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

Rollover Accident (Santo)

Rollover Accident w/ Entrapment and CareFlite 7’s First Scene Response (Palo Pinto Co, Santo) Santo Fire requested CareFlite 7 on a rollover accident with entrapment at Hwy 281 and Bosley Rd. This is CareFlite 7’s first scene response (they are now based at Granbury Airport) CF7 airlifted to JPS.

2 Alarm Fire (Dallas)

2 Alarm Fire (Dallas) *Delayed – Around 10:45am, Engine 57 and Battalion 4 were first on scene at a multi-story apartment building in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive with smoke in the area, reported to be coming from a 2nd story window. Battalion 2 also on scene reported moderate smoke showing. 2 alarm called. Units still on scene. A1

Rollover Accident (Waxahachie)

Rollover Accident w/ Entrapment (Waxahachie) Waxahachie Fire, ETMC EMS, and WPD are working a major rollover accident in front of the Waxahachie Daily Light Newspaper building on W. Marvin Ave just east of 77 (Ferris Ave). 1 vehicle on its side, entrapment. Extrication in progress. A1

Burn Victim (Arlington)

Burn Victim (Arlington) We have had a few folks ask about the medical helicopter response in Arlington this morning at Brown and 360. PHI Med 8 was called to the scene of a burn victim in the 2300 block of Bamboo Drive. The landing zone was set up at Brown and 360. Engine 5, Engine 11, 505 (shift commander/chief), APD, and Arlington EMS worked the call.

Rollover Accident (Plano)

Rollover Accident w/ Entrapment (Plano) Engine 4 is on scene of a rollover accident with reported entrapment in the 6600 block of Custer Rd. Reported vehicle vs pole, rolled, and 1 trapped. Rescue 4, Truck 4, Station 6 and Battalion 1 all assigned. Extrication in progress. A1

School Evacuation (North Richland Hills)

School Evacuation (North Richland Hills) North Ridge Middle School has been evacuated due to smoke in a hallway. The Fire Department is on the scene checking out the facility. All students and staff are safe and will return to the campus as soon as the building is cleared. Students have been taken next door to North Ridge Elementary. The source of the smoke is believed to be from a heating unit. A2

Accident (Forest Hill)

Accident (Forest Hill) Engine 23 along with MedStar and Forest Hill PD are working a two vehicle major accident in the 6900 block of Wichita Street at Autumn Run Drive. Reported as a head on collision. FD advising of three patients, one serious and needing a second Ambulance to the scene. A2

Smoke Odor (Denton County)

Smoke Odor (Denton County) There is a widespread odor of smoke smelling like a grass fire that is across Denton County. The smell is especially strong in Southern and Eastern parts of the county. Several FDs including Little Elm, Aubrey, Lake Cities, and Lewisville are chasing smoke odor calls because of this. If you smell an odor outside this is the likely cause. If you see smoke or have an odor inside your house or building it may be something else and you should call 911. The source of the smoke odor is unknown but may be a large fire blowing smoke in from the Red River area or in Oklahoma. A3

Traffic Advisory (Lewisville)

Traffic Advisory (Lewisville) – I-35E and Corporate Dr. – Lewisville PD is shutting down I-35E at Corporate Dr. in both Northbound and Southbound directions for a working incident.  The Corporate overpass will also be shut down. Plan an alternate route accordingly.  A3

Grass / Brush Fire (Parker County / Aledo)

Grass / Brush Fire (Parker County / Aledo) Aledo FD is working a grass fire off FM 5 between Airport Road and Muir Ranch Road. Chief 2 advising of approx. 1-2 acres on fire and fire units having a difficult time making access to the fire due to the location. Additional brush trucks on scene from Willow Park and Hudson Oaks. A2

Accident (North Richland Hills)

Accident (North Richland Hills) NRHFD/PD are working a major accident in the 8700 block of Airport Freeway, reported to be on the off ramp to Davis Blvd. One vehicle is a motorcycle. Requesting a second Ambulance to the scene. Exit ramp is reported to be shut down at this time. A2

Major Accident (Dallas)

Major Accident (Dallas) *Delayed from around 10:45pm – SB Central Expy. between Knox and N. Haskell Ave. – Major accident involving a reported wrong way driver & multiple vehicles. Police shut down the freeway & DFR extricated an individual that was pinned in a vehicle.

Accident (Hurst)

Accident (Hurst) Medic 212, Engine 203 along with Hurst PD are working a major accident in the 1200 block of North Bound East Loop 820 to East bound Airport Freeway. Requesting second Ambulance to the scene. Accident reported to be in the right Lane and shoulder. A2

Accident w/extrication (Ft Worth)

Accident w/extrication (Ft Worth) Engine 39 along with MedStar and FWPD are working a major accident at Bryant Irvin road and Interstate 20 service road. One person reported trapped inside a vehicle. MedStar reporting four patients at the scene, one with serious injuries. Additional Ambulance requested to the scene. A2

Grass Fire/Structure Fire (Wise Co.)

Grass Fire/Structure Fire (Wise Co.) 1400 Blk of Heritage Creek Dr. – East Wise FD, Rhome FD, and Decatur FD are responding and on scene of a reported grass fire which caught a structure on fire.  Reported fully involved structure with fire through the roof on the front half of the building.  A3

18 Wheeler Rollover (North Richland Hills)

18 Wheeler Rollover (North Richland Hills) Engine 222, Medic 222 along with NRHPD are working an accident involving a truck rollover in the 7500 block of East Bound Northeast Loop 820 at Boulevard 26. Accident reported to be in the center construction area not impacting main lanes of NE Loop 820. Air Medical was placed on stand by but have been cancelled. A2

House Fire (Hurst)

House Fire (Hurst) Earlier this morning in the 5:00 hour, Hurst FD worked a house fire in the 1700 block of Acorn Lane. Heavy smoke and fire showing from the garage area upon arrival in a one story brick residential home. Hurst was assisted by Bedford FD. A2

Fatality Auto Ped (Ft Worth)

Fatality Auto Pedestrian (Fort Worth) From FWPD: “South Division officers responded to a fatality auto pedestrian accident in the 6200 block of the South Freeway on the south bound service road in front of Club Ice.  An unidentified male was struck and killed by a driver in a passenger vehicle. The driver remained on the scene. From the preliminary details, the deceased was walking in the right lane of the service road and was struck by the right front portion of the passenger vehicle.” A1

Search (Dallas)

Search/Foot Pursuit (Dallas) Dallas Sheriffs are searching for a person who ran from officers near SB I35E near Mockingbird. Suspect ran across I35E. DPD Air-1 is almost overhead to assist in search. Avoid the area.

Train vs Semi (Arlington)

Train vs. Semi (Arlington) Arlington PD is on scene working a train vs tractor trailer along E. Division Street near the Arlington/Grand Prairie border. Major damage to semi truck and at least 1 vehicle. Semi truck reported to be a car hauler with vehicles still on the trailer. Expect major clean-ups. Unknown injuries.

Incident (Fort Worth)

Over the past few days, we have had several people asking about an incident at Boomer Jacks in north Fort Worth over the weekend. We emailed the spokesperson for FWPD and here is what she said:

“On Saturday, February 15, 2014, at about 8:50 p.m., FWPD patrol officers and a Fort Worth Fire Department unit were both dispatched on a Fire Call to 6701 Fossil Bluff Drive, Boomer Jacks Restaurant and Bar, where an device was used to cause a small explosion in the bar area. There were a couple of very minor injuries, but no one was transported or treated. Fort Worth Fire Department Arson will be handling this investigation.”

Shooting Update (Ft Worth)

Shooting Update (Ft Worth) FWPD, Fire and MedStar EMS are working a shooting outside the Cadillac bar in the 100 block of W Exchange. A second person walked to a building in the 100 block of NW 25th street who also was reported shot. MedStar is transporting several people. CPR reporting to be in progress on one. A2

Shooting (Ft Worth)

Shooting (Ft Worth) Engine 12 along with MedStar and multiple FWPD units are working a shooting inside an establishment in the 100 block of NW 25th street near the stockyards. Additional Ambulance and Engine requested to the scene. CPR reported in progress on one patient. A2

PIC – Bicycle Accident (Possum Kingdom)

PIC – NOT DFW – Three-helicopter response for a bicycle accident today near Possum Kingdom Lake. The accident occurred on Highway 377 near Graford. Graford VFD, EMS, Possum Kingdom EMS, and 3 Air Evac helicopters all responded. Air Evac helicopters airlifted out 3 serious to critical patients. Here is a picture of 1 helicopter on the ground. There was reported to be a bicycle event in the area today. A1


Major Accident (Dallas)

Major Accident (Dallas) Dallas Fire/EMS and DSO are working a major accident with freeway shutdown on NB I35E near E. 8th Street. TxDOT camera shows multiple vehicles on highway, median, and feeder road, possibly all involved. Mesquite Scanner advising 6 vehicles involved. NB lanes are closed.

Motorcycle Accident (Venus)

Motorcycle Accident (Johnson Co, Venus) Venus Fire and CF Ground medic 903 are working a motorcycle accident with major injuries in the 5900 block of N. FM 157. Reported CPR in progress on 1 patient. 2 patients, requesting a second ambulance at this time.

Apartment Fire (Ft Worth)

Apartment Fire (Ft Worth) Engine 22, Engine & Quint 24 on scene of the Amelia Park Apartments located at 6100 E Loop 820 South reporting a small fire inside a multi story assisted living facility. Requesting MedStar to the scene for a patient with smoke inhalation. A2

Rollover w/ Entrapment (Arlington)

Rollover Accident w/ Entrapment, PHI Launched (Arlington) Just after 1 a.m. last night, Quint 6, Engine 6, Engine 2, Battalion 2, Medic 20, and APD were dispatched to a major rollover accident with entrapment on WB I20 ramp from SB 360. Medic 20 confirmed vehicle on its roof with entrapment and requested PHI Med 8 to launch. 802 EMS Supervisor was on scene as well. PHI Med 8 airlifted 1 patient, unknown destination.

Shooting (Dallas)

Shooting (Dallas) 2600 block S. Harwood St. – Dallas PD arrived on scene & found one person deceased in the parking lot behind a club. Officers are preparing to set a perimeter & keep traffic from entering or leaving the area, crime scene tape & CAPERS (Crimes Against Persons) Homicide requested.

Officer Involved Shooting *UPDATE (Dallas)

*UPDATE* on the officer involved shooting, from Dallas PD:

Dallas police officers were answering a disturbance call at 13030 Audelia Rd shortly after noon. The officers went to contact the suspect in his vehicle and shots were fired. Officers Joshua Burns, #9631 and Officer Salvador Varillas, #7149 returned fire. Officer Joshua Burns, #9631 was struck. The suspect escaped on foot. The injured officer was taken to Baylor hospital in stable condition and does not appear to have life threatening injuries. Officer Varillas was not injured.Detectives are following up and we are working on additional leads. The suspect in the incident has been identified by witnesses as Rakeem Perkins. He is a Black male with the date of birth April 10, 1993, 5’7 weighing 150 lbs. and wearing a red shirt. The offense is filed under Case #37894-B. Officer Burns is a 5 year veteran and Officer Varillas is a 19 year veteran with the department. Both officers are assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division. Oak Farms is offering a $10,000 reward for arrest and indictment of the suspect. If you see the suspect, do not approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Here’s a picture of the suspect. SHARE so DPD can catch this dirtbag!


Accident w/Extrication (Ft Worth) Launch Careflite

Accident w/Extrication (Ft Worth) Engine 38 along with MedStar and FWPD have been working a major accident with extrication at the intersection of Old Denton Road and Mistys Run. Careflite 6 was requested to the scene. MedStar requested additional Ambulances to the scene for three patients. CF6 transported one patient to JPS. Post is delayed about 20 minutes. A2

Officer Involved Shooting (Dallas)

Officer Involved Shooting (Dallas) Multiple DPD officers are working an officer involved shooting in the 13000 block of Audelia Road. Ongoing search for suspect. Avoid this area.

UPDATE – Officer transported to Baylor Dallas. Shot in arm and leg.

UPDATE – Dallas PD: Our officer who was injured in earlier shooting is in stable condition & does not appear to have life threatening injuries.

Burn Patient (Ft Worth)

Burn Patient (Ft Worth) Careflite 6 has been requested to the scene of a 2 year old child who has been burned in the 5300 block of Flamingo Road. MedStar and FWFD Engine 22 are on scene. Engine 3 will be establishing the landing zone. Careflite ETA is 2-3 minutes. A2

Entrapment Accident (Lewisville)

Major Accident w/ Entrapment (Lewisville) Multiple Lewisville Fire/EMS crews are working a major accident with entrapment in the 2300 block of FM 544. CareFlite 2 has landed at scene. Engine 166 and Medic 166 were first on scene with reported 2 victims trapped, major damage.

Search (Sachse)

Search (Sachse) Multiple ground PD units along with DPS-101 helicopter have been searching for a subject in the area of Dewitt Road and Ranch Road. Subject was reportedly run out of a home garage on Leameadow Drive. Subject last seen running towards the fire station on Ranch Road. No additional information or updates to provide.

Major Accident (Keene)

Accident (Keene) Keene Fire Rescue, TXDPS, and CareFlite medic 903 responding to a single vehicle accident at CR 808 @ CR 707. Vehicle reported to be on fire. Alvarado FD responding mutual aid. CareFlite air has launched to the scene. A-8