On January 19, 2024 at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 3200 block of Highland Street. Crews arrived to find smoke and flames showing from the back of the residence. Crews made a quick attack and were able to stop the fire from spreading to the rest of the structure. The fire was contained to the back room of the residence. There was an occupant home at the time of the fire and they were able to self-evacuate. The cause of the fire was determined to be a cigarette left unattended. The estimated damages are $50,000 and the fire is determined to be accidental.