On December 12, 2023 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1600 block of Poplar Street. Crews arrived to find fire showing through the front window. Crews acted quickly and were able to stop the fire in the room of origin and keep it from progressing to the rest of the structure. The residence was not occupied at the time of the fire. The fire remains under investigation and the estimated damages are $5000.