On August 24th, 2023 at approximately 6:20 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located in the 2200 block of Woodard Street. Fire crews arrived to find smoke venting from the attic space of the single family residential structure. A fire attack was made and the fire was quickly brought under control with the fire contained to the attached garage area. The occupants were not home at the time of the incident. Fire investigation determined the fire began in the area of the HVAC unit located in the garage. The fire is considered accidental with property damage estimated at $20,000.