On December 20, 2022 at approximately 7:25 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located in the 2400 block of State Street. Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. The fire was contained and extinguished, but the structure sustained heavy fire damage. The occupants were able to exit the structure with no injuries after being alerted by an activated smoke detector. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damages are estimated at $15,000.