On November 19th, 2020 at approximately 1:26 a.m., the Abilene Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at the 7000 block of Spring Water Avenue. Crews arrived to find a house with smoke and flames showing at the rear of the residence. The fire was located in the rear porch area, fire crews conducted a fast attack extinguishing the fire which had extended into the attic space. There were 5 residents home at the time of the fire, all residents were able to evacuate the residence safely. The fire is determined to be accidental due to an improperly disposed of cigarette. The estimated value of loss and damage is $45,000.