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Local emergencies & public safety incidents in the Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas area


Fatal Motorcycle Accident (North Richland Hills)

On Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm, North Richland Hills Police were dispatched to Rufe Snow Dr. at Iron Horse Blvd. reference a major accident. Upon arrival officers located a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a motorcycle with significant damage. The initial investigation indicates the motorcycle was traveling north bound on Rufe Snow Dr. approaching Iron Horse Blvd. The SUV was west bound on Trinidad from a stop sign, when it entered the roadway of Rufe Snow to cross. As the SUV entered the roadway, the vehicle struck the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was transported by ground ambulance from the scene to an area hospital, but did not survive their injuries. The driver of the SUV did not have any reports of injuries. At this time, it is unknown whether speed was a factor in the case. North Richland Hills PD


Apartment Fire (Dallas)

Engine 29 is on scene with smoke showing from the top floor of a two story apartment building at 12111 Audelia Road. Pulling a line. Battalion 2, Battalion 4, Engine 28, Engine 57, Truck 37, and Truck 57 are all assigned to the fire.


Accident w/ Highway Closure (Forreston)

Forreston FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident involving multiple vehicles on southbound I35E just south of Forreston. Reports of at least one 18 wheeler involved as well. Unknown injuries. Southbound lanes of I35E are now closed and being directed to Highway 77 in Forreston proper. Its best to avoid this area.


Rescue Incident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are on scene of a reported rescue incident in the 200 block of W. 8th Street near the Bishop Arts district. Urban Search and Rescue along with Swift Water Rescue units are on scene. Dallas PD reports 300 block of N. Zang Blvd is also impacted. Avoid this area.


Shooting (Arlington)

Multiple Arlington PD units, Arlington FD Quint 7, Engine 7, and Arlington EMS are investigating a shooting in front of the Parks at Treepoint Apartments; 6601 Treepoint Drive. One person is deceased on the scene. Major investigation in progress. Avoid this area.


Structure Fire (Plano)

Engine 2, Medic 2 are on scene with black smoke showing from a car dealership building in the 1000 block of Coit Road. Reported to be a Chevrolet dealership. Working fire has been declared. Truck 5 and Engine 5 are now also on scene. Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 12, Engine 4, Medic 2, Truck 4, and Utility 12 are also assigned.


House Fire (Ft Worth)

Engine 31 is on scene with heavy fire showing from a one story house in the 10000 block of Chadbourne Road. Reported fire in the garage. Battalion 6, Quint 38, Engine 38, Engine 37, Quint 35, and Safety 1 are all assigned to the working fire. Avoid this area.


House Fire (Plano)

Truck 4 and Engine 4 are on scene of a working house fire in the 3300 block of Snidow Court. Engine 4 pulling a line. Truck 4 working on ventilation. Engine 10 now on scene pulling a second line. Fire thru the roof of a large two story house. Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Engine 12, Engine 8, Truck 8, Medic 10, and Utility 12 are also assigned to this fire.


18 Wheeler Rollover (Ellis County)

Forreston FD, Medic 172 on scene of an overturned 18 wheeler on northbound I35E just north of Forreston proper near the old rest area. 18 wheeler rolled over. Dispatched as possible ejection. Units have requested launch of air medical to the scene. Air Evac 51 has been launched from Hillsboro. Avoid this area.


Fatal Motorcycle Accident (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is investigating an earlier fatal motorcycle accident in the 4700 block of Boat Club Road. Fort Worth PD, FD, and MedStar responded to the scene just after 7:30pm this evening reportedly involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. CPR in progress on one patient at the scene. MedStar ground transported the patient to Harris downtown, but the injuries were too severe.


Major Accident (Parker County)

Greenwood FD, multiple Lifecare EMS units, and law enforcement are on scene of a major accident with multiple people injured at Mineral Wells Highway and S FM 113. Air Evac 69 and CareFlite 3 have been launched to the scene. Three ground ambulances also requested.


House Fire (Ft Worth)

Engine 1 is on scene with heavy fire showing from a one story house in the 1200 block of E. Peach St. Working fire declared. Battalion 2, Truck 1, Engine 2, Engine 19, Engine 5, Engine 12, Safety 1, Squad 2, and others assigned to the fire.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Pantego)

Pantego Quint 1 is on scene of a major accident with entrapment in the 3000 block of W. Park Row near Duff Drive. Requesting Arlington FD for extrication assistance. Battalion 1 and Truck 1 are responding. Also requesting an additional ambulance and engine to the scene. Avoid this area.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Ennis)

Ennis FD has just completed extrication on the scene of a major accident with entrapment on northbound I45 near MM 251 / Creechville Road. Ennis PD and Ellis County EMS are also on scene. PHI Air Medical has been launched to the scene for air transport.


House Fire (Plano)

Plano Engine 13 is on scene with smoke showing from a two story house in the 6600 block of Terrace Mill Lane. Working fire declared. Smoke is coming from the attic. Pulling a 2 1/2 line into the front door for fire attack.


Rescue (Frisco)

Frisco FD units are currently working to rescue an injured construction worker near Hazelnut Drive and Washburne Drive. Reported to be a construction worker fell from scaffolding. Truck 4 raising the bucket and requesting a stokes basket. Rescue in progress.

Update – Rescue completed. No major injuries reported.


Fatality Accident (Dallas)

Dallas PD is investigating a fatality accident involving a motorcycle on eastbound LBJ near Royal Lane. Eastbound lanes of 635 are backed up to 75. Dispatched around 1pm as a motorcycle accident with ejection. Its best to find another route.


Electrocution (Parker County)

CareFlite 3 has lifted from the scene of a reported electrocution incident in the 100 block of Thompson Road. Spring Creek FD Engine 44 and Command 44, Lifecare EMS Medic 12 and EMS 10 responded. CareFlite 3 is airlifting one patient to Parkland.


Fire (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue units are on scene of a fire near the 14000 block of Kleberg Road, requesting Dallas PD’s Air-1 helicopter to assist in locating access to the fire. This is in far southeast Dallas.


Fire (Dallas)

Engine 30 is on scene of a large mulch pile burning in the area of Walnut Hill and Goodnight Ln. Requesting a full alarm response. Heavy smoke visible from this fire.


Apartment Fire (Plano)

Battalion 1 and Engine 6 are on scene with fire and smoke showing from the interior of an apartment building in the 300 block of Legacy Drive. Engine 6 making a fast attack. Evacuation of the building is in progress.


Trauma Injury (Cleburne)

Cleburne Battalion 185, Truck 185, Engine 185, CareFlite ground EMS, and Cleburne PD are on scene of a traumatic injury in the 700 block of Chase Ave. Reported pediatric patient hit by a vehicle. CareFlite air has been launched to the scene. 


Structure Fire (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue is on scene of a working house fire in the 1400 block of Foxgrove Circle. Unknown sizeup at this time. Battalion 1, Battalion 3, Engine 31, Engine 48, Engine 53, Truck 39, Truck 53, and Rescue 5 all assigned.


Construction Accident (Frisco)

Frisco Fire/EMS are on scene of a reported long fall at a construction site near John Hickman Pkwy. and Frisco Green Ave. Frisco Medic 3 is ground transporting a patient to Medical Center of Plano, trauma alert. Serious and potentially critical injuries reported.


Officer Involved Shooting (Dallas)

On May 12, 2017, at about 8:58 am, Dallas officers from the Crime Response Team responded to the 8300 block of Reva Street after receiving information from undercover officers that a wanted female was at the location. When the uniformed officers arrived, they observed the female they believed to be wanted sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with a male sitting in the front driver seat and another male sitting in the back seat. While officers were attempting to identify the female passenger, the male passenger sitting in the rear seat exited the vehicle after being told repeatedly by officers to remain seated. The male suspect then engaged in a physical confrontation with the officers. The suspect was able to gain control of one of the officer’s taser causing an officer to draw their firearm and shoot the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition. There were no officers injured.


Officer Involved Shooting (Arlington)

Arlington PD is on scene of an officer involved shooting situation secondary to a barricaded person incident near the 600 block of E. Front St. and E. Division St. APD reports they were on scene negotiating with a subject barricaded in a vehicle. At some point, the situation lead to an officer involved shooting. All officers are OK. One suspect has been transported to the hospital, condition unknown. Avoid this area.


18 Wheeler Rollover w/ Fire (Ft Worth)

Battalion 6, Engine 34, Engine 37, Rescue 38, MedStar, and FWPD are all working a major accident involving an overturned 18 wheeler on fire southbound I35W near Golden Triangle. All northbound and southbound lanes are closed according to TxDOT. HazMat has been called to the scene. Expect a long closure. AVOID!


Shooting (Arlington)

Arlington PD and FD/EMS are working a shooting at a restaurant in the 6500 block of S Cooper Street. A crime scene has been established at the Zona Caliente bar and restaurant. At least three injured, two reported to have fatal injuries. AVOIS THIS AREA.
Update – APD confirms two shooting victims, one is believed to be the shooter.


Structure Fire (Mesquite)

Mesquite FD is working a fully involved structure fire in the 1000 block of Tripp Road near N. Galloway Ave. Defensive operations in progress. Reported to be a daycare building. Heavy fire and smoke showing. Avoid this area.


SWAT Incident (Haslet)

*Delayed for officer safety* Law Enforcement has taken a suspect into custody from a barricaded person incident in the Brentwood Estates area of Haslet. The incident had been ongoing since this morning. The suspect has just surrendered and is in police custody. Remember: DFW Scanner delays posting SWAT incidents until they’ve been resolved for officer and personnel safety.


Major Accident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are working a major accident involving at least three vehicles on southbound Preston Road between Spring Valley and Belt Line. Three vehicles involved with major damage. Extrication is in progress. Its best to avoid this area.


Cutting (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is investigating a reported cutting incident at CF Brewer High School, 1025 W. Loop 820 near White Settlement. One person is in custody. A cutting victim has been transported to the hospital in serious condition, per MedStar. The school is on lockdown for precaution.


Officer Involved Shooting (Irving)

The Irving Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at approximately 6:18am in the 1400 block of S. Story Road. Officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance after the female victim called 911 to report that the male suspect was trying to kill her with a knife. The suspect had cut the victim and barricaded them both in an upstairs bedroom. When officers arrived on scene they heard screaming from inside the home and forced open an exterior door. Once inside, officers then had to force open a bedroom door and found the suspect holding the victim at knifepoint. The suspect refused to comply with commands to drop two large knifes and release the victim. A less-than-lethal use of force was not effective. Due to the victim and officers being in imminent danger of being seriously injured or killed, one officer discharged his duty weapon striking the suspect. The victim was transported to Parkland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was also transported to Parkland Hospital but was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:15am. The officers involved in the situation were not injured.


Search (North Richland Hills)

North Richland Hills PD has a perimeter set up in the area of Holiday Lane and Mid Cities Blvd. searching for a subject on foot. Aggravated assault suspect. Ground units are reporting the subject jumped a fence near Connie Ln. and Holiday Ln. and ran east towards Sable Ln. There are multiple police officers in the area looking for him. Updates when we have them. If you live in this immediate area, stay inside and call 9-1-1 if you see or hear anything suspicious.


Shooting (Denton)

Denton Police are investigating a reported shooting incident in the woods behind Mack Park near 1700 E McKinney Street. One victim taken to the hospital in unknown condition. After a thorough search by ground and air units, DPD believes the suspect has fled the scene and is no longer in the area. Expect police activity in this area.


Shooting (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is investigating an earlier shooting incident in the parking lot of Ridgmar Mall near 1888 Green Oaks Road. FWPD received a 911 call around 5:40pm stating someone was shooting at a vehicle at the listed location. One person was found with gunshot wounds, and taken by ground ambulance to Harris downtown. The victim has died as result of her injuries. 


SWAT Incident (Hurst)

*Delayed for officer safety* Hurst Police officers have taken a suspect into custody from a police standoff in the 1100 block of Hurstview Drive between Pipeline and Bedford Euless roads. One person was contained inside the residence. Just a few moments ago, the suspect surrendered peacefully and is in custody, according to Hurst Police. The scene is now clear. Reminder: DFW Scanner does not post SWAT incidents while active.


Structure Fire (Arlington)

Battalion 1, Engine 5, and other AFD units are on scene with smoke showing from a two story residential apartment building in the 2500 block of Hollandale Circle. Working fire declared. Engine 5 pulling a line for fire attack.


Active Shooter (Dallas)

Dallas PD is working an active shooter situation near 3200 block of Reynolds Ave in east Dallas. AVOID THIS AREA. Additional updates will be delayed for officer safety. Please do not comment any details.

*UPDATE – Dallas PD confirms one Dallas firefighter has been shot and transported to Baylor Hospital.

2:10pm *UPDATE – Update from City of Dallas: DFR arrived on the scene where a civilian had been shot and immediately began treatment. During this time, the suspect, approached the area then opened fire; ultimately a EMT paramedic was wounded. Observing the condition of the EMT paramedic, DPD transported him to Baylor Hospital where he remains in critical, but stable condition. DPD SWAT is searching for the suspect who they believe is still in the vicinity.

4:13pm – *UPDATE – Dallas Mayor reports the injured DFR paramedic is out of surgery and in the ICU. The first victim, a civilian whom the paramedic was treating on the scene, is also in the ICU. The threat to the neighborhood is over. A police robot located two individuals deceased inside a nearby home; one of these bodies is believed to be the shooter.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Johnson County)

Multiple patients have been airlifted from a major crash a little earlier this morning at Highway 67 and CR 1119 near the Johnson County / Somervell County line. Bono FD, Cleburne FD, Somervell County FD, multiple helicopters and ground ambulances responded to the scene around 8am. Units arrived to find multiple people trapped and at least two vehicles involved. Three CareFlite helicopters landed at the scene and transported patients to area hospitals. Reports of serious injuries.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Alvarado)

Alvarado FD, PD, and CareFlite ground Medic 903 are on scene of a major accident with entrapment near Percifield Trail South and Highway 67. Medic 903 reported at least two vehicles involved, one in the ditch with major damage and entrapment. CareFlite will be landing at the scene shortly.


Major Accident (Kaufman County)

Terrell FD, Forney FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and DPS troopers are on scene of a major accident eastbound Highway 80 between Terrell and Forney. Air medical has been launched to the scene. Major delays on both sides of Highway 80. Its best to find another route.


Water Emergency (Frisco)

Several Frisco Fire and EMS units are on scene of a water pipe break at Baylor Scott and White Centennial Hospital. Multiple ambulances and the AmBus multi-patient vehicle have been requested to the scene to assist with patient evacuation from the facility. Frisco’s Command Unit is also responding to the scene.


Apartment Fire (Ft Worth)

Battalion 5, Quint 23, Engine 23, and other FWFD units are on scene of a working fire in an apartment building in the 4300 block of Old Benbrook Road. Battalion 1, Quint 16, Engine 16, Engine 18, Engine 39, Engine 30, Safety 1, and Utility 7 all assigned to the fire.


Major Accident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are working a vehicle vs. 18 wheeler crash on westbound 635 near Greenville Ave. All lanes of WB 635 are closed due to this crash. Dispatched as possible entrapment. Use extreme caution in this area, especially with a severe storm effecting the area.


Fatality Accident (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a major crash investigation involving a motorcycle in the 4600 block of W. Sublett Road around 7:17 p.m. Investigators believe that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound and attempted to pass another vehicle when the operator lost control and struck a curb. The motorcycle operator was ejected and struck a pole near the roadway. The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.


Major Accident (Alvarado)

Alvarado FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident involving two vehicles on Highway 67 between Alvarado and Keene. CareFlite has landed at the scene for air transport.

CareFlite is airlifting one patient to Harris downtown. Restrained driver in a vehicle crash with extrication.


Officer Involved Shooting (Ft Worth)

Several FWPD units are on scene of an officer involved shooting near the 3900 block of Mt. Vernon Ave. on the east side. FWPD was called to the location at around 5:20pm to investigate someone walking around with a gun, possibly intoxicated. The situation has transpired to an officer involved shooting. All officers are OK. More details when released.


Pursuit (Ft Worth)

Dalworthington Gardens PD, Pantego PD, and Arlington PD are on scene of a vehicle pursuit that ended near I30 and Cooks Lane.At least one suspect (possibly more) has fled on foot in the woods south of I30 between Ederville Road and the interstate. Fort Worth PD’s Air-1 is en route to assist ground units in the search. Arlington PD reports multiple burglary suspects are on the loose: Suspects are a male wearing ball cap, white shirt, blue jeans & a white female pink tank top & a third male suspect black windbreaker.


Traffic Alert (Denton)

Denton PD reports all main lanes of northbound and southbound I35E have been CLOSED due to a downed power line on the roadway near Post Oak Drive. There is no time estimate of reopen. Its best to find another route!


Fatal Incident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are on scene of an unknown situation involving a mobile tower near the 1700 block of Arts Plaza (downtown area). Units are requesting the Medical Examiner for one person deceased on scene. It’s best to avoid this area while emergency crews investigate the scene.

Update – This is a reported crane collapse at the base of a mobile tower. Other details are not known at this time.


Major Accident (Ennis)

Ennis Truck 192, Engine 192, Ellis County Medic 192, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident southbound I45 near the 287 interchange. Medic 192 reports at least two vehicles involved. Major damage. Air medical launched, but was disregarded. Three ambulances have been called to the scene.


Shooting (Dallas)

Multiple Dallas PD units are working a shooting at a multi-story building in the 8300 block of LBJ Freeway Service Road near Schroeder Road. Units are working to clear the building at this time. This is an active scene. AVOID this area.


18 Wheeler Fire (Waxahachie)

Waxahachie Fire Dept. and Police are on scene of a fully involved 18 wheeler fire on southbound I35E at 287. This will be in front of Baylor Waxahachie hospital. The 18 wheeler is fully engulfed in flames. All southbound lanes are closed. Requesting tankers to the scene for water supply assistance. Its best to avoid this area.


Major Accident (Arlington)

Quint 8, Engine 8, Arlington EMS Medic 8, and Arlington PD are on scene of a major accident westbound I30 just before Cooper St. Medic 8 is ground transporting one patient to JPS. This was dispatched as a major crash with ejection.


Major Accident (Johnson County)

Rio Vista FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident in the 2900 block of County Road 1110 near County Road 1219. CareFlite has lifted off the scene transporting one patient into Fort Worth. Dispatched as a vehicle in the ditch with possible entrapment. One person was declared deceased on the scene.


Shooting (Burleson)

Burleson FD and PD along with several other law enforcement are on scene of a reported shooting incident near the Jack in the Box on SW Wilshire. CareFlite will be airlifting one gunshot victim to JPS. Circumstances are not known at this time. Expect heavy police presence in this area.


Fatal Motorcycle Accident (Ft Worth)

Engine 31, Engine 37, MedStar EMS, and multiple Fort Worth PD officers are on scene of a motorcycle accident at N. Beach St. and Heritage Trace Parkway. Reported vehicle and motorcycle involved. One patient is deceased on the scene. A second patient is being transported to JPS with major trauma injuries.


House Explosion (Navarro County)

A little bit outside of our coverage area, but multiple agencies are on scene of a house explosion along Highway 31 near Dawson, TX in south Navarro County. The Navarro County Office of Emergency Management reports four people have been rescued from the house so far, and a 5th rescue is in progress.


Major Accident (Terrell)

Terrell FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and others are on scene of a major accident near FM 986 and CR 249 in far north Kaufman County. CareFlite has landed at the scene for air transport.

Update – CareFlite airlifting one person to Parkland.


18 Wheeler Crash (Denton)

Denton Fire-Rescue and Police are working a major accident involving an 18 wheeler and fuel spill on northbound I35 just north of the I35 E/W split. Only the right lane is open. Major delays extending onto both northbound I35E and I35W.


Rollover Accident (Collin County)

Melissa FD, Anna FD, Collin County EMS, multiple law enforcement are on scene of a rollover accident involving a commercial vehicle on Highway 121 at Highway 5. All lanes of 121 are closed. PHI Med 2 is airlifting a patient to Medical Center of Plano. Possible ejection.