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


Major Accident (Granbury)

Granbury Fire & Texas EMS – South Harbor Ct for a major accident, Vehicle versus building. Units on scene with a pick up partially into a building. 2 patients pinned between vehicle and building one patient pinned in vehicle.  EMS placing Air Medical on standby. A-13


Major Accident (Ft Worth)

Battalion 6, Quint 35, Engine 11, FWPD, and multiple MedStar units are working a major accident involving at least one vehicle and a school bus in front of Northwest High School, FM 156 and Texan Drive. MedStar is requesting three ambulances to the scene for multiple transports, but all injuries are reported to be minor.


Major Accident (Ellis County)

ESD #6 firefighters, Ellis County EMS Medic 162 and 505 (EMS Supervisor), Ellis County sheriffs and DPS troopers are working a major accident, reported as a possible auto pedestrian accident, near Butcher Road and Carlton Parkway north of Waxahachie. Medic 162 has launched CareFlite. CareFlite will be landing at Baylor Waxahachie to rendezvous with Medic 162.


Officer Involved Shooting (Dallas)

Dallas PD is investigating an officer involved shooting secondary to a traffic stop/foot pursuit in the 3700 block of W Davis St. According to scanner traffic, an officer pulled over a vehicle at the given location and one person ran on foot from the vehicle. The officer engaged in a foot pursuit and reported the suspect had a weapon. Shots fired. Dallas PD reports all officers are OK and the suspect has been transported to a local hospital. Please avoid this area.


Possible Drowning (Lake Lewisville) 3000 N I-35E

Possible Drowning (Lake Lewisville) 3000 N I-35E – Lewisville FD Dive Team on scene of the Northbound I-35 Bridge over Lake Lewisville. Reported person jumped from the highway bridge into the water. FD units on scene preparing to enter the water by boat. A3

Recovery made by LFD Dive Team. Victim being transported by boat to closest land access point for medic. A3

M165 enroute to Medical Center of Lewisville CPR in progress. A3


Fatality Crash involving Motorcycle (Arlington)

Arlington PD: The Arlington Police Department responded to a crash on Sunday, August 21, 2016 around 11:00 p.m. in the 2500 block of E. Abram Street. A motorcycle was traveling westbound on Abram Street when it collided with a tractor trailer that was pulling out onto the roadway. The commercial vehicle was towing a trailer and the motorcycle struck the rear of the trailer. The motorcycle operator was pronounced deceased at the scene while the driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured. Investigators will continue to look into the cause of the crash and examine the evidence from the roadway. It is believed that speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash.


Train Derailment Update (Roanoke)

An update to our post from last night. According to the City of Roanoke, Union Pacific announced Hwy 377 (1171 thru Bobcat Blvd) will remain closed & is expected to re-open at 8pm tonight. As of 6 am, 13 of the 26 derailed cars have been cleared, leaving 13 still to be cleared including 2 in the creek bed. Please continue to avoid this area.


Entrapment (Dallas)

Battalion 2, Engine 7, and other DFR units are working an entrapment incident involving a vehicle in the 5400 block of Bent Tree Drive. Person trapped by a vehicle. Urban Search and Rescue units requested to respond to assist with extrication. Battalion 2 is advising the patient it stable.


House Fire (Ft Worth)

E22 on scene in the 4100 blk of S Edgewood Terrace with a single story residential structure with heavy smoke showing. Working fire. E22 requesting next on company to assist with removing burglar bars from the windows for access.


HazMat Incident (Frisco)

Quint 6, Rescue 1, HazMat 1, and others are on scene of an unknown substance, possibly hazardous, leaking on FM 423. FM 423 is closed in all directions near Rockhill Parkway while units investigate the situation. Its best to avoid the area at this time.
Update – Situation is now under control. Substance has been neutralized and cleaned up. Units are clearing. Roadways are being opened


Large Grass Fire (Johnson County)

Cleburne, Joshua, Godley, and other FDs are working a large grass fire in the area of FM 4 and FM 2331 between Cleburne and Godley. Multiple departments have been requested to stage at the Lebanon Baptist Church on FM 4 to assist with the fire. Somervell County is sending multiple units.


Traumatic Injury (Hood County)

Indian Harbor FD and Texas EMS Medic 3 are working a traumatic injury near Heritage Trail and Cedar Crest Court. Reported to be a serious leg injury involving a large rock. CareFlite 9 will be landing near Heritage Trail and Highway 144 just south of Granbury. Avoid this area.


Major Accident (Dallas)

Engine 9, Engine 34, Rescue 54, and Dallas Sheriffs are working a major accident on eastbound CF Hawn Freeway between I20 and Beltline Road. DSO advising DFR ground transported one patient to Baylor Dallas with critical injuries. Major delays on eastbound 175.


Fatality Accident (Joshua)

Law enforcement is investigating a rollover accident this morning that resulted in the death of one person. The accident occurred around 8:45am this morning on N Broadway Street near Paula Street in Joshua proper. The victim has been identified as an elderly female.


Major Accident (Ellis County)

Italy FD, Forreston FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are all working a major accident on southbound I35E between Italy and Forreston. Italy FD is requesting two medical helicopters to the scene. Multiple vehicles involved with possible entrapment. All southbound lanes closed at this time. Avoid this area.


Structure Fire (Everman)

Everman FD is on scene with a working fire inside an apartment building in the 900 block of Coury Road. Fire knocked down. Edgecliff Village Engine 35 laying a supply line for Everman Engine 19. Forest Hill FD is on scene, and Rendon FD and Crowley FD are responding for additional mutual aid.


Motorcycle Accident (Keene)

Keene FD, Cleburne FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident involving a motorcycle at Highway 67 and Old Betsy Road. CareFlite is airlifting a patient from this crash to Harris Methodist Ft. Worth.


House Fire (Dallas)

Dallas Battalion Chief 1 is on scene at the 2500 blk of Arizona Ave. with a one-story frame house with heavy smoke showing. Command has requested police code 3 (lights/siren) to ‘assist with unruly citizens.’


Major Accident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire Rescue and Police are on scene of a major accident in the 4000 block of Forest Lane near Snow White Drive. Units initially launched CareFlite to the scene, but helicopter was disregarded by EMS supervisor on scene. DFR is ground transporting a patient with serious injuries, code 3 (lights/siren).


Rollover w/ Fire (Granbury)

Granbury Rescue 1, Texas EMS, and multiple law enforcement on scene of a rollover accident with vehicle reported to be on fire at 567 Loop between Granbury Hwy (377) and Archer Court. Multiple FDs have now been requested to assist with a growing grass fire as a result of this accident. 567 Loop is closed all directions. Requesting medical helicopter to the scene. Avoid this area.

Update – Air Evac 69 has been launched to the scene. At least one fatality is reported. Justice of the Peace is on scene.


Shooting (Arlington)

Arlington PD is investigating a shooting that occurred late last night in the 500 block of McQueary Street. Arlington EMS ground transported one juvenile patient to THR Arlington Memorial where CareFlite transferred to THR Harris Fort Worth. Patient was shot in the head. According to APD, he is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.


Rollover w/ Entrapment (McKinney)

McKinney Fire/EMS and PD are working a severe accident on W University/380 near Grassmere Lane. All eastbound and westbound lanes closed. Three medical helicopters have been requested to the scene. Its best to avoid this area! (Information: First Response Photography)

PHI Med 2 is airlifting to Medical Center of Plano and both CareFlite 6 and CareFlite 8 are airlifting patients to THR Presbyterian Plano.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Itasca)

Itasca FD, PD, CareFlite ground EMS and others on scene of a multiple vehicle accident with entrapment on I35W near FM 67. Multiple ground ambulances have been requested to the scene along with Air Evac 51 and CareFlite 7 helicopters. Mutual aid responding from Grandview FD and Covington FD. Major delays on both northbound and southbound I35W. Northbound I35W is closed and southbound is down to one lane.


Major Accident (Hurst)

Hurst Fire/EMS and Police are working a major accident, reported auto pedestrian crash, on eastbound 121 just east of Precinct Line Road. EMS is ground transporting at least one patient with serious injuries. PD has requested the accident investigation team. Expect heavy delays on eastbound 121 for at least the next hour or two.


Rollover Accident (Italy)

PIC – Italy FD, multiple Ellis County EMS units, and law enforcement all responded to a major rollover accident on southbound I35E near MM 384 in Italy. All southbound lanes closed. Air Evac airlifted one patient to Children’s Dallas with critical injuries. Several other patients also injured, at least one additional patient with serious injuries. (Picture: Chris Laurie)


Rollover Accident (Ennis)

Ennis FD, Alma FD, multiple Ellis County EMS units and law enforcement are working a rollover accident with several patients on southbound I45 near 287. All lanes closed. Air medical is on standby.

Four ambulances all transporting patients from the scene.


Pursuit End (Garland)

Garland PD has taken a suspect into custody from a police chase that went down PGBT and ended off Muirfield Road. Suspect fled on foot and ran into a house. GPD officers chased him down and took him into custody. DPS-101 helicopter was overhead assisting ground officers during the car and foot pursuits. Fantastic work guys!


Major Accident (Wise County)

Rhome FD and PD along with Wise County EMS, Wise County sheriffs deputies and DPS troopers are on scene of a major accident at Highway 287 and FM 3433. Medic 1 is ground transporting a patient to Wise Regional, code 3 priority 1 with CPR in progress.


Rollover Accident (Frisco/Plano)

Frisco FD/EMS, Plano FD/EMS, and DPS troopers are working a rollover accident on northbound Sam Rayburn Tollway near Preston Road. Multiple vehicles involved with one overturned. At least two patients with serious to critical injuries. Frisco Battalion 1 has command and Truck 2, Engine 2, and Medic 8 are all working along with Plano Engine 7, Medic 7, and Truck 8. Expect heavy delays in this area.


Aircraft Emergency (DFW Airport)

American Airlines Flight 438 from KDFW to KSEA has returned to DFW Airport following an in flight emergency with possible engine fire. The plane has just landed back at KDFW and DFW Airport DPS personnel are assessing the situation. Residents in Arlington, the Mid-Cities, and Denton may have seen a plane with smoke or fire showing from one of the engines.


Search (Irving)

Irving PD and Dallas Sheriffs are looking for a suspect who fled on foot from the end of a police chase in north Irving near Hidden Ridge Drive. The search is concentrated near St. Regis Drive. Avoid this area and stay indoors if you live in the neighborhood. 


Hot Pursuit (Dallas)

Plano PD and Dallas Sheriffs are in high speed pursuit eastbound I20 approaching 175. DPS-101 helicopter overhead.
Update – One suspect in custody after bailing from vehicle near the 800 block of Hall Road in Seagoville.


Auto Pedestrian (Ft Worth)

Truck 2, Engine 2, MedStar, and multiple FWPD units are working a reported auto pedestrian accident on eastbound I30 just before I35W. Reports indicate a person got out of a vehicle stopped on the shoulder and was struck by a passing vehicle. MedStar is ground transporting the patient to JPS, critical injuries.


Major Accident (Keene)

Keene FD/EMS and multiple CareFlite ground ambulances are on scene of a major accident with multiple people injured on Highway 67 near Old Betsy Road. CareFlite air has been launched from Fort Worth. Delays on Highway 67 in both directions.

CareFlite air has been canceled, patient will be ground transported.


Search (Arlington)

Arlington PD with assistance from Dallas PD Air-1 helicopter are currently searching for a subject near Chambers Creek Lane and Lake Jackson Drive in far south Arlington just north of Timberview High School. K-9 is en route to assist with the search. Subject is on foot. Please avoid this area and watch for PD responding to this incident.

Officers are still searching for this subject, just north of Timberview High School. He has been spotted so they know he is in this area. A large perimeter has been set up. Heavy PD activity in this area.


Large Grass Fire (Collin Co)

Celina FD and multiple mutual aid departments are working a large grass fire in the 11000 block of CR 58. Mutual aid from Prosper, Frisco, Gunter, Anna, Melissa, Van Alstyne, Pilot Point, Aubrey, Weston, Plano, and McKinney all requested.


Vehicle Fire w/ Highway Closure (Dallas)

Engine 47 is advising of a vehicle fire northbound I35E near Commonwealth, requesting Dallas Sheriffs to closed all northbound and southbound lanes of I35E near Inwood. Vehicle is fully involved. There is a pole down in the southbound lanes. EMS arriving on scene to assess injuries. Expect substantial delays.

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