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

Investigation (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD, PD and MedStar are on scene in the 4900 block of E. 1st Street for a reported body in the water. MedStar advising the victim appears to be a male. It is not yet confirmed if this is the missing kayaker from last Saturday.

Update – Fort Worth body in water Update – Corrected location is 4900 block of E 1st. St, not the 3900 block. Just requested additional resources.

Update – MedStar confirms one deceased on the scene.

Ambulance Rollover (Mesquite)

Mesquite Fire and Police are investigating a rollover accident involving a Mesquite EMS ambulance at Belt Line Road and Hwy 80. Ambulance 5 reported to dispatch that they had been involved in a vehicle crash around 11:10am. No major injuries reported. Expect delays in the area.

Shooting (Arlington)

Arlington PD is investigating a shooting incident near Green Oaks Blvd and Little Road. Reported to be at the Bank of America. Arlington EMS is ground transporting a gunshot victim to JPS with firefighters on board for assistance.

Update – Crime Scene has been requested. Avoid this area.

Update – Incident involves an armored vehicle at the Bank. 


Trauma Injuries (Ellis County)

FD and CareFlite ground EMS have requested two helicopters to airlift out two people injured in a golf cart rollover crash at a residential property in the 1000 block of Woodridge Drive (outside of Waxahachie). CareFlite 3 is airlifting to Parkland. CareFlite 6 has landed at Baylor Waxahachie to rendezvous with CareFlite ground EMS for the second person involved.

Swift Water Rescue (Dallas)

PIC – Dallas Fire Rescue’s Swift Water Rescue and Hazardous Materials teams are on scene of an 18 wheeler that crashed off the southbound I45 bridge just before Overton Road. 18 wheeler is on its side in water below the bridge. DFR is working to locate any possible victims from the crash. Crash happened earlier this morning. Expect delays on SB I45. Freeway is not totally closed but at least one right lane is blocked.(Picture: Sarah Thomas)


Missing Person in Water (Ft Worth)

Quint 16, Engine 16, Dive 32, Battalion 5 and MedStar on scene of a missing person in the Trinity River near River Oaks Blvd and Sam Calloway Road. MedStar reports two onboard a canoe/kayak when it tipped. One came up. One is still missing. Units are searching for the possible second individual.

Update – Command requesting assistance from Fort Worth Police’s Air 1 helicopter.

Update – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is also on scene to assist.

Structure Fire (Argyle – Lantana)

9000 Blk of Penny Lane in Lantana – Chief 512 on scene 2 story residential structure with heavy smoke and fire showing from the front.  Establishing Command.  Mutual Aid – Double Oak and Denton FD  A3

Update:  21:53 – Command Requesting a 2nd Alarm – Heavy smoke and fire – Transition attack in progress along with search.

2 Alarm Structure Fire (Flower Mound)

2000 Blk of Heather Ridge Dr – FMFD on scene working residential fire with heavy smoke and fire in the 2nd floor and attic.  2nd Alarm requested.  Possible victim inside.  A3

Update:  19:57 – Defensive streams being shut down and crews headed back inside to begin overhaul operations.  

Update:  19:50 – Companies have evacuated the structure and going defensive.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Arlington)

Station 9 on scene of a major accident with entrapment, requesting a second ambulance to the scene at southbound Cooper Street near Wimbledon Drive. At least two vehicles involved with one on its side. APD has requested two wreckers to the scene. Expect delays on Cooper St south of I20.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Springtown)

Springtown Engine 48, La Junta FD, Lifecare EMS and law enforcement are working a major accident with entrapment in the 1700 block of East Highway 199. Reported vehicle through a fence off the roadway. Extensive entrapment. ~15 minute extrication just completed. Serious injuries reported.

Officer Involved Shooting (Weatherford)

Information from Weatherford PD as posted on their Facebook page:

“Weatherford Police Department is currently working an Officer Involved Shooting in the 1800 Block of S. Main St. Around 10:50AM, one of the businesses located in the area called in on a suspicious person that appeared to be acting strangely and had tripped and fell in the median area located between two businesses. EMS personnel from Lifecare and Weatherford Fire Department arrived on scene in an attempt to assess the subject for any type of medical condition. During their assessment, the subject stood up and pulled out a knife directing it at the EMS Personnel. The subject started to walk away from EMS toward the front business doors of David’s Western Wear. EMS called for police assistance and minutes later an officer from the Weatherford Police Department arrived on scene. The subject with the knife had already walked inside the business moments before the officer arrived. When the officer arrived, he entered the store to assess the situation. While inside the store there was a confrontation at the front door of the business. The officer fired his duty weapon striking the subject at least once. Immediately following, the subject fell to the ground and the knife was removed from his hand. The subject was given immediate medical attention by EMS personnel still on scene. He was loaded into the ground ambulance and transported to a Fort Worth Hospital. The subject appeared to be in serious condition at transport. No bystanders, store employees, EMS or any officers were injured. The subjects identity has not been confirmed yet. Investigators are currently on scene deposing numerous witnesses. More information will be provided at a later time.”

Accident w/ Entrapment (Arlington)

Quint 8, Engine 8, Truck 1, Battalion 1, two Arlington EMS ambulances and APD on scene of a vehicle vs tree with entrapment on westbound Lamar between Cooper and Collins. All westbound lanes of Lamar are closed. One trapped in the vehicle.

Update – Extrication complete.

Update – Arlington EMS ground transporting to JPS. Serious leg injuries.

Rollover Accident (Grapevine)

Battalion 56, Quint 5, Medic 5, GPD on scene of a rollover accident in the 2000 block of Highway 26 and Grapevine Mills Parkway near the Residence Inn. Second ambulance has been requested. No entrapment, but two people reported on the ground upon FD arrival.

Update – Medic 1 on scene as the second ambulance.

Update – Medic 5 ground transporting to Parkland, code 1 (non lights or siren)

Update – Medic 1 also ground transporting to Parkland. Unknown extent of injuries.

Drowning (Lake Worth)

Lake Worth FD Chief 10 Rescue 10, Engine 10 and Tarrant County sheriffs on scene of a drowning at a residence in the 7000 block of Hardnose Lane. Victim found in the pool. LWFD and Sheriffs report CPR in progress. CareFlite helicopter is on standby.

Update – Chief 10 has disregarded CareFlite.

Update – Individual did not make it. Passed away at Harris downtown.

Departmental Accident (Ft Worth)

PIC – Fort Worth FD’s Engine 3 was slammed by a suspected drunk driver last night while responding to a medical call. All firefighters walked away from the crash. The fire engine weighs around 44,000 lbs and was spin completely around by the impact, reports FWFD. Don’t drink & drive!

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Accident w/ Entrapment (Arlington)

Quint 6, Truck 1, Engine 2, Arlington EMS and APD are working a major accident with extrication near E Park Row Drive and Watson Road. PHI air medical is on standby for this accident. Extrication just completed. AFD, EMS and APD are also working a major accident with multiple ambulances requested on northbound Hwy 360 at Park Row. Its not yet known if these accidents are related. If not, there are at least two accidents in this area. Avoid!

Update – PHI air medical disregarded.

Update – Five people injured in the accident on the highway. At least three will be transported to MCA, non- life threatening injuries.

Water Rescue (Dallas)

Dallas Fire and Police are working a water rescue near I45 and E. Overton Road. Reported as a possible person in the water. Battalion 3 has requested additional assistance from two truck companies for lights. Avoid this area and expect delays on I45.

Barricaded Person (Glenn Heights)

Full released from Glenn Heights Police:

At approximately 10:30 am, Glenn Heights Police responded to a call of an individual threatening suicide at a single-family home in the 2600 block of Lake Ridge Dr.

Police arrived on site and secured a perimeter restricting access along Lake Ridge in the subdivision. Additionally, nearby homes and Shields Elementary School were placed on lock down, no students are currently at Shields Elementary.

Communication has been established and the Police continue to negotiate with the individual.

Additional agency support has been provided by the cities of Ovilla, Red Oak, Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill and the Southern Regional Response Group.


Hot Pursuit (Dallas)

Rockwall and Dallas county sheriffs have taken a suspect into custody from a vehicle pursuit on 75. Suspect is in custody near the SMU campus and President George W. Bush Library. DPS-101 helicopter is overhead the scene. Pursuit was northbound on Central Expressway.

Rollover w/ Entrapment (Keene)

Keene FD, Alvarado FD, CareFlite ground EMS on scene of a rollover accident with entrapment at Highway 67 near CR 319B. CareFlite helicopter launched to the scene.

Update – Patient airlifted to JPS. Serious injuries.

Update – Reported vehicle vs tanker truck.

Rollover Accident (Frisco/Plano)

Frisco Medic 2, Plano Engine 7 are on scene with a multiple vehicle accident, one vehicle on its roof on northbound Dallas North Tollway just south of Sam Rayburn Tollway. Major damage to multiple vehicles. Frisco Truck 1, Quint 4, Battalion 1, Plano Engine 13, Medic 7, Battalion 2 all responding.

Update – No one trapped.

Update – All northbound lanes will be closed.

Update – All injuries reported non-serious.

Update – Engine 7 advising units not already on scene can clear. This includes Frisco and Plano FD units.

Multiple Water Rescues (Wise County – Chico Area)

Wise County Fire/EMS working several water rescues in the Chico area.  Several vehicles trapped with occupants along FM1810 and also an incident on W. Kentucky St. in Chico.  Salt Creek FD also responding to Saddle Ridge Drive for a road cave in reported to be 20-30 feet deep.  A3

Update:  They are dispatching too many water rescue calls for me to keep up with.  Listen Live:  http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/7199

MVA/Water Rescue (Wise Co. – Chico)

FM1810 Approx 2 miles E of Chico – Chico FD on scene of 2 vehicle MVA with 1 elderly male trapped in high water.  Setting up for water rescue.  Wise Co EMS also responding.  A3

Update:  16:13 – On scene units report both occupants have been rescued and removed from the high water.  Being assessed at this time by EMS.

Update:  Now reporting 2 occupants inside the vehicle.  Chico brush unit waiting for 2nd apparatus arrival to start rescue

Foot Chase (Plano)

Plano PD was in pursuit of a subject who crashed at E. 15th St and G. Ave. Suspect bailed on foot in the area and PPD entered into a foot pursuit. A perimeter is being set up to search for the suspect. Suspect is a black male wearing a red shirt and blue shorts. Plano FD is responding to the accident scene.

*Update – Plano PD advising suspect is in custody. Great job, Plano PD.

Shooting (Haltom City)

Haltom City PD are investigating a gunshot victim in the 3700 block of Layton Ave. A gunshot victim was ground transported to Harris downtown via MedStar and two firefighters from Haltom City FD Truck 471. Serious injuries.

Flash Flood WATCH (DFW)

A Flash Flood WATCH has been issued for all of north Texas, including the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, from Tuesday morning to Thursday evening. The watch has been issued in preparation for Tropical Storm Bill set to make landfall on the Texas coast Tuesday. Tropical Storm Bill will move through north Texas between Tuesday and Thursday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches are expected, with isolated higher amounts. Tropical thunderstorms are known to produce very heavy rainfall, so flash flooding will be a major concern. The watch includes almost 50 counties in north and central Texas from the Waco area north to the Red River, east to Canton and west to Possum Kingdom Lake. Remember to follow DFW Scanner and our weather partners at Texas Storm Chasers, iWeatherNet, and especially the US National Weather Service in Fort Worth for all weather updates.

Major Accident (Melissa)

Today around noon, Melissa FD, Anna FD and McKinney FD, Collin County EMS, and law enforcement worked at least one accident on northbound 75 at Melissa Road. Northbound lanes were closed. PHI Med 2 airlifted one from the scene.

Rollover Accident (Arlington)

Arlington PD are working to clear a rollover accident at Randol Mill Rd and Center St. AFD Truck 1, Arlington EMS Medics 4 and 14 worked the scene. Medic 14 is ground transporting a juvenile to Cook Children’s who was reportedly ejected from the vehicle, although injuries are only priority 3 (non-serious).

Accident w/ Entrapment (Frisco)

Battalion 1, Quint 8, Medic 8 and others on scene of a major accident with entrapment at 121 and Independence Pkwy. At least two cars involved with two people trapped. Both trapped have priority 2 (serious) injuries. Requesting additional ambulances. Multiple patients. Avoid this area.

Extrication completed on both occupants.

Structure Fire (Collin County)

Lucas FD Battalion 861, Parker FD Chief 810, Truck 811 on scene with a working structure fire as well as a brush fire just north of Southfork Ranch near E. Parker Road and Hogge Drive. At least 2 acres of fire involvement with one structure on fire. Defensive fire operations on the structure fire.

*Update – Structure fire has been knocked down. Fairview, Lucas, and Parker FDs on scene.

*Update – Fireworks stand is the structure on fire. Its under control. Working to contain the brush fire at this time.

Shots Fired / Pursuit / Standoff (Dallas)

Full timeline of the incident. – As we first posted just before 12:45am this morning, Dallas PD were in pursuit of a suspect that reportedly had shot up the Dallas Police headquarters at 1400 South Lamar Street in downtown. After multiple shots were fired at the Dallas PD headquarters, the suspect vehicle rammed into a Dallas PD squad outside the station. Multiple shots were fired and the pursuit was on. The pursuit went south and ultimately ended in Hutchins, TX off I45 and E. Palestine Street near a Jack in the Box. Dallas PD with help from Air-1 and DPS-101 set up a perimeter and command post. DPS-101 had an aerial gunman on board the helicopter, and snipers were posted nearby with 50 cal weapons (Yeah, if you shoot up a police station, they bring out the big guns). When the suspect’s van stopped, multiple shots were fired from the vehicle. It was determined that the suspect had not fled his vehicle, and was held up inside. The suspect’s vehicle was an armored van with multiple gun ports on the side of the vehicle. It was then reported that the suspect was on the phone with Dallas PD and stated his vehicle was armed with explosives. The perimeter around the area was expanded. A long standoff ensued for the next few hours as police negotiated with the suspect. Around 4am this morning, Dallas PD tweeted out that multiple bags with possible explosives had been found around the Dallas PD headquarters. The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was called in. As the Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot attempted to move one of the bags, the bag exploded on its own, says DPD. Around 5:30am, Dallas SWAT was able to disable the suspect vehicle with a .50 cal rifle: 2 shots into the engine block and one shot into the vehicle where the suspect was held up. One of these shots hit the suspect, Dallas PD reports. All in all, there were 5 suspicious packages: 3 were cleared with nonhazardous, 2 contained explosives, 1 exploded on contact and others were detonated by the EOD team. We are very thankful to report that after having their squad cars rammed, their police station shot up, and their squad cars taking multiple hits at the scene of the standoff, NO police officers have been injured. As of 10:40am, officers have had no negotiations with the suspect for 4 hours. Dallas PD believe he is likely deceased.

Pursuit (Dallas)

Dallas PD has just ended a police pursuit near Jack and the Box off I45 and E. Palestine St in Hutchins. Suspect reportedly fired multiple rounds at the Dallas PD Headquarters on Lamar Street. A police chase ensued. The suspect has stopped in Hutchins proper just off I45. DPD advising shots fired. Southbound I45 will be closed. Avoid this area completely.

*Update – Since this is now a standoff with SWAT response, we will not be posting updates for officer safety. The latest: Suspect is held up in his vehicle, a reportedly armored van, outside a Jack and the Box in Hutchins just off I45.

Near-Drowning (Frisco)

Battalion 1, Rescue 1, Engine 1, Squad 1, and Frisco PD on scene of a near drowning off Appian Lane in Frisco. Reported pediatric near-drowning. CPR at the scene. CareFlite has been launched to the scene.

*Update – CareFlite on the ground.

Rollover Accident (Dallas)

Multiple DFR and DPD units are working a major accident off S. Great Trinity Forest Way near S. Murdeaux Lane. Rescue 51 was first on scene with a car that had rolled off the road into a nearby creek. They have requested an engine, truck, battalion, Urban Search & Rescue as well as swift water rescue response to the location for entrapment. It is not know if extrication has been completed at this time. Expect major public safety presence in this area.

Entrapment (Haltom City)

About 30 minutes ago, Haltom City Engine 473 and Engine 474 worked an entrapment incident at Taco Bell in the 4500 block of Western Center Blvd. Individual reportedly pinned between a vehicle and a bush. Legs trapped. Patient was extricated using the jaws. Luckily only Minor injuries were reported.

Major Accident (Rowlett)

Rowlett Fire/EMS and Police are on scene of a major accident with critical injuries near Dexham Road and Hickox Road. CPR in progress on one patient. Expect extended delays due to accident investigation.

*Update – Fatality accident. Victim is a child.

Search (Grand Prairie)

Grand Prairie PD & K9, Arlington PD, and DPS-101 helicopter are searching for a wanted felon who ran from officers near Hwy 360 and Ave H. This will be near the Budget Suites. Expect law enforcement presence in the area.

*Update – Search suspended.

Rescue (Arlington)

Rescue 1, Truck 9, Engine 6, and Medic 14 are working a rescue at an apartment complex in the 200 block of W. Pioneer Parkway. Woman with an extremity trapped in part of a vehicle. Rescue has been ongoing for 15 minutes. AFD and EMS working to free her.

Fire Incident (Carrollton)

Carrollton Battalion 111, Engine 115, Farmers Branch Quint 131 and other fire personnel on scene of an industrial fire incident in the 2300 block of McDaniel Drive near Diplomat Drive in Carrollton. Fire is being extinguished at this time. A follower nearby reported hearing a loud explosion sound a few moments ago.

Search (Forest Hill)

Law enforcement is requesting assistance from Mansfield K-9 unit to the 6600 block of Oak Crest Drive in Forest Hill just off Loop 820 and Business 287 for a subject who fled on foot from police. Mansfield K-9 is requesting assistance from an available DPS helicopter. If you are in this area, call police if you see a suspicious person.

DPS-101 is over the scene now assisting with ground units. Forest Hill, Kennedale, and Mansfield PDs all on scene. Avoid this area.

18 Wheeler Rollover (Irving)

Irving FD has extricated the driver of an 18 wheeler that has rolled over off Spur 482 and Highway 114. Irving PD says eastbound 183 to go northbound Spur 482 is shut down, as well as the Storey Lane exit off eastbound 114. Hazardous Materials units is on scene along with Rescue 6 for extrication equipment. Avoid this area.

Train Car Fire (Ft Worth)

Engine 34 is on scene with a locomotive train car fully involved with fire at the train yard off John Day Road in far north Fort Worth. Engine 34 has requested Hazardous Materials unit respond to the scene. Expect heavy black smoke in this area.

Hazmat (Dallas)

Dallas Engine 19 is on scene with a reported ammonia leak at a large warehouse in the 5100 block of Catron Drive. Hazardous Materials unit from Plano FD is responding to the scene.

3 Alarm Fire (Arlington)

Quint 8, Engine 5, Engine 17, Engine 11 on scene of an exterior building fire at the Admiral Hotel at 1507 North Watson Road. Working to extinguish the fire utilizing deck gun of Engine 5.

Engine 17 reports heavy smoke on the first floor. Requesting ventilation.

Requesting 2nd alarm with HazMat response. Pool chemicals reported to be involved.

3rd alarm has now been requested.

Traumatic Injury (Denton Co, Pilot Point)

CareFlite has lifted from the scene of a traumatic injury in Pilot Point, 10574 Friendship Road. Dispatched as a horse that fell on top of an individual at a horse facility at the listed address. Engine 641 and Medic 642 worked the scene. CareFlite is currently airlifting to Medical Center of Plano.

Auto Pedestrian (Parker County, La Junta)

La Junta FD Engine 51, Chief 51, Springtown FD Engine 48, Lifecare Medic 21 and law enforcement are on scene of an auto pedestrian accident in the 2500 block of E. Highway 199 near Monticello Drive between La Junta and Springtown. Air Evac helicopter has been launched to the scene.

Multi-Patient Event (Ft Worth)

MedStar will be deploying the AmBus multi-patient bus to 501 N. Main Street in Fort Worth to assist with multiple people injured at Slide the City. Slide the City is a 2000 foot water slide down Main Street just north of downtown Fort Worth.

Update – Slide has not opened yet. Most patients are exhibiting overheated related illnesses.

Update – FWFD has multiple rehab units as well as an engine and quint on scene to assist cooling people down.

Update – MedStar: 7 patients treated for heat related illness. AMBUS staying on scene if needed.

Major Accident (Ennis)

Ennis Fire, Police and CareFlite ground EMS are requesting three medical helicopters to the scene of a major accident on Highway 287 near Old Boyce Road (Texas Motorplex). Possible entrapment. One helicopter on scene now with two on the way. Avoid this area.

*Update – First helicopter off the ground, airlifting to Methodist Dallas.