On June 21, 2023 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 500 block of ES 11th Street. Crews arrived to find a barn in the backyard fully involved with fire. A quick attack was made and the fire was brought under control within minutes. The barn was empty at the time of the fire and there were no injuries at this scene. It was determined by investigators that a recently used mower was stored under an overhang of the barn that ignited the structure. This fire is determined to be accidental and the estimated amount of damage is $10,000.