On April 11, 2023 at approximately 3:00 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 2800 block of Pine Street. Crews arrived to find the residential dwelling heavily involved in fire. Crews made a quick attack and were able to keep the fire from spreading to the surrounding area. The structure was a total loss and the damage is estimated to be $50,000. The residents were able to get out of the structure with the help of neighbors. The Red Cross was contacted to help the residents. The investigation found that the fire was caused by cigarette that had been placed on a nightstand. The fire is determined to be accidental.