Imbler, Elgin and Cove fire departments responded to the fire.