On April 23, 2023 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 2100 block of North 6th Street. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the front bedroom of the residence. Crews made a quick attack and were able to stop the fire from extending to the rest of the house and to nearby residences. There were no occupants home at the time of the fire. The Red Cross was contacted for the residents. The approximate amount of damage was $40,000 and the fire is still under investigation.