At approximately 12:55 p.m. on December 27, 2023, the Abilene Fire Department responded in reference to a residential structure fire in the 2400 block of South 2nd. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the single story, single family residence. A quick attack was made and the fire was brought under control. There were no occupants home at the time of the fire. One dog was found deceased inside the residence. Damage is estimated to be $15,000. Investigation determined the fire was accidental in nature due to an electrical malfunction.