On February 28, 2022 at approximately 7:32 a.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire located on the 4200 block of Ridgemont Drive. AFD fire crews arrived to heavy smoke and flames escaping from an exterior vent of the three story hotel structure. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. There was minor exterior damage to the structure. Fire investigation revealed a cooking fire occurred in the kitchen and had extended into the exhaust ducting igniting built up grease. Occupants of the structure were evacuated during firefighting operations and were unharmed. Damages are estimated at $10,000.