On Monday, September 11, 2023 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire located in the 2700 block of S 10th Street. The first arriving fire units found heavy fire on the exterior back porch that had extended to the exterior of the structure. The fire had also intruded into the attic space of the residence. No occupants were home at the time of the incident. Fire crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, minimizing interior fire damage. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Fire damage is estimated at $30,000.