On Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at approximately 05:14am, crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to the 400 block of Sewell Street in reference to a residential structure fire. On arrival, crews noted heavy fire involvement that had consumed the primary structure and a neighboring structure that the fire was spreading to. The extension was quickly brought under control limiting the damage to the neighboring home. The primary structure was a total loss due to the fire resulting in approximately $35,000 in damages. The secondary structure suffered approximately $15,000 in damages as a result of the fire. All occupants were displaced due to the damages and the American Red Cross was notified for assistance. The fire is still under investigation.