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

Apartment Fire (Grapevine)

1 Alarm Fire (Grapevine) Engine 3, Medic 3 on scene of the Royal St Moritz Apartments located at 2050 Grayson Drive reporting smoke showing from a two story apartment complex. Possible attic fire. Post Delayed 20 min. Fire under control at this time. A2

Departmental Accident (Euless)

Major Accident (Euless) Quint 552 was just struck while working a major accident in the 1000 block of W Airport Freeway east bound near Industrial Blvd. No Firefighters are injured. Bedford FD on scene assisting along with three ambulances assigned to the accident. A2

Homicide Investigation (Balch Springs)

From BSPD: On Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 11:50pm the Balch Springs Police Department responded to a welfare concern at the Quail Village Apartments located at 12227 Quail Drive in Balch Springs. Officers were asked to check the welfare of a white female 51 years old who had not shown up for work. Officers arrived at the apartment finding the door closed but unlocked. Officers entered the home and located a white female dead inside the residence.

The Balch Springs Criminal Investigations detectives are investigating this death as a homicide.

Vehicle into House (Hurst)

Accident (Hurst) Battalion 20, Engine 201, Medic 211 on scene in the 400 block of Cannon reporting heavy structure damage from a vehicle into a house. Oncor Requested to the scene. Heavy Rescue 47 from Haltom City was requested to the scene but have just been cancelled. A2

House Fire (Bedford)

1 Alarm Fire (Bedford) Medic 153, Truck 153 on scene in the 2600 block of Spring Valley Drive with smoke showing from a single story brick residence. Reported bedroom on fire.  Hurst FD responding mutual aid. A2

Fatality Motorcycle Accident (Hurst)

Fatality Motorcycle Accident (Hurst) Last evening on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at approximately 10:05 pm, Hurst FD/EMS and PD responded to an accident at the intersection of Pipeline Road and Hurstview Drive. A tan colored GMC Yukon was turning left from eastbound Pipeline Road onto northbound Hurstview Drive. A black Honda motorcycle was westbound on Pipeline Road in the inside lane. The GMC turned in front of the motorcycle, and the front of the motorcycle struck the right side of the GMC.

The driver of the motorcycle a 21 year old Bedford resident, was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver of the GMC, a 35 year old Hurst resident, was arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter with a Vehicle.

Thanks HPD for the info!

Active Shooter (Hill Co, Covington)

Structure Fire, Active Shooter w/ Shots Fired (Hill Co, Covington)
*DELAYED* for officer safety
Hill County Sheriffs, DPS troopers, and other law enforcement have just ended a very tense standoff with an armed individual off Private Road 149 near HCR 1426 northwest of Covington. Individual armed with a long gun repeatedly fired multiple shots at officers and an overhead DPS helicopter. A structure on the property is also on fire. Covington FD is staged. Suspect called 9-1-1 and reported “he was under attack.”
11:00pm – McLennan County SWAT almost on the scene.
11:25pm – Temporary flight restriction requested over the scene.
12:09am – DPS 106 advising the suspect has laid down. Helicopter has good cover if officers want to go ahead and approach the suspect.
Officers approaching the suspect.

12:11am – SUSPECT IN CUSTODY. Incredible job to all officers on scene. And hats off to DPS-106 helo!
12:23am – 2nd suspect discovered in the house. Officers have taken this suspect into custody.

Structure Fire (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD, MedStar on scene of a structure fire with 4 victims seriously to critically injured in the 6000 block of Rockdale Road. CareFlite has been launched.

Fort Worth Fire advising 4 patients between ages of 2-14. 3 conscious, 1 by CF air with CPR in progress.

Overnight 2 Alarm Fire (Grand Prairie)

This morning around 1:50a.m., Grand Prairie FD/PD were dispatched to a possible house fire in the 5200 block of Aberdean Trail. GPPD first on scene advised fire in the back of the house. FD units first on scene reported heavy smoke showing from the 1 story residential home. Battalion 2 was on scene shortly thereafter with heavy fire showing thru the roof. The fire escalated to 2 alarms.

Search (Grand Prairie)

Grand Prairie PD with assistance from DPS-101 helicopter and K-9 are searching for an armed robbery suspect in a wooded area near I20 & Carrier Pkwy. 1 in custody, 1 on the loose.

UPDATE – Suspect in custody! FANTASTIC JOB GPPD and DPS-101!

Grass Fire / SWAT (Dallas)

Engine 10 is on scene of a possible grass fire at N Forty Place and Frankford Rd. DPD advising they are responding to assist with a man shooting a gun at the firetruck.

*UPDATE – This is now a major police incident and we will not be providing updates to protect officer safety. All you need to know is to avoid the area.

Dallas PD says: Initial reports were that “man with gun actively shooting…shot 15 rounds as engine drove by”. Engine was not struck. Suspect @ N. 40 & Frankford was said to be wearing blue shirt & as white towel or bandanna on head.