On 07 November 2021, at approximately 1:02 P.M., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located in the 1900 block of Merchant Street, Abilene Texas. The first in crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming out of the attic space of the structure. A fast attack was made and the fire was extinguished causing extensive damage to the roof and attic space. The residents were home at the time of the fire and were able to evacuate without injury. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, estimated value of damage is placed at $25,000. The residents declined Red Cross assistants at this time and will be finding accommodations on their own.