On 06 May 2021, at approximately 05:04 AM., the Abilene Fire Department units responded to a residential structure fire located in the 1600 block of Peach Street, Abilene Texas. The first in crews arrived to find a single family dwelling with fire and smoke showing. Crews made a fast attack quickly extinguishing the fire which caused damage to the bedroom and attic space. One male victim was located inside the structure and pronounced deceased by Taylor County Justice of the peace Mike McAuliffe. No other injuries or deaths were reported. The victim’s name is not known, further information is pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. The victim’s remains were transported to Tarrant County Examiners office for autopsy. The fire remains under investigation estimated value of damage is $10,000.
The investigation for the structure fire that occurred on May 6th, 2021 in the 1600 block of Peach is ongoing. The identity of the fire victim is pending the return of DNA evidence, and will be released after the notification of next of kin. Fire cause is still under investigation. The Abilene Fire Department and the Abilene Police Department are working in conjunction with one another, and will release any relevant information as it is determined.