On December 28, 2023 at approximately 4:10 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 600 block of EN 16th. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a duplex apartment structure with heavy smoke and flames venting from the front of the structure. One occupant was home at the time of the incident and was able to self evacuate and call 911. The occupant was transported by MetroCare for minor burn injuries. The fire was extinguished, but the structure sustained significant interior fire damage. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Damages are estimated at $20,000.