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

Structure Fire (Ft Worth)

FWFD, Medstar, FWPD on scene of a house fire in the 4300 blk of Martin St. Reported two victims, one with burns and CPR in progress. Air medical on standby, second Medstar unit requested. 2 additional engines requested as well.

Motorcycle Accident (Carrollton)

Carrollton PD are investigating a motorcycle accident that occurred a short time after 10pm in the 3700 block of N Josey Ln and Rosemeade Pkwy, reported to be near the Burger King. An officer was quickly on scene and advised the motorcycle rider was unconscious. Carrollton FD Engine 114 was the first fire unit on scene and advised Medic 116, the responding ambulance, that it will be a load and go transport. Medic 116 ground transported the rider to Parkland with serious injuries.

Pursuit/Search (Ft Worth)

Ground PD units with assistance from DPS-101 helicopter were pursuing a motorcycle at high speeds. The pursuit has ended and at least one suspect is at large. DPS-101 is coordinating a search with ground units. Sounds like the search is in the area of Jacqueline Road and Oak Hill Road. Avoid this area.

Auto Pedestrian (Azle)

CareFlite has airlifted a pedestrian involved in a reported auto pedestrian accident in the 1000 block of Boyd Rd (FM 730) near the RaceTrac. The individual was airlifted to JPS, unknown severity of injuries.

Accident (Burleson)

From the City of Burleson: All southbound lanes of I-35W in south Burleson are shut down. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway at the Hidden Creek Parkway exit. First responders are working a crash involving an overturned trailer in the 1900 block of South I-35W. The crash is in front of B&W Wrecker Service. Please seek an alternate route.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Godley)

Rescue 74, CareFlite ground medic 907 and law enforcement on scene of a major accident, reported vehicle into a tree in the 6400 block of CR 1233. CareFlite air has been launched to the scene. Major damage. Avoid this area.

Update – Careflite airlifted to Harris.

Traumatic Injury (Lewisville)

Traumatic Injury (Lewisville) – 800 Union Station Pkwy – E165 and M165 on scene with a patient who fell from a 2nd story apartment.  Launching PHI Air Medical to the scene.  A3

Update:  21:52 – PHI Med 10 8 mins from the scene.  Battalion 160 setting up a landing zone on Lakeside Circle in front of the Hebron 121 Station Apartments.  Please avoid the area.

Suspicious Vehicle (DFW Airport)

DFW Airport Fire and Police with assistance from Bomb Squad are on scene of a suspicious and possibly abandoned vehicle at DFW Airport Terminal D. Traffic has been diverted and the walkway is closed. The vehicle is curbside outside the terminal. Expect delays in this area. A1/A6

Major Accident (Irving)

EB and WB 183 is closed from Belt Line Rd. to N MacArthur Blvd. due to a major accident involving a Fire Truck, an 18 Wheeler, and numerous other vehicles. The involved fire truck and 18 wheeler are on their side. Irving PD, FD and DFW Airport Fire-Rescue are on scene. A4.

1 Alarm Fire (Plano)

 Engine 5 is on scene with heavy smoke showing from a 2 story house in the 5900 block of Kensington Drive. Battalion 2 will have command. Engine 7 checking to see if an exterior fire has extended into the home.

Update – Fire quickly called out.

Fatality Accident (Whitney)

Whitney Fire/EMS and law enforcement on scene of a major accident near SH 22 and FM 56. Reportedly near the Lake Whitney Dam. Units reporting 1 deceased on the scene and multiple people injured. CareFlite ground EMS is responding with 2 ambulances.

Update – Two medical helicopters have been launched to this scene. Reportedly one from CareFlite and one from Air Evac.

Update – CareFlite airlifting to Harris.

Structure Fire (Euless)

Euless FD is on scene with a fully involved structure fire and grass fire in the 2100 block of Heritage Ave near Glad Rd. Grapevine, Colleyville, Bedford FDs all mutual aid to the scene. Oncor is on scene for downed power lines. Also multiple trees on fire.

Update – Fire under control.

Large Grass Fire (Tarrant County)

 Haslet, Fort Worth, Saginaw, Blue Mound, and Eagle Mountain FDs are working a large grass fire off Avondale Haslet Road near the railroad tracks just west of FM 156. Newark and Rhome FDs have been requested to the scene. Fire is at least 10 acres per Chief 28 on scene.

Update – Fire under control.

Thanks to M. Brocato for the picture.


Shooting/Search (Lewisville)

Lewisville PD are searching for at least one suspect from a shooting scene near Forestbrook Drive and Oakbend Drive. Reported as an individual shot inside a vehicle. The victim is deceased at the scene. At least one suspect reportedly fled on foot into a nearby wooded area. DPS-101 helicopter is en route to assist with the search. This will be in the area of 121 and E Round Grove Road. AVOID THIS AREA. A1/A3

Update – Search suspended. Suspects still outstanding.

Accident w/ HazMat (Dallas)

Engine 1 is on scene of an accident involving an 18 wheeler at northbound I35E near Commonwealth. DFR’s hazardous materials unit from Station 3 is responding to the accident. Battalion 9 pulling up to the scene now. Expect delays in this area on both the northbound and southbound side.

2 Alarm Fire (Dallas)

Engine 8 and other DFR units are on scene with heavy smoke showing from the 2nd floor of an apartment building in the 2100 block of Bennett Ave near Fuqua St. Command has requested a 2nd alarm response to this fire.

Update – Crews are getting a good knockdown on the fire, per a chief on scene.

Stolen City Vehicle (Highland Village)

A City of Highland Village vehicle was stolen today by “a Hispanic male, naked and covered in tattoos.” Luckily that vehicle and suspect were found in Travis County near Austin. The suspect has been detained by Travis County deputies. There’s one you don’t hear every day.

Fatality Accident (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD, PD and MedStar are working a fatality accident involving a train in the 800 block of Forest Park Blvd just south of I30. Unknown circumstances at this time. MedStar confirms a single fatality at the scene. Avoid this area.

Update – This will be a train vs. pedestrian accident. The fatality is trapped under the train. Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified and is en route.

Pursuit End / Foot Chase (Kaufman County)

Kaufman County Sheriffs, DPS troopers and other law enforcement are searching for multiple subjects who bailed on foot from the end of a police chase near Rosehill Road and I20 in Terrell. DPS-101 helicopter is overhead to assist in the search. K-9 officers are also on scene. Suspects are reportedly from an armed robbery. AVOID THIS AREA.

Update – Multiple subjects have been taken into custody. At least one suspect still outstanding. K-9 working to track him/her down.

Update – Law enforcement is advising three in custody at this time. At least 1, possibly more, at large. Possibly armed and dangerous. Avoid this area.

Update – Suspects might have a scanner with them. Pertinent law enforcement communications will now be broadcasted through police computers.

Update – We have not heard anything further since most of the communications have been taken to means other than police radios.

NOT DFW (Fatality Accident)

NOT DFW – Streetman, TX (Freestone County) Accident Update – Law enforcement continues to investigate a triple fatality accident we first reported around 12:30pm today. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I45 just south of Streetman, TX. A wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes struck multiple vehicles, involving one SUV that rolled. Two people died at the scene, one died at the hospital, and over 10 people were hurt, some seriously and at least one critically. Seven medical helicopters were requested. Multiple children with serious injuries were flown to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Expect major delays on southbound I45 throughout the evening.

Fatality Accident (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD and FD are working a fatality accident on Dirks Road near Southwest Christian School. Avoid this area.

Update – The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office website confirms the death of a male involved in a single vehicle accident today in the 7000 block of Altamesa Blvd (formerly Dirks Road). The accident occurred along the curve near the Southwest Christian School entrance.

House Fire (Dallas)

Battalion 1, Engine 19 and other DFR units are on scene with heavy smoke showing from the garage of a house in the 7000 block of Casa Loma Ave. Unknown if the garage is attached or detached. Working fire.

Accident w/ Ejection (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD, PD and MedStar are on scene of a major accident with ejection on eastbound I30 near Bridgewood Drive. Reported ejection and pediatric patients involved. Units are reporting at least 1 critically and 1 seriously injured at the scene.

Update – All eastbound lanes will be closed.

Update – CareFlite has landed at the scene, and a 2nd helo is on the way. Engine 24, Engine 20, Engine 14, Battalion 4, Truck 2 and Squad 2 on scene with FWPD and MedStar.

Update – CareFlite airlifting to Cook Children’s.

Grass Fire (Grapevine)

Grapevine Battalion 56 has command of a grass fire at Rockledge Park. Flower Mound FD engine, brush, and battalion dispatched for mutual aid. Grapevine FD units currently working the fire.

Update – Command requesting 2 additional brush trucks. Also requesting PD to close lanes of Fairway Drive.

Industrial Accident (Saginaw)

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office website confirms the death of a man involved in an industrial explosion this morning. Saginaw FD and MedStar EMS responded to the call at 1004 Burlington Road just after 8am. The victim was ground transported to Harris downtown with critical injuries, and ultimately succumbed to the injuries a short time later.

Motorcycle Accident (Cleburne)

Battalion 185, Engine 285, CareFlite ground medic 901 and CPD on scene of a major accident reportedly involving a motorcycle near Business 67 and Mayfield Parkway. CareFlite air has been launched to the scene.

Update – CareFlite is airlifting to Harris downtown.

Fall/Rescue (Ft Worth)

PIC – A little earlier this morning, Fort Worth FD and PD as well as MedStar EMS and CareFlite air all responded to a long fall off a cliff at Lake Worth. It was reported that the individual fell approximately 40-45 feet down an embankment. The patient was rescued and airlifted to Harris downtown. There was also a firefighter injured while rescuing the patient. The firefighter was ground transported to Harris.

2 Alarm Fire (Arlington)

Pantego Quint 1, Arlington Truck 1 on scene with heavy smoke showing from a house in the 3000 block of Friendswood Drive near Lynnwood Drive. Pantego Quint 1 advising of a working fire, requesting 2nd alarm response.

Update – Pantego Quint 1 advising fire in the attic. Engine 1 is pulling a line. Primary searches in progress.

PIC – Picture of the house fire on Friendswood Drive in Arlington. Pantego and Arlington FDs on scene. 2 alarms. All occupants out. Thanks to the Chief of Pantego DPS Tom Griffith for the photo.


Auto Pedestrian (Dallas)

Dallas PD is on scene of an auto pedestrian accident with patient found in the 8300 block of Foxwood Lane. Rescue 34 is ground transporting, patient has major injuries. The accident reportedly occurred near Lake June Rd and Holcomb Rd. 

Accident w/ Entrapment (Weatherford)

Weatherford FD, two Lifecare ambulances and law enforcement on scene of a major accident with entrapment at FM 51 N and Ric Williamson Memorial Highway. Lifecare first checked on scene with a pickup truck vs 18 wheeler, major damage with 1 trapped. Extended extrication has been in progress for several minutes. Air Evac 55 out of Mineral Wells has been launched to the scene. Lifecare is ground transporting a patient, serious injuries to Cook Children’s with firefighter on board to assist in patient care.

Update – Air Evac 55 off the scene headed to JPS.

Fatality Accident (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD and PD, Arlington FD and PD, Arlington EMS and MedStar EMS are on the scene of a major crash involving at least one vehicle on fire at E Lancaster Ave/W Division St near the Green Oaks Blvd/Dottie Lynn Parkway overpass. MedStar confirms a single fatality at the scene as well as one person with critical injuries. Air medical has been launched to the scene and will be landing in the roadway. It’s best to avoid this scene.

Update – Air medical was canceled.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Arlington)

Battalion 1 and other AFD units are on scene of a major accident with entrapment near E Pioneer Parkway and Sherry Street, requesting launch of PHI Med 8 to the scene. Extra engine added to the ticket for the landing zone. Reported vehicle rollover. 1 trapped.

Update – PHI Med 8 has landed at scene.


Gas Leak (DFW Airport)

DFW Airport Fire and Police are working a gas line break at DFW Airport south of the terminals near the new admin building construction site off Rental Car Drive and the service road of International Parkway. Expect some traffic congestion in the immediate area.

House Fire (Plano)

Plano Engine 1, Truck 1 and PPD are on scene with fire and smoke showing from the back of a house in the 2200 block of Overglen Drive near Jupiter Road. Engine 1 confirming a back porch on fire. Plano PD has made entry into the home to alert homeowners and their dog.

Apartment Fire (Ft Worth)

Apartment Fire (Ft Worth) Engine 36 on scene in the 7400 block of Tallow Wind Trail reporting heavy smoke showing from one apartment unit. Engine 36 pulling a big booster. MedStar requested to the scene for one patient with smoke inhalation. A2

Truck Fire (Grand Prairie)

You might have noticed heavy black smoke this morning in Grand Prairie. Around 9:15am, Grand Prairie FD and PD units were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 2700 block of North Great Southwest Parkway. Quint 8 was first on scene with a large truck fire. Fuel pumps were also involved in the fire. It has since been extinguished.

rollover (Johnson Co)

Joshua FD, ESD 83, CareFlite ground, and law enforcement on scene of a rollover accident with heavy entrapment and extended extrication required at FM 917 and FM 1902. CareFlite air has been launched to the scene.

Major Accident (Wise County)

Wise County Medics 3 & 1, Rescue 1, Boyd FD and law enforcement all on scene of a major accident on Highway 114 between Paradise and Boyd. Reported significant damage to at least one vehicle involved. Multiple people injured.

Update – This will be a confirmed fatality accident.

Fire w/ Entrapment (Arlington)

Pantego Quint 1, Arlington Quint 6, Engine 3, Engine 6 and others on scene with heavy fire showing from a duplex residence  in the 2400 block of Ventura Drive near Bowen Road. One person rescued from the fire and will be ground transported shortly to MCA. Four ambulances have been requested to this fire.

Medic 17 ground transported the rescued person to MCA.

PIC – Hats off to Pantego and Arlington firefighters for rescuing an occupant at a duplex fire this morning in the 2400 block of Ventura Drive. Heavy fire was showing on arrival. Multiple people were injured. Medic 17 ground transported the rescued occupant to Medical Center of Arlington with serious burns. PHI Med 8 was on standby to fly, but did not. Thanks to the Chief of Pantego DPS Tom Griffith for the picture.


Rollover w/ Entrapment (Frisco)

Quint 8, Medic 8 on scene of a rollover accident with entrapment at Coit Road and Lebanon Road. Battalion 2 and rescue units from Station 1 have been assigned for extrication. Serious injuries reported. Command has requested a second ambulance to the scene .

July 4 Weekend Incidents (Texas)

Information from the Texas Game Wardens:

Texas Game Wardens are investigating several incidents from the July 4th holiday weekend, including multiple fatalities.

On Monday, game wardens recovered the fourth victim from a canoeing accident on Houston County Lake (northwest of Crockett, TX). Three victims were recovered late Sunday afternoon and the incident remains under investigation.

Also Monday night, game wardens led by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Dive Team recovered a victim who had driven into Richland Chambers Lake (Navarro County, TX).

A 41-year-old Marble Falls man was arrested by game wardens late Saturday and booked into the Burnet County Jail on intoxication assault charges after the boat he was allegedly operating collided with a Marble Falls Police Department marine safety patrol vessel on Lake Marble Falls. A Marble Falls police captain onboard the patrol vessel was seriously injured.

Game wardens are also investigating the death of a five year old girl that occurred Saturday on Lake Travis near Austin. Mechanical failure may have caused the death.

Other incidents encountered by game wardens during the holiday weekend included: responding to nine boating accidents, recovering two stolen boats, conducting nine search and rescue events, and multiple felony arrests. While on patrol through the July 4th holiday weekend, game wardens contacted over 47,000 boaters. A total of 63 arrests were made for boating while intoxicated.

“I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Game Wardens who work every day to protect our citizens and our natural resources,” said Colonel Craig Hunter, TPWD Law Enforcement Director. “We also realize this is a difficult time for families and friends who have lost loved ones and TPWD would like to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by the tragedies.”

TPWD recommends you learn to swim, closely supervise children while on or near the water, utilize a designated driver, wear a life vest, take a boater education course, and use the ignition safety switch while operating a motorized vessel.

Semi Truck Rollover (Gainesville)

Gainesville FD, EMS and law enforcement are working a semi truck rollover accident on southbound I35 just south of the Red River and north of Gainesville. Extrication is in progress and CareFlite 6 has been launched to the scene. All southbound lanes are closed at this time as well as a single northbound lane. Expect major delays for many hours. (Information: Cooke County Scanner)

Apartment Fire (Arlington)

Quint 6, Engine 1, Engine 6 and other AFD personnel on scene of a working kitchen fire inside of a multi-story apartment building in the 2300 block of Cypress Creek Lane. Working on primary searches of the building at this time.

Shooting (Dallas)

Dallas PD on scene of an officer involved shooting in the 1100 block of North Bishop Ave near Colorado Blvd. This will be near Methodist Dallas hospital.

Update – No officer injuries. Suspect is deceased, per DPD.