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

Rollover Accident (Italy)

PIC – Italy FD, multiple Ellis County EMS units, and law enforcement all responded to a major rollover accident on southbound I35E near MM 384 in Italy. All southbound lanes closed. Air Evac airlifted one patient to Children’s Dallas with critical injuries. Several other patients also injured, at least one additional patient with serious injuries. (Picture: Chris Laurie)

Rollover Accident (Ennis)

Ennis FD, Alma FD, multiple Ellis County EMS units and law enforcement are working a rollover accident with several patients on southbound I45 near 287. All lanes closed. Air medical is on standby.

Four ambulances all transporting patients from the scene.

Pursuit End (Garland)

Garland PD has taken a suspect into custody from a police chase that went down PGBT and ended off Muirfield Road. Suspect fled on foot and ran into a house. GPD officers chased him down and took him into custody. DPS-101 helicopter was overhead assisting ground officers during the car and foot pursuits. Fantastic work guys!

Major Accident (Wise County)

Rhome FD and PD along with Wise County EMS, Wise County sheriffs deputies and DPS troopers are on scene of a major accident at Highway 287 and FM 3433. Medic 1 is ground transporting a patient to Wise Regional, code 3 priority 1 with CPR in progress.

Rollover Accident (Frisco/Plano)

Frisco FD/EMS, Plano FD/EMS, and DPS troopers are working a rollover accident on northbound Sam Rayburn Tollway near Preston Road. Multiple vehicles involved with one overturned. At least two patients with serious to critical injuries. Frisco Battalion 1 has command and Truck 2, Engine 2, and Medic 8 are all working along with Plano Engine 7, Medic 7, and Truck 8. Expect heavy delays in this area.

Aircraft Emergency (DFW Airport)

American Airlines Flight 438 from KDFW to KSEA has returned to DFW Airport following an in flight emergency with possible engine fire. The plane has just landed back at KDFW and DFW Airport DPS personnel are assessing the situation. Residents in Arlington, the Mid-Cities, and Denton may have seen a plane with smoke or fire showing from one of the engines.

Search (Irving)

Irving PD and Dallas Sheriffs are looking for a suspect who fled on foot from the end of a police chase in north Irving near Hidden Ridge Drive. The search is concentrated near St. Regis Drive. Avoid this area and stay indoors if you live in the neighborhood. 

Hot Pursuit (Dallas)

Plano PD and Dallas Sheriffs are in high speed pursuit eastbound I20 approaching 175. DPS-101 helicopter overhead.
Update – One suspect in custody after bailing from vehicle near the 800 block of Hall Road in Seagoville.

Auto Pedestrian (Ft Worth)

Truck 2, Engine 2, MedStar, and multiple FWPD units are working a reported auto pedestrian accident on eastbound I30 just before I35W. Reports indicate a person got out of a vehicle stopped on the shoulder and was struck by a passing vehicle. MedStar is ground transporting the patient to JPS, critical injuries.

Major Accident (Keene)

Keene FD/EMS and multiple CareFlite ground ambulances are on scene of a major accident with multiple people injured on Highway 67 near Old Betsy Road. CareFlite air has been launched from Fort Worth. Delays on Highway 67 in both directions.

CareFlite air has been canceled, patient will be ground transported.

Search (Arlington)

Arlington PD with assistance from Dallas PD Air-1 helicopter are currently searching for a subject near Chambers Creek Lane and Lake Jackson Drive in far south Arlington just north of Timberview High School. K-9 is en route to assist with the search. Subject is on foot. Please avoid this area and watch for PD responding to this incident.

Officers are still searching for this subject, just north of Timberview High School. He has been spotted so they know he is in this area. A large perimeter has been set up. Heavy PD activity in this area.

Large Grass Fire (Collin Co)

Celina FD and multiple mutual aid departments are working a large grass fire in the 11000 block of CR 58. Mutual aid from Prosper, Frisco, Gunter, Anna, Melissa, Van Alstyne, Pilot Point, Aubrey, Weston, Plano, and McKinney all requested.

Vehicle Fire w/ Highway Closure (Dallas)

Engine 47 is advising of a vehicle fire northbound I35E near Commonwealth, requesting Dallas Sheriffs to closed all northbound and southbound lanes of I35E near Inwood. Vehicle is fully involved. There is a pole down in the southbound lanes. EMS arriving on scene to assess injuries. Expect substantial delays.

Rollover w/ Entrapment (Frisco)

Battalion 2, Quint 6, Medic 6, Frisco PD and others are working a rollover accident with entrapment on Eldorado Parkway near Dallas N Tollway. One vehicle on its side. Major damage. One person trapped. Rescue 1 will have extrication in progress.

Extrication complete. No major injuries.

2 Alarm Fire (Dallas)

Truck 43 and Engine 43 are investigating reports of smoke on at least two floors of a high rise structure in the 8400 block of N Stemmons Freeway service road. A 2nd alarm has been requested to the scene. Expect lots of fire apparatus.

Aircraft Alert (Denton)

Denton Fire and ARFF units are staging at Denton Municipal Airport for a twin engine aircraft with a malfunctioning nose gear. Emergency landing to take place shortly.

Aircraft landed successfully. Two people ambulatory.

Police Activity (Ft Worth)

We have received several inquiries regarding the police activity tonight on Las Vegas Trail in west Fort Worth. Just before 8pm FWPD was called to the location of 8615 Las Vegas Court for a person with a weapon who possibly shot out a window. Officers requested assistance from the Zero Tolerance unit to apprehend the suspect. The situation has been resolved.

Structure Fire (Johnson County)

Alvarado FD, Briaroaks FD, Venus FD, Lillian FD, and CareFlite ground EMS are all on scene of a mobile home fire in the 2800 block of Harold’s Court. CareFlite air medical has landed at the scene for a burn victim, and will be airlifting to Parkland. Fully involved mobile home fire, defensive operations.

Motorcycle Accident (Arlington)

Engine 2, Medic 20, and Arlington PD are on scene of a motorcycle accident in the 400 block of Browning Drive. Medic 20 is ground transporting a patient to MCA, trauma alert. Struck a vehicle and was ejected from the motorcycle. Serious injuries reported.

Water Rescue (Little Elm)

Little Elm FD has a boat on Lake Lewisville en route to assist with a person in the water, reportedly from a jet ski that flipped over. Person has a life jacket on, and there are no reported injuries. This will be north of the Little Elm bridge and Little Elm Park on the lake.

House Fire (Dallas)

Battalion 8, Engine 51, Truck 24 are all on scene of a house fire in the 300 block of Campus Drive, reporting fire showing from a one story house. 5″ line laid and operating. Battalion 5, Engine 9, Engine 24, Engine 34, Truck 34, and Rescue 51 all working the fire.

House Fire (Ft Worth)

Quint 24, Engine 24, Engine 20, and others are on scene of a working residential structure fire in the 6200 block of Post Oak Terrace. Fire showing. Engine 7, Engine 27, Battalion 4, Safety 1, Rehab and an Investigator are all assigned to this fire.

Threat (Dallas)

Dallas PD and other agencies in the Dallas area have been notified of a serious threat against law enforcement. There will be heavy police presence at Dallas Police HQ and law enforcement will be on high alert. 

Shots Fired (Dallas)

Dallas PD reports shots fired at a large demonstration in downtown Dallas. Requesting EMS on a rush. AVOID THIS AREA.
Update – At least one suspect fled, possibly near El Centro College per scanner traffic. Armed with long gun. AVOID THE AREA.
Update – DPD officers report suspect is at El Centro College. Again – completely avoid the area near El Centro in downtown Dallas.
Update – Scanner traffic does indicate at least one officer injured in this shooting, transported to a local hospital.

Fire (Waxahachie)

Waxahachie FD is on scene at Oak Cliff Metals, 500 Brown Industrial Road, with heavy smoke and fire showing. Requesting mutual aid from several volunteer fire departments in Ellis County.

Vehicle vs. Pole (Frisco)

Battalion 2, Truck 4, Engine 4, Medic 1, and Frisco PD are working a vehicle vs pole accident on northbound Dallas Parkway near Panther Creek. Pole snapped in half and hanging by the lines. Medic 1 is ground transporting a patient with serious injuries to THR Plano.

Aircraft Down (Ellis County)

Italy FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a reported aircraft down in the area of FM 876 and Bell Branch Road. Dispatched as a possible helicopter crash with fire. Forreston FD is responding to assist.

Motorcycle Accident (Anna)

Anna FD, Collin County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident reportedly involving a motorcycle on northbound US-75 at the Collin County Outer Loop. PHI Med 2 helicopter was launched, but disregarded. Reports indicate northbound lanes are closed.

Collin County EMS Medic 192 ground transporting to Medical Center of McKinney, priority 1. Major injuries.

Accident (Frisco)

Frisco FD is on scene of a vehicle crash on southbound Dallas N Tollway near Lebanon Road. All southbound lanes are closed, per Frisco Battalion 2. No major injuries. Expect delays in the area.

Highway Closure (Grapevine)

Grapevine Police and Fire are closing all northbound and southbound lanes of 121 due to live power lines down across the roadway. The power lines have sparked a fire in the median along the highway. Substantial delays and growing. Southbound lanes closed near Bass Pro and northbound lanes closed near 635.

House Fire (Rendon)

Rendon FD is on scene of a reported house fire in the 1800 block of Wickham Drive. Working fire declared. Mutual aid from Everman, Kennedale, Crowley, and Burleson. All occupants out of the house. Heavy fire thru the roof.

Rollover Accident (Roanoke)

Roanoke Police and Fire are on scene of a major accident on eastbound 114 near Cleveland Gibbs Road. Dispatched as a vehicle rollover off the roadway and possibly into the water. Major delays on eastbound 114 in this area.

Large Grass Fire (Arlington)

Arlington FD Engine 4, Fort Worth FD Engine 27 and Engine 7 are on scene of a large grass fire in the 1400 block of Greenbelt Road and NW Green Oaks Blvd. Engine 4 requesting two brush trucks and an engine. Fort Worth FD also requesting two brush trucks.

Hot Pursuit (Garland)

Garland PD is in hot pursuit of a subject on westbound 635 passing I35E. Dallas PD Air-1 helicopter en route to assist. Updates below.

Update – This has turned into a standoff between the suspect and Police near 635 and Freeport. Avoid this scene.

Update – Officers have approached the vehicle and confirmed the subject is deceased inside the vehicle.

Traumatic Injury (Joshua)

CareFlite 9 has lifted from the scene of a traumatic injury in the 1800 block of Conveyor Drive in Joshua. Person was working on a vehicle and it fell on him. Head and leg injuries. CareFlite 9 is airlifting to Harris Methodist Fort Worth.

Auto Pedestrian (Arlington)

Engine 3, Brush 14, and multiple APD are on scene of a reported auto vs pedestrian accident on S Cooper St between California Ln and Colorado Ln. Arlington ISD Security vehicle hit a pedestrian. Arlington EMS ground transported to MCA with serious injuries. All southbound Cooper lanes closed.

Recovery (Grapevine)

Grapevine FD and PD are on scene of a body recovery at the Grapevine Dam along Fairway Drive. It was dispatched around 3:15pm as a possible medical emergency on the dam. The body has been recovered along the rocks.

Major Accident (Decatur)

Decatur Engine 1, Wise County EMS Rescue 1 and Medic 1, and law enforcement are all on scene of a major accident along FM 51 north of 380. Second ambulance — Medic 4 — has been requested to the scene. EMS reporting one vehicle off the roadway. Decatur Engine 1 reporting major damage. Assessing injuries.

Update – Rescue 1 is requesting three medical helicopters to the scene. One from Air Evac, PHI, and CareFlite.

Accident w/ Entrapment (Ft Worth)

Engine 14, Rescue 14, MedStar EMS, and FWPD central patrol officers are on scene of a reported city bus accident near E Rosedale and Bishop St. Reported as a vehicle vs. a city bus with possible entrapment inside the vehicle. MedStar advising there are four patients, one with serious injuries.