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Gas Leak (Frisco)

8 homes have been evacuated near Ridgetop Circle and Milestone Ridge Road due to a natural gas leak. Line hit by a construction crew. FFD and ATMOS on scene.

*Update – Residents can return to homes. Leak stopped. FD is clear of the scene.

Police Activity (Arlington)

From Arlington PD regarding police presence near Lake Arlington: “Around noon today, we responded to bank robbery in the 700 block of W. Sublett. Officers are now in the 7000 block Smugglers Cove – we have reason to believe that the suspect may be in this area. Officers have surrounded a location and are attempting to make contact with the suspect.”

*UPDATE* – Arlington PD: Reference the police activity near 7700 Smugglers Cove, we have suspect in custody. Investigation will continue on alleged robbery offense.

Fatal Accident (Wise Co, Slidell)

Fatal 18 Wheeler Rollover vs. Vehicle (Wise Co, Slidell) Engine 120, Wise Co EMS on scene, 18 wheeler on its side vs. a vehicle with major damage at FM 51 and FM 455. FM 51 will be shut down. Dispatched as possible entrapment. Air Evac 68 is on standby. Decatur FD en route as mutual aid. EMS on scene requesting the Justice of the Peace due to fatality. Updates:

*Update – Medic 1 launching Air Evac 68. 9:55am

Multi-Injury Incident (Saginaw)

Saginaw Station 14 and MedStar are on scene at Highland Middle School, 20+ kids stung by bees, at least 1 of the patients has serious injuries.

*Update – MedStar reporting 20 (not 24 as they said originally) patients non serious, 1 patient with serious injuries.

Fatal Rollover Accident (Grand Prairie)

Battalion 1 and multiple GPFD, GPPD units are working a major accident on EB I20 feeder road near 161. Rollover accident. Air medical has been launched.

*Update – CareFlite helicopter disregarded. Fatality accident with entrapment. EB I20 under 161 in the grass median between feeder and highway. Expect lane closure for accident investigation.

Vehicle Fire (Richardson)

Richardson PD has just closed NB US-75 at Midpark due to a major vehicle fire in the NB lanes near Spring Valley. Expect to see smoke and encounter delays.

2:27pm *Update – Accident involves at least an overturned vehicle and a mower on a trailer. Appears the riding lawn mower and trailer caught fire. Left lane now open.

Severe Accident (Gainesville)

Major Accident w/ Entrapment, Multiple EMS Helicopters Launch (Gainesville) Gainesville FD, Cooke County EMS and PD are working a very major accident with multiple medical helicopters requested on I35 near FM 1202 in front of the Gainesville outlet malls. Unknown number of helicopters requested – reports of up to 5. 2 landing now. Accident affects both NB and SB lanes. Expect major delays. Updates to follow. A1

*Update – This is reported to be a head-on collision. Unknown number of injured. At least 2 helicopters have left the scene en route to trauma centers in the DFW Metroplex.

*Update – Reports of 8-9 patients involved. Serious injuries are reported. 5 helicopters were requested.


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