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Accident w/ Entrapment (Krum)

Around 5am this morning, Krum FD was called to a major accident with entrapment at FM 1173 and Lovers Lane. Krum Chief 582 first on scene with a single vehicle major damage. Vehicle hit a telephone pole and fence. One occupant on the ground and one occupant trapped in the vehicle. Engine 581 had extrication. Medic 582 and Denton EMS Medic 5 transported both patients to Denton Regional, serious traumatic injuries to both. Air medical was not available due to weather.

Water Rescues (DFW)

Its been a busy morning across north Texas with multiple swift water rescues. Dallas Fire Rescue swift water rescue team rescued two individuals from a high water situation at California Crossing park. Irving FD reported around 7 vehicles stranded in high water overnight near N. Beltline and Grande Bulevar Blvd. Prosper FD and Little Elm FD with assistance from state assets worked a high water rescue this morning in Prosper near Legacy Drive and Parvin Road. There have been several other high water rescues throughout north Texas. Remember, if you drive through high water across the roadway and get stuck or even worse swept away, you then endanger the lives of emergency responders who have to rescue you. Turn around – don’t drown.

SWAT Incident (Lewisville)

*Delayed for personnel safety* Lewisville PD and SWAT have resolved a barricaded person incident at the Platinum Castle Hills apartments on Windhaven Parkway. The standoff between a suicidal & armed individual and police started earlier this morning near 10:30am. Suspect is in custody at this time. Remember, DFW Scanner​ does not post active SWAT calls or other major police situations until the incident has been resolved.

Triple Fatality Accident (Hurst)

Hurst FD/EMS, Hurst PD, Fort Worth FD and MedStar are working a major accident with rollover and three fatalities at SH 121 and 820. Reported car crashed off the overpass and landed on highway. Still confirming direction of travel. Its best to avoid the SH 121 and 820 interchange.

Fire in a Restaurant (Plano)

Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 11, Truck 1, Truck 4, Medic 1, Battalions 1 & 2 are working a structure fire at Abuelo’s, 3420 Central Expressway. Restaurant has been evacuated. Possible fire in the ceiling. Interior crews are working to pull insulation and locate source of smoke inside.

Fire at a School (Colleyville)

Colleyville FD along with mutual aid departments are working a structure fire at Bransford Elementary School, 601 Glade Road. Reported fire out in one room. Sprinklers activated with some light smoke still in the school. Evacuations have been completed. No reports of injuries. Please avoid the scene.

Flooding (far North Fort Worth)

Areas along Highway 114 in far north Fort Worth are under water due to heavy morning rains. D Mart, a convenience store located on Highway 114 just west of 156, is reportedly flooded (Picture on social media). The school bus accident is just east of this location. The roadway is flooded. John Day Road is also flooded out just south of Highway 114 as is the 500 block of Keller Haslet Road, both in the Haslet area. Turn around – don’t drown!

School Bus Accident (Ft Worth)

FWFD Engine 11 is on scene with an accident involving a school bus on Highway 114 just east of 156 (Blue Mound Rd). Quint 35 is responding to shut down lanes of Highway 114. Justin FD is also responding to this accident. Unknown injuries at this time. The school bus is upright.

Potential for Flooding (Denton Co, Krum)

Fire and police personnel are back in the area of Odneal Road to warn residents of the potential for additional flooding. Evacuations might be needed as more rainfall is expected the next several hours. As far as we have heard, no evacuations have been given at this time. If you live west of Krum, you need to closely monitor the situation throughout the morning (especially if you were flooded last week).

Structure Fire (Collin County)

Multiple Collin County FDs are working a 2 story house fire in the 12000 block of County Road 220. Reported lightning strike to a large 2 story house. Heavy fire throughout the attic. Anna, Melissa, Celina, Weston, Van Alstyne, and Gunter FDs on scene battling the blaze.

Officer Involved Shooting (Arlington)

Arlington PD is investigating an officer involved shooting in the 5700 block of Longhorn Lane. This is related to the earlier police pursuit we posted around 2:30pm. Reported burglary suspect tried to run over an officer. Officer gave chase in vehicle to I20, but lost sight on westbound I20 near 287. A person inside the home was OK and did not need EMS. Arlington PD are working this as an officer involved shooting.

Manhunt (DFW Airport)

DFW Airport police and Bedford K-9 are searching for at least one suspect involved in a reported theft incident at a gas well site west of the Airport. Reported suspect on the loose in the woods between 360 and the Airport. Ground units are requesting assistance from Fort Worth or Dallas police helicopters.

*Update – Search is being suspended at this time. The investigation will continue.

Flooded Area (Johnson County)

Johnson County Emergency Management is reporting multiple high water vehicle and structure rescues in the Alvarado area. Alvarado FD is reporting “feet” of water over I35. Johnson County EM states that travel conditions are not safe east of I35 to 287, and north of Highway 67 to FM 917. This includes Alvarado, Lillian, and south Mansfield.

Officer Involved Shooting (Grand Prairie)

Info from Grand Prairie Police​: At about 6:20 p.m., a Grand Prairie Police Officer working an off duty assignment near the 1800 block of Southeast 14th was notified of a disturbance involving people fighting with weapons. The officer found the men fighting and ordered them to drop their weapons. Two individuals with poles dropped the weapons but one suspect with a large rock, refused and aggressively moved towards the officer. The officer retreated to the rear of his patrol car while giving numerous commands for the suspect to drop the rock. The suspect raised the rock to strike the officer and the officer fired his weapon to prevent the suspect from striking him.

The investigation revealed that the suspect had assaulted a female with the large rock prior to the officers arrival. Witnesses also stated passing motorists attempted to stop the suspect from continued assaults on the female.

The first responding officers immediately began to treat the suspects injuries by applying a tourniquet to his leg, most likely saving the suspects life.

The suspect, a Hispanic male in his 30’s, was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to recover.

Major Accident (Wise Co, Rhome)

Rhome FD, Wise County EMS, and law enforcement are on scene of an accident involving at least one 18 wheeler affecting northbound and southbound 287 near 114 in Rhome. Only the shoulder gets by on southbound 287. A jack-knifed 18 wheeler has also crashed on the northbound side off the roadway. Expect delays in this area.

Auto vs. Building (Dallas)

Multiple DFR and DPD units are on scene of a vehicle into a residential apartment building in the 1700 block of W. 10th Street. Unknown injuries at this time. Dispatched as possible entrapment. Substantial damage to the structure.

Rollover Accident (Frisco)

Battalion 1, Engine 1 on scene of a rollover accident southbound Preston Road near Centenary Way. Vehicle upside down in the median. No entrapment. Serious injuries reported. CareFlite was on standby, but has been disregarded. Will transport to Medical Center of Plano via ground.

Motorcycle Accident (Dallas)

Dallas PD and Dallas County Sheriffs are on scene of a motorcycle accident near I35E and Woodall Rogers. Motorcycle reportedly hit wall on the exit ramp to go towards the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and fell off the overpass. Rider landed in a small field near the McDonald’s off Riverfront Blvd and Continental Ave. Dallas PD reports major injuries. Dallas Fire is also on scene to transport.

Fatal Accidents Update (Johnson County)

A sad follow-up on two different fatal accidents yesterday in Johnson County.

The first occurred on northbound I35W near US-67 in Alvarado. According to APD, a vehicle traveling southbound I35W hydroplaned into oncoming lanes of NB I35W. A young 10 year old girl was killed in this accident.

The second occurred on Highway 174 between Rio Vista and Cleburne near CR 1112. The accident involved at least 3 vehicles with major damage, from what we heard. A 24-year-old woman died at the scene. A 38-year-old male was airlifted to Harris downtown, but died at the hospital.

Our prayers are with these victim’s families.


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