North Abilene house catches fire near Hardin-Simmons University


ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday evening in the 1400 block of Lowden Street.

The call was made around 5:05 p.m. and firefighters noted seeing heavy smoke billowing into the sky. The smoke was also visible from KTXS' studio. (PHOTOS)

Crews were able to get the fire extinguished by 5:30 p.m. The inside of the house sustained major damage from smoke and flames.

An AFD battalion chief told KTXS the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The homeowner reported that the house hadn't been inhabited in about two years.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will update this article when we know more.