On Saturday, July 8, 2023 at approximately 03:55 am, crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Arnold Blvd in reference to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival of fire crews, it was reported that heavy smoke and heavy fire were consuming the residence. A quick attack was made on the structure and the fire was quickly brought under control. Two occupants were home at the time of the incident and were able to self evacuate. Both occupants were transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation. The fire displaced both occupants and the residence was considered a total loss. The fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.