Officials: Fire 'intentionally set' at north Abilene house


ABILENE, Texas - A fire earlier today at a home in the 1100 block of Ash Street in north Abilene was intentionally set, according to the Abilene Fire Department.

Fire officials are "currently seeking information on the person or persons responsible," a news release said late Monday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure about 6:40 a.m.

They found heavy smoke coming from the front and rear of the residence upon arrival.

The fire, which caused an estimated $3,000 in damages, was extinguished quickly, the release said.

No one was home at the time of the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Call Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-TIPS if you have any information about this fire.

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Around 6:45 a.m. Monday, Abilene firefighters were called out to a house fire on North 11th and Ash streets. Two people were inside. Both were able to make it out safely.

The fire started at the front of the house. Authorities were able to contain it to that location.

No injuries have been reported.

The total damage is not known, either.

KTXS will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.