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

Shooting (Dallas)

Dallas PD is investigating a shooting near Scyene Rd and N Prairie Creek Rd. Reports of a shooting between two vehicles. One shooting victim ground transported to the hospital. Expect heavy police presence.

Gas Leak (Watauga)

Watauga FD, Watauga PD and NRH PD have closed all lanes of Watauga Road/ Mid Cities Blvd just west of Rufe Snow due to an ongoing gas leak. The roadway will be closed until the leak is repaired. Expect traffic delays in this area.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Ft Worth)

Engine 14, Rescue 14, MedStar and FWPD on scene of a major accident with entrapment in the 3400 block of E Lancaster Ave. Extrication in progress. Serious injuries reported.

Update – Approximately 20 minute extrication has been completed.

Update – MedStar ground transporting to JPS.

House Fire (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD units are on scene of a 2 alarm fire in the 9300 blk of Mountain Lake Ct. Reported exposure problems as well as partial structural collapse.Also reports of a minor firefighter injury at the scene.

Update – fire under control.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Burleson)

Engine 2 is on scene of a head-on collision with entrapment in the 1700 block of E Renfro St near Hidden Creek. Reports of 2 people trapped. A second MedStar ambulance has been requested. Extrication in progress.

Update – Extrication completed.

Update – Serious to critical injuries reported.

Traffic Alert (Allen)

Allen Police: Due to a motor vehicle crash, northbound US-75 will be shut down at McDermott Dr for several hours. Please avoid the area and plan alternate routes. Traffic is being diverted off of the highway causing significant traffic on the service road as well.

Shooting (Dallas)

Dallas PD is investigating an officer involved shooting in the 3600 block of Penelope St. According to scanner traffic, officers were dispatched to the listed location where a person entered a house and demanded the complainant get on his knees. After several minutes on scene an officer advised of an officer involved shooting incident. Additional details are not known at this time.

Update from @DallasPD: All officers are OK. Suspect is deceased.

*Parents with School Children!*

All parents with school children – read this!

The North Richland Hills Police are currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred in the area of Emerald Hills Way and Galway Lane on Wednesday morning, August 26th. The initial investigation determined that a young female (10 years of age) had arrived at her bus stop at approximately 7:35am. Her bus stop is in the area of Galway Lane and Emerald Hills Way. The child stated that a gold colored SUV arrived at the location and parked facing north on Galway Lane. The driver of the vehicle called out to the child, “Come here” and motioned for her toward his vehicle. The child stated she was afraid because she did not know the driver, and began to walk westbound on Emerald Hills Way, towards her residence. The gold SUV began to slowly turn onto Emerald Hills Way in the direction of the child. The child attempted to flag down a passing vehicle, but ultimately used her cell phone to call for help, at which time the gold SUV left the location.

Vehicle description: 4 door gold SUV with white pin stripe down the side, and the rear side windows appeared to be missing and replaced with something similar to metal.

Driver description: white male, red t-shirt, bald, clean shaven, clean skin, approximately 30-40 years old and a smoker.

If you see this activity, the NRH PD recommends you call 9-1-1 immediately. To contact the NRH PD about this incident, call 817-427-7000.

Parents, be sure to teach your kids to stay away from strangers and immediately speak up if they are ever approached by such an individual!

Outside Fire (Arlington)

Engine 3, Engine 9 on scene of a outside debris fire in the 2900 block of S. Cooper Street. Heavy black smoke visible in the area.

Update – FD has made access to the fire. Brush and rubbish burning. Fire is under control.

Structure Fire (Flower Mound)

Structure Fire (Flower Mound) 5000 Blk Timber Trail Dr. – BC502 in command of a working fire in a single story residence. T504 and E503 interior requesting ventilation. Heavy smoke inside and high heat conditions. A3

Update:  Primary Searches complete and water being applied to the fire now.  Still heavy smoke inside requesting vertical ventilation.

Fatality Accident (Ft Worth)

Battalion 1, Engine 10, Fort Worth PD and MedStar EMS are all on scene of a fatality accident southbound I35W near Berry Street. All southbound lanes are closed. Reported as a vehicle caught fire. CareFlite was on standby, but disregarded. One deceased at the scene. Expect prolonged closure throughout the overnight hours.

Vehicle/Foot Pursuit (Richardson)

Richardson PD was in pursuit of a possible stolen vehicle on northbound 75 frontage road. The vehicle turned eastbound on Spring Creek Pkwy and multiple subjects bailed from the vehicle. Plano PD and Richardson PD are on scene looking for the suspects. DPS-101 helicopter is overhead.

Update – Police units are breaking down the perimeter.

Vehicle Fire (Addison)

You might have noticed heavy fire response this evening at 15601 Dallas Parkway in Addison. AFD just cleared a fully involved vehicle fire on the 5th floor of a parking garage at the listed location. Smoke was likely visible in the area.

Investigation (DFW Airport)

DFW Airport public safety and law enforcement are on scene of a death investigation at the Hyatt Regency. Reported as a person possibly fell from an upper level floor. Unknown if this was an intentional act. Crime Scene and investigators are on scene. Please avoid this area.

Major Accident (Keller)

Keller FD/EMS, Watauga FD/EMS and law enforcement on scene of a major accident involving a motorcycle on Hwy 377 near N Tarrant in Keller. PHI Med 8 has landed at the scene. CareFlite 6 has been launched as the second helicopter.

Update – CareFlite has landed at the scene.

Update – Both helicopters airlifting to JPS.

Update – Confirmed fatality accident.

Structure Fire (Lucas)

Lucas FD is on scene of a working fire on the roof of a school at 450 Country Club Road. Reported to be Hart Elementary. FD reports heavy black smoke showing while en route. Fairview FD and Parker FD have been requested for mutual aid.

Update – Fire out at this time.

Missing Child (Burleson)

Burleson Police and Fire are searching for a missing autistic child from the 2700 block of Lakeside Drive. We have not heard his description, but will update if we get that information.

Update – BPD officer advising the child has been found. Requesting MedStar on a rush.

Update – Child located in a hot vehicle. CPR in progress.

Update – The missing child found in a hot car in Burleson has passed away at Cook Children’s. Our prayers are with the family.

SWAT Incident (Ft Worth)

*Delayed for Officer Safety* Fort Worth PD & SWAT teams have just resolved a barricaded person situation at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of Pebble Beach Way just east of Western Center Blvd & I35W. A little earlier this morning, Fort Worth PD, FD and MedStar crews responded to reports of a person shot at the given location. One person was ground transported to JPS with multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect was reportedly barricaded inside the apartment and SWAT was summoned. The subject has been apprehended and is being ground transported to JPS.

Motorcycle Accident (Hill County)

FD, CareFlite ground medics 306 and 307, Hill County sheriffs on scene of a motorcycle accident with reported two patients critically injured in the 5000 block of FM 933. Air Evac 51 is airlifting one from the scene to Hillcrest in Waco.

Update – 3rd CareFlite ambulance requested. Medic 304.

Update – CareFlite 7 has also airlifted one from this scene to Hillcrest in Waco. Total of 2 airlifted.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Ft Worth)

Engine 41, MedStar EMS have launched CareFlite 6 to the scene of a major accident with entrapment on Business 287 and Heritage Trace Parkway. MedStar reports two patients with critical injuries. CareFlite will be landing on the roadway. Avoid this area and expect delays.

Update – CareFlite 6 airlifting to Harris.

Multi-Injury Accident (Cleburne)

Battalion 185, Engine 185, Tower 185, Engine 385, law enforcement and multiple CareFlite ground ambulances on scene of a major accident with multiple people injured at N Main St and E Vaughn Rd. Reports indicate multiple children involved, but no major injuries. CareFlite air was disregarded. At least four to be transported.

Structure Fire (Joshua)

Structure Fire (Johnson County, Joshua) Joshua Fire and mutual aid are on scene of a storage building fire + grass fire in the 5600 block of CR 803. Johnson County EM reports a fully involved 2 story storage building fire and a grass fire.

Train vs Vehicle (Haslet)

Haslet Fire, MedStar EMS have launched CareFlite air to the scene of a train vs vehicle accident on Hicks Avondale School Road near Business 287. CareFlite 6 is about to land at the scene now. Critical injuries to one occupant. Extrication completed. Eagle Mountain EMS and Fort Worth Fire also on scene.

Structure Fire (Sanger)

Structure Fire (Sanger) 300 Blk N. I-35E – Sanger FD on scene of a 1-story commercial auto dealership facility with heavy fire showing. Request 2nd engine catch a hydrant by the high school. Mutual Aid Krum and Denton. A3

Fatal Motorcycle Accident (Dallas)

Dallas PD has been investigating a fatal motorcycle accident with rider ejected off highway overpass onto Live Oak Street under US-75. The accident happened this morning around 9:30am. Reports indicate a motorcycle accident occurred on US-75 just north of I30 and its rider was ejected off the highway overpass.

Rescue (Arlington)

Engine 17 has launched PHI Med 8 to the scene of a rescue at River Legacy Park, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. Quint 8 will be landing the helicopter in a large open field at the park. Engine 8, Rescue 17, Battalion 1 and Arlington EMS all on scene.

Update – PHI Med 8 has landed at the scene.

Update – PHI Med 8 has airlifted from the scene.

Shooting (Cooke County)

Valley View FD and Cooke County EMS have launched CareFlite to the scene of a shooting near Pioneer Trail and Lewis Drive. Unknown circumstances or severity of injuries at this time.

Update – This will be a Crime Scene. Investigation is ongoing.

Update – CareFlite has landed at the scene.

Update – CareFlite has airlifted to Medical Center of Plano.

Major Accident (Ellis County)

Ellis County Fire on scene of a major accident with multiple people injured near FM 813 and Grove Creek Road. FD units on scene report at least three people injured and requiring transport. At least one with a serious head injury. A helicopter has been requested to the scene. This accident is just northeast of Waxahachie.

Update – CareFlite 6 airlifted to Parkland.

Auto Pedestrian (North Richland Hills)

Truck 223, Engine 223 on scene of a reported auto pedestrian accident in the 8300 block of Emerald Hills Way. Engine 223 has requested air medical to the scene.

Update – PHI Med 8 has landed at the scene.

Update – PHI Med 8 has airlifted to Cook Children’s.

A sad update to the auto pedestrian accident we first posted last night just before 7:30pm. The young child involved in the accident has died. The 4 year old girl was airlifted by PHI Med 8 to Cook Children’s, but did not survive her injuries.

2 Alarm Fire (Arlington)

Engine 11 is on scene with fire showing from the third floor of a 3 story condo building in the 1700 block of Baird Farm Circle, requesting an immediate 2nd alarm.

Update – Engine 17, Engine 5, Engine 8 all on scene. Engine 17 pulling a second line. Engine 11 is fire attack.

Update – Engine 5 is conducting searches of the building. Primary searches complete at this time. All occupants reported out.

Update – Fire under control at this time. 4:43pm

Accident w/ Ejection (Cleburne)

Cleburne FD, Joshua FD, CareFlite ground EMS and law enforcement on scene of a reported rollover accident with ejection on 174 and Canary Ln between Cleburne and Joshua. CareFlite air is on standby at this time.

Update – CareFlite air has been launched.

Update – CareFlite has airlifted to JPS.

Major Accident (Burleson)

Burleson FD is on scene of a major accident with multiple people injured in northbound I35W near Hidden Creek. MedStar is also on scene and has requested three ambulances + a supervisor to the scene. No major injuries.

Update – 4th ambulance requested.

Foot Pursuit (Dallas)

Dallas Police Department units are currently in a foot pursuit with a suspect in the area of St. Augustine Dr. and U.S. 175/CF Hawn Freeway. Units are requesting additional elements (police officers) and Air 1. Perimeter being setup.

Fire (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth FD is on scene of a fire at a paper factory in the 1100 block of Everman Parkway. Exterior fire with heavy black smoke showing.

PIC – Picture of the multi alarm fire at a commercial business on Everman Parkway near I35W. Heavy black smoke seen for miles. (Picture: Jerry Peppers) 


1 Alarm Fire (Coppell)

1 Alarm Fire (Coppell) 600 Blk Airline Dr. – E121 on scene of a large pile of clothing on fire behind a commercial building with possible exposure to the building.  Large amount of black smoke showing in the area.  E123 has water supply.  B121 has command.  A3

Update:  11:56 – Command Requests REHAB to the scene from Farmers Branch or Lewisville.  Appears there is no extension inside the structure.  E122 deploying a 2nd handline to continue work on the clothing pile burning.

Hot Pursuit (Collin/Grayson Co)

Allen PD and other law enforcement were in a high speed pursuit of a vehicle on northbound US-75, but have discontinued the chase in Denison south of the Red River. License plate with first three of “CG7”

Update – Law enforcement may have spotted the vehicle now. 105mph northbound on 75 passing 91 in Denison, headlights off. Officers in Oklahoma will be notified.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Cleburne)

 Cleburne FD, PD & CareFlite Ground are working a head-on collision with entrapment on Country Club Dr. @ Glenhaven Dr. CareFlite 8 has been launched to the scene. One additional ground ambulance has been requested. Extrication is in progress at this time. A11