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


Great Story!

4 Flower Mound firefighters were building a deck in Allen this afternoon and noticed a column of black smoke nearby. They went a street over to see what it was and found a pool pump on fire! The guys grabbed a hose and doused the flames. No injuries and the off duty firefighters were able to handle the fire before it destroyed anything else! Great job guys!! They’ve even got a picture to prove it:

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3 Alarm Fire (Irving)

3 Alarm Apartment Fire (Irving) Irving FD is working a large 3 alarm apartment fire off San Jacinto Dr. Unknown exact location. Aerial operations in progress, very active fire conditions. No additional info.


1 Alarm Hi-Rise Fire (Dallas)

4900 Greenville Ave. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 37 is out with a 15 story hi-rise building with smoke on the 14th floor. Engine 37 has requested a full box alarm plus an additional truck company (3 engines, 3 trucks, 2 battalion chiefs and a rescue) to the scene. Additional units incoming.


Rollover w/ Ejection (Parker Co)

Rollover Accident w/ Ejection (Parker County) Earlier this morning, Springtown FD, La Junta FD, Reno FD, LifeCare EMS and Air Evac 68 all responded to a rollover accident with ejection near Jay Bird Ln and Knob Hill Rd. Air Evac 68 flew 1 to JPS with reported critical injuries.


Great job APD!

Fantastic job, Alvarado PD! This morning, just after midnight, Alvarado Police Officers were notified that a 2011 Chevy Truck had just been stolen from the 8200 block of Happy Trails, a residence just outside the city limits. Officers believed that whoever had taken the vehicle would likely be heading towards the interstate. Soon the officer’s belief was verified and the vehicle was located as it attempted to go on to IH35W northbound, towards Fort Worth. The suspect, later identified as Richard Brian Tatum (W/M 26 years old), failed to stop as the police attempted to pull him over. A pursuit then ensued heading northbound on IH35W. The pursuit went northbound to FM 1187. Tatum then drove eastbound on FM 1187 and then northbound into a subdivision. When the vehicle reached a dead end he continued off road towards open fields, driving through 3 fences. The pursuit eventually came to an end when the truck went off a dry pond embankment in rural Tarrant County. Tatum was taken into custody at that time. He was arrested for Evading Arrest with a vehicle and Theft of Property over $20K. No officers or the suspect was injured in the pursuit. Tatum also had an active warrant out of the Fort Worth Police Department and an extensive criminal history.
Great police work on the part of the officers for the arrest of this suspect and for the recovery of the victim’s property. The victim’s truck did not appear to receive major damage beyond scratches where it was ramming through fences.

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Entrapment (Celina)

Entrapment (Collin Co, Celina) Celina units along with Frisco FD heavy rescue, Prosper, and PHI AirMed 2 have been working an entrapment incident on PR 5155. Reported to be an individual trapped under a tractor. (Credit: First Response Photography)


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Grass Fire (Dallas)

8900 C F Hawn Freeway – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 51 is on scene with an unknown size grass fire at the listed location. Engine 51 has requested two Boosters, a Truck company and a Battalion Chief. Booster 51, Booster 54, Truck 34 and Battalion 8 are responding to assist. Use caution in the area.


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Major Accident (Lewisville)

Major Accident (Lewisville) 100 Block of E. Round Grove Rd. – M163 and E163 on scene with a motorcycle that was struck by a vehicle. Motorcycle rider is on the ground. M163 requesting CareFlite to the scene. Battalion 160 enroute to assist with landing zone. A3

UPDATE – Air Medical just canceled due to extended ETA. Medic 163 will be ground transporting to Parkland.


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Injury from Horse (Southlake)

Injury from Horse (Southlake) Engine 401, Medic 401 are working an incident involving a patient injured from a fall from a horse along the shoreline at Grapevine Lake. Engine 401 requesting Careflite to the scene. FD had difficult access making it to the scene by foot. Landing zone will be along the shoreline approx 1 mile west of Meadowmere


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Accident (Bedford)

Accident (Bedford) Engine 151, Truck 153 along with Bedford PD are working a major accident involving up to four vehicles on east bound 1400 Airport Freeway, between Bedford Road and Forest Ridge. FD reporting vehicles in both the inside and outside lanes and vehicles with moderate to major damage. A2


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Pursuit (Dallas)

Westmoreland Rd. at Burnell – Dallas Sheriff Department in pursuit of a vehicle who ran from a traffic stop. DPS-101 has a 2 minute ETA.

UPDATE – Pursuit END: Vehicle stopped at Norwich St. and Bernal Dr. Two suspects in CUSTODY. DPS-101 overhead.


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ATV Accident (Frisco)

ATV Accident (Frisco) Quint 607, Medic 607, and Battalion 601 are working a reported ATV rollover accident in unincorporated Denton County off King Rd and Price Circle. Non serious injuries. Off road accident. Patients being transported to Medic 607 by Battalion 601’s SUV.


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Boat Accident (Weatherford)

Boat Accident (Weatherford) Engine 2, Battalion 1 along with LifeCare EMS have been dispatched to a boat accident on Lake Weatherford. Reported as a boat going high speed struck the rocks near the power plant. Several people reported to be in the water. Battalion 1 has requested mutual aid from Hudson Oaks FD to the area around W Lake Drive and N Shore Drive. Unknown type injuries at this time. A2

Update: Weatherford FD Boat 1 has reached the scene and advised they have located a destroyed boat in the water


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Trauma (Frisco)

Trauma Injury (Frisco) CareFlite 1 has been launched to a traumatic injury in Frisco near Teel Pkwy and Panther Creek Pkwy. Injured juvenile biker from off road bike trails. Battalion 601 establishing Landing Zone at Stafford Middle School. A1


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Pursuit End (Parker Co)

Vehicle Pursuit End (Parker County, Springtown area) Parker County Sheriffs Office is working an active scene on Highway 199 and Jay Bird Lane. Originally began as a high speed pursuit, pursuit now ended. Reported armed occupant still in vehicle. FD and LifeCare EMS staged. Road shut down.

UPDATE – Individual in custody.


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18 Wheeler Rollover (Ft Worth)

18 Wheeler Rollover (Ft Worth) Engine 41, Engine 34 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident involving an 18 wheeler rollover in the 13000 Block of Highway 287 at Blue Mound Road. All lanes are reported to be blocked North Bound. Requesting Careflite to be on stand by pending weather check. A2


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1 Alarm Fire (Dallas)

3100 Seevers Ave. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 33 drove up on a house with “a lot of heavy smoke showing.” Engine 33 stated they were going to make a quick attack on the fire and needed a full box alarm assignment (3 engines, 2 trucks, 2 chiefs and a rescue). Additional apparatus incoming.


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Alert 2 Aircraft Emergency (DFW Airport)

Alert 2 Aircraft Emergency (DFW Airport) – DFW Fire/Rescue is on scene awaiting an inbound Delta MD-82 aircraft with one engine out.  Aircraft will be landing on Runway 17R and the runway will then be closed.  Aircraft is currently on a 6 mile final.  A3

UPDATE –  Aircraft has landed safely and was able to clear the runway on it’s own. The aircraft departed DFW and had to turn back after some type of problem.


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Throwback Thursday – Wichita Falls

Throwback Thursday – Our final throwback photo today is another Mack apparatus, a 1954 Mack Model LS-95 1000-300, ex Engine 1 from the Wichita Falls, TX fire department. This apparatus is now enjoying retirement at the Wichita Falls Fire & Police Museum. Thanks to Lindsay Dye for the photo. We will have more next week. If you have any older photos of Fire, Police or EMS vehicles from the DFW area and would like to see them featured on Throwback Thursday on DFW Scanner, send them to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net A2

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Traffic Hazard (Flower Mound)

Traffic Hazard (Flower Mound) FM407 and Chinn Chapel Rd. – Flower Mound Truck 504 and PD on scene with an 18-Wheeler that took out power lines in the intersection. Live wires on the ground and power company enroute. PD shutting down traffic at the Flower Mound Animal Shelter and at FM2499 and 407. Avoid the area. A3


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Restaurant Fire (Arlington)

Restaurant Fire (Arlington) Multiple AFD crews are on scene at Abuelos off I20 between Cooper and Matlock on a possible fire call. Smoke seen and smells electrical. Restaurant patrons are being evacuated (sorry you couldn’t finish those tacos). Crews investigating to see if its a working fire. A1

UPDATE – Does not appear to be a working fire. Nothing major.


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Throwback Thursday (Irving)

Throwback Thursday (Irving) Pictured here is the first “New” fire engine bought by the Irving Fire Department. It is a 1953 Mack 750 GPM pumper, it is still running and is operated by the Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association in parades. Thanks to Mike Harris for the photo. We will have another photo to share this evening. If you have any older photos of Fire, Police or EMS vehicles from the DFW area and would like to see them featured on Throwback Thursday on DFW Scanner, send them to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net A2
Photo: Throwback Thursday (Irving) Pictured here is the first "New" fire engine bought by the Irving Fire Department. It is a 1953 Mack 750 GPM pumper, it is still running and is operated by the Irving Professional Fire Fighters Association in parades. Thanks to Mike Harris for the photo. We will have another photo to share this evening. If you have any older photos of Fire, Police or EMS vehicles from the DFW area and would like to see them featured on Throwback Thursday on DFW Scanner, send them to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net  A2


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Escaped Prisoner/Foot Pursuit (Dallas)

I35 at Continental – Dallas Police Department elements searching the area for an escaped individual from the jail. Numerous cover units code.

UPDATE – DPD has taken the subject into custody near the Margaret Hunt bridge

@Dallas_Sheriff: Please clarify to the public that this was not an inmate escape from the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.. media reports are false.


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PIC – Accident

PIC – Accident this afternoon around 3pm in Lewisville, Garden Ridge and FM 407. Impact was so strong the back axel of one vehicle involved was thrown into the front windshield of the other vehicle. No major injuries. Credit to Brenda Williams

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Major Accident (Dallas)

S. Harwood Rd. at E. RL Thornton – A Dallas Police Department element has driven up on a major accident with serious injuries. The officer has requested Dallas Fire Rescue (Engine 6 and Rescue 4 assigned), an Accident Investigator and cover units code 3 (lights and siren). This is reported to involve an off duty officer.


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Motorcycle Accident (Anna)

Motorcycle Accident (Collin Co, Anna) Units are working a motorcycle accident with serious injuries. PHI Med 2 launched, landed, and has lifted from the scene en route to Medical Center of Plano. Accident was on US-75, cross street unknown. (Thanks to First Response Photography for help on info) A1


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Structure Fire (Denton Co. – Krum)

Structure Fire (Denton Co. – Krum) 4700 Block of Odneal Rd.  Krum, Sanger, and Ponder FDs are working a structure and grass fire involving possible chemicals and propane tanks.  Lots of junk burning around the entire fireground.  Full PPE required of all personnel due to the hazardous conditions.  Now requesting 2 more brush trucks to the scene.  Mutual Aid from Flower Mound also responding.  A3


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Show your Rig #149 – Springtown Fire Department / Parker County ESD #1

Show your Rig #149 – Springtown Fire Department / Parker County ESD #1 – The new Engine 48 – Thanks to Casey Kendrick for the picture. Remember, if you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2

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OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING (SAGINAW)

Officer Involved Shooting (Saginaw) Multiple Saginaw units are working an officer involving shooting in the 600 blk of Babbling Brook Drive. Reported 2 shot at location. CareFlite 1 has been launched, but just disregarded. MedStar will be ground transporting. A1

UPDATE – MedStar has transported 2 shooting victims, 1 to Harris 1 to JPS.


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Lewisville (Major Accident)

Lewisville (Major Accident) 2900 McArthur Blvd. – E165 and M163 on scene of a 1 vehicle rollover at the Sam Rayburn Tollway frontage road and McArthur Blvd.  One vehicle is on it’s top with 2 patients outside of the vehicle.  This is on the Northbound side of the tollway frontage road.  A3


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Show your Rig #148 – Crowley Fire Department – Quint 54 & Truck 254

Show your Rig #148 – Crowley Fire Department – Quint 54 & Truck 254. Thanks to Tim Whetstone for the picture. Remember, if you have any good quality fire, …EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2

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Gas Well Fire (Ft Worth)

Gas Well Fire (Ft Worth) Engine 19, Battalion 3, Quint 9, Squad 2 on scene in the 3300 Block of E Long Avenue with reported fire at a gas well site. Engine 19 reporting a large column of smoke from the site. More info to come. A2

Update: This is believed to be a large amount of oil burning, possibly from a motor.


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Water Rescue (Dallas)

Municipal St. at Valentine St. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 24 is on scene with a vehicle submerged 3/4 to its top and roughly 20 feet away from land. Engine 24 is working to determine if the vehicle is occupied. Boat 54, Swift Water 34 and Battalion Chief 8 are responding to assist.


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Frisco House Fire

There was yet another big house fire in Frisco overnight in the 700 block of Burr Oak Ln. Frisco FD has released a statement saying, “The call was initially dispatched as a ‘smoke investigation’ at 3:48 a.m. in the 700 block of Burr Oak, which is in the Grayhawk subdivision. When firefighters arrived at 3:56 a.m., they found ‘heavy’ fire in the rear of the two-story house. Firefighters had the flames ‘under control’ by approximately 5:16 a.m.” This is the 3rd large house fire in that addition in the past few months. We posted the 2 previous house fires, but were asleep when this one occurred. No injuries and the cause is under investigation. If you live in that area, be on the lookout for anything possibly suspicious. Spread the word! A1


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Motorcycle Accident (Hurst)

Motorcycle Accident (Hurst) This post is delayed approx. 1 hour – Medic 211, Engine 201, Battalion 20 along with Hurst PD have been working a serious motorcycle accident on east bound Airport Freeway at the Hurst/NRH city line. Medic 211 transported 1 patient code 3 with CPR in progress to JPS. Freeway is shut down at this time for accident investigation. NRHPD diverting traffic east bound to Blvd 26. A2


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Show your Rig #147 – Arlington Fire Rescue – Engine 12

Show your Rig #147 – Arlington Fire Rescue – Engine 12 – A 2005 Crimson-Spartan. Engine 12 is housed at Station 12 located at 5050 S Collins Street right next to the Arlington Municipal Airport. Remember, if you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2

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Shooting (Dallas)

Shooting (Dallas) 9700 blk Whitehurst Dr. – Officers were at listed location when two unknown suspects drove by in a vehicle & shot a male in the parking lot. Suspects last seen fleeing SB Fair Oaks Xing towards Royal Lane in a silver two door sedan.


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Rollover Accident (Ft Worth)

Rollover Accident (Ft Worth) Engine 24, Quint 24 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident involving an SUV rollover on North Bound E Loop 820 at East Rosedale. The SUV reported to have rolled several times. FD advising up to four patients at the scene. MedStar reporting non serious injuries to all occupants. A2


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3 Alarm Irving Fire *UPDATE

Irving 3 Alarm Apartment Fire *UPDATE – 1 firefighter injured at the scene was transported to Parkland. Fire is ongoing in the 4100 blk of W. Northgate Drive (Thanks Harold R for the location info). Defensive fire. Fire going throughout the apartment building. Heavy smoke seen across the area.


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3 Alarm Fire (Irving)

PIC – Irving apartment fire off Esters and Northgate Dr has escalated to 3 alarms. Reports of 1 firefighter injured. (Credit: FS)

Irving 3 Alarm Apartment Fire *UPDATE – 1 firefighter injured at the scene was transported to Parkland. Fire is ongoing in the 4100 blk of W. Northgate Drive (Thanks Harold R for the location info). Defensive fire. Fire going throughout the apartment building. Heavy smoke seen across the area.

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PIC – 2 Alarm Apt Fire

PIC – Irving FD pulling up to an apartment fire, fire and smoke showing, Esters and 161. (Notice the rainbow in the pic?)

UPDATE – Irving FD has called 2 alarms on this fire.

Irving 3 Alarm Apartment Fire *UPDATE – 1 firefighter injured at the scene was transported to Parkland. Fire is ongoing in the 4100 blk of W. Northgate Drive (Thanks Harold R for the location info). Defensive fire. Fire going throughout the apartment building. Heavy smoke seen across the area.

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Train / Pedestrian Accident (Ft Worth)

Train / Pedestrian Accident (Ft Worth) FWFD / PD along with Keller PD are working an incident involving a male who has been struck by a train at North Tarrant Parkway and Denton Highway. PD and MedStar advising of one male deceased at scene. PIO, Crime scene and Investigators are responding. The train has stopped. Major traffic delays in the area. A2


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Pursuit (Dallas)

I35 NB at Lake Dallas Dr. – Dallas Police Department elements are pursuing a vehicle for unknown wants at this time. Speeds 110mph. Air 1 has been requested.

UPDATE – Dallas PD pursuit has ended NB I35 north of Denton. Subject in custody. The freeway is shut down.


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MAKE PLANS

MAKE PLANS to attend this great BBQ Dinner and support Sheli Smith, a Euless PD officer raising funds to battle multiple sclerosis. The event is 2 weeks from today in Euless. There will also be a Live and Silent Auction! Please come out and support! SHARE!

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Show your Rig #146 – Dallas Fire Rescue – Truck 10

Show your Rig #146 – Dallas Fire Rescue – Truck 10 – A 2011 Spartan Gladiator Classic-Crimson 100′ Tractor Drawn Aerial. Did you know these aerial trucks have two drivers? It has separate steering wheels for front and rear wheels. Truck 10 is housed at Station 10 along with Engine 10 and Ambulance 10 and are located at 4451 Frankford Road. Thanks to Lindsay Dye for the photo. Remember, if you have any good quality fire, EMS or Police vehicle you would like to see featured on DFW Scanner’s rig of the day, send your photos to jeffhooper1@gmail.com and john@dfwscanner.net and we will put them in line to “show off your rig” A2

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Stabbing (Hurst)

Stabbing (Hurst) Medic 211, Engine 201 along with Hurst PD are working a stabbing incident near the city water tower in the 200 block of W Bedford Euless Road. PD Confirms one male stabbed in the chest. Unknown at this time who the suspect is or description. Medic 211 is transporting one to JPS Code 3 with extra firefighter on board. A2