At approximately 8:38 p.m. on August 8th 2020, the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 3100 block of South 7th street. Crews arrived on scene to find a residence fully involved with heavy fire and smoke showing. The fire was threatening other homes in the area and a second alarm was quickly requested. Fire crews protected the exposures and conducted a defensive fire attack on the initial fire structure. The fire was ultimately extinguished with the house sustaining heavy damage. One resident was home at the time of the fire but was able to exit without injury, two canines succumbed to heat and smoke inside the residence and were removed for proper disposal by animal control. Estimated loss is determined to be $60,000. The fire remains under investigation at this time. In total 24 Abilene Fire Department personnel responded including two ladder trucks, four engines and four command staff vehicles.