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Fire destroys Abilene home

Published On: Mar 15 2014 08:05:10 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

A fire destroyed an Abilene man’s Jeanette Street home Saturday morning.

A total of eight fire department units reported to the scene to fight the fire around 9:45 a.m. Saturday. It took firefighters nearly 20 minutes to fully extinguish the flames.

Firefighters said the cause of the fire was a cigarette that had not been properly disposed of.

The homeowner sustained minor injuries.