On Monday, December 7, 2020 at approximately 09:20 am, fire crews with the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 500 block of East North 23rd Street in Abilene, TX. On arrival, fire crews noticed heavy smoke and fire coming from the inside of the residence. An attack was made on the structure limiting the spread of fire to the detached apartment. There was one occupant inside the structure at the time of the incident but was able to exit the structure with no injuries. The estimated cost of damage was $10,000 and the fire was ruled accidental.