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

Major Accident (Burleson)

Burleson FD has landed CareFlite at the scene of a major accident on northbound I35W service road (Burleson Blvd) near Bethesda Road. There is also a separate incident on southbound I35W involving a vehicle fire. The highway is closed southbound for this vehicle fire. These are two separate incidents.

Apartment Fire (Plano)

Truck 8 and Engine 8 are on scene with smoke showing from an apartment building in the 6900 block of Preston Road. Engine 7 reports a victim from the fire. Battalion 1 requesting a second ambulance to the scene.

Now reporting two victims and requesting 3 ambulances.

Update – Requesting CareFlite helicopter to the scene for one of the victims.

Update – Medic 10 ground transporting one patient to Medical Center of Plano, severe burns, CPR is in progress.

Update – CareFlite 4 airlifting one patient to Parkland. Plano Medic 10 ground transported a patient with severe burns.

Major Accident (Rockwall)

Rockwall FD, Rockwall County EMS, and Rockwall PD are working a major accident on eastbound I30 near FM 549. Rockwall PD reports all eastbound I30 lanes are closed at John King Blvd. Reports of an 18 wheeler vs another vehicle. Unknown injuries. Expect an extended closure.

Incidents (Ellis County)

Public safety crews were busy overnight in Ellis County with multiple serious incidents. Here’s a rundown:
2AM: Major Accident (Waxahachie) Waxahachie Fire Dept., Ellis County EMS, and law enforcement all responded to a major accident at Ovilla Road and 287 bypass around 2am. Multiple ambulances responded. Reported vehicle rollover. Several children were transported, at least one by air medical helicopter, to Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
4AM: Major Accident (Forreston) Forreston FD and other emergency responders responded to a reported vehicle vs. pole crash off Highway 77 between Forreston and Waxahachie. At least two transported from the scene with reported serious injuries.
There was also a shooting near Maypearl, but we have not heard any details on that scene. Busy night for Ellis County!

Apartment Fire (Plano)

Battalion 1, Truck 5, Engine 5 are on scene of a working fire at an apartment complex in the 3400 block of W Park Blvd. Engine 2 establishing a water supply. 

Update – Fire in the kitchen of one of the apartment units. Fire knocked down by interior crews.

3 Alarm Fire (Dallas)

A fire in Dallas has quickly escalated to 3 alarms, 4900 block of Eastside Ave. Setting up aerial operations and working to protect multiple exposures. A third alarm was requested within minutes of the second alarm. Two story building fully involved.

Major Accident (Mansfield)

Mansfield Fire/EMS and Police are working a major accident on the southbound US-287 exit for Lone Star Road. Possible ejection. Units have landed PHI Med 8 helicopter at the scene. The exit ramp to Lone Star Road form 287 has been shut down.

PHI Med 8 has lifted from the scene en route to JPS with one patient. Possible femur fracture.

Fatality Accident (Plano)

Just after 2:15am, Plano Engine 1, Truck 1, and Medic 1 were dispatched to a traffic crash on northbound US-75 near the President George W. Bush Turnpike. One vehicle struck the back of an 18 wheeler. FD units advised there were two patients, one person deceased on the scene and one person with critical injuries. Northbound 75 was closed for several hours this morning, but has since been reopened.

Body Found (Dalworthington Gardens)

Dalworthington Gardens PD and Arlington PD are investigating a body found in Pappy Elkins Lake, 3300 block of Elkins Drive. Just after 1pm, an officer on patrol notified dispatch that there was a body in Pappy Elkins Lake. Arlington PD responded to assist with the crime scene and investigation. The body has been recovered and released to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. The investigation is ongoing.

Rescue (Dallas)

Multiple Dallas Fire Rescue crews are on scene of a rescue situation at a 15 story building near Greenville Ave and LBJ. Engine 57 reports one person is suspended from a top floor of the building. Possibly two people in need of rescue. Urban Search and Rescue has been dispatched to the scene.

Update – DFR confirms first person was successfully rescued. Working on second rescue at this time.

Update – Second rescue complete. Great job DFR!

Major Accident (Burleson)

Burleson FD, PD, and MedStar are working a major accident on northbound I35W near Alsbury. CareFlite 1 has just landed at the scene. NB I35W is closed. Avoid this area!

This is a fatality accident. One patient passed away at Cook Children’s just after 9am this morning, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Major Accident (Lewisville)

Lewisville FD, Lake Cities FD, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident northbound I35E at the Lake Lewisville bridge. Reports indicate the accident involves 18 wheeler and at least one vehicle. One vehicle has crashed into the water. No major injuries, but traffic is heavy in the area. Its best to find another route.

Major Accident (Denton County)

Prosper and Little Elm units are working a major accident on Highway 380 between Magnolia Blvd and FM 1385. CareFlite has been launched to the scene. Also requesting Frisco’s Rescue 1 truck. At least two vehicles involved, major damage. Highway 380 will be completely closed. One person is heavily trapped in a vehicle that crashed under a box truck.

2 Alarm Fire (Bedford)

Bedford FD has been working a 2 alarm fire at Texas Land and Cattle, 1813 Hwy 121. Fire and smoke showing upon arrival, per Bedford FD. Avoid this area. The fire is now under control, but extensive overhaul operations are in progress.

Hot Pursuit (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD and others are in hot pursuit eastbound 820 approaching Highway 26. 90 MPH reported. UPDATES BELOW

*Update – The pursuit has ended as a successful spike hit on the suspect vehicle, eastbound 183 at 360. Two suspects in custody. Great job to FWPD and other agencies who assisted.

Major Accident (Rendon)

Rendon Engine 26, Medic 26, and law enforcement are on scene of a major accident on Rendon Road near Renwood Drive. One vehicle major damage. Serious injuries are reported. Air medical has declined due to weather. Engine 26 requesting Everman FD for assistance. Possible ejection. Avoid this area.

Gas Leak (Bedford)

Bedford FD is working a major gas leak in the 200 block of Harwood Road between Norwood Drive and Brown Trail. A full one alarm assignment is on scene. Harwood Road is closed in this area. Please avoid the area!

Motorcycle Accident (Alvarado)

We’ve had several people asking what the hold up was on Highway 67 in Alvarado this evening. Alvarado FD and CareFlite ground EMS landed CareFlite for a motorcycle accident on E Hwy 67 near Baugh Street. The accident has been cleared and the roadway is open.

Search (Kennedale)

Kennedale PD, Arlington PD, DPS-101 helicopter and other law enforcement officers are searching for a subject on foot in the area of Bowman Springs Road and Corry A Edwards Road. Schools are on lockdown and Bowman Springs Road is closed in front of Fellowship Christian Academy. Avoid this area.

‪Final Update – The search has been suspended. Officers were not able to locate the subject. PD will remain in the area.‬

Grass Fire (Collin County)

Princeton FD along with multiple mutual aid departments are working a grass fire with reported structures involved in the 2500 block of Live Oak Road. Lowry Crossing FD, Branch FD, Farmersville FD, Melissa FD, and McKinney FD have all been requested to the scene.

Fast is moving fast due to winds. Additional structures in danger. Texas A&M Forest Service requested.

Gas Leak (Prosper)

Prosper FD and PD are working a major gas leak near Gentle Creek Trail and Coit Road. CoServ reports a 6″ gas line has been struck. Coit Road is closed between Prosper Trail and Frontier Parkway. There are some reports of residential evacuations in the area. If you live in the area, pay attention to messages from public safety.

Fatality Accident (Johnson County)

One person was killed last night in a rollover crash in northwest Johnson County. The accident occurred on the S curve of FM 2331 near Sky Road. Godley FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement responded to the scene. FM 2331 was closed for some time yesterday evening to investigate the crash.

2 Alarm Incident (Haltom City)

Haltom City FD with assistance from Fort Worth FD, North Richland Hills FD, Hurst FD, and Richland Hills FD are on scene of a 2 Alarm incident at the Tyson plant, 3900 Meacham Blvd, investigating a possible hazardous condition. One patient has been transported from the scene code 3 (lights/siren). Medstar is on standby for any additional injuries.

House Fire (Arlington)

Battalion 2, Engine 14, Truck 9, and Engine 9 are on scene of a house Fire in the 5400 block of Windy Meadow Drive. Smoke showing from the roof on arrival. Engine 14 made interior attack. Fire is out at this time. No injuries and house pet made it out OK.

Search (Arlington)

Arlington PD with assistance from DPS-101 helicopter are searching for armed robbery suspects in the area of NE Green Oaks Blvd and Ballpark Way in north Arlington. Avoid the area and do not interfere with police activities.

Fatality Accident (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is investigating an earlier major accident on southbound 287 near Blue Mound Road. The crash occurred around 11:15am this morning and involved at least two vehicles. One patient was pronounced deceased on scene. The accident has been cleared and the roadway reopened.

Traffic Alert / Standoff (Navarro Co)

Navarro County reports I45 is closed in both directions near the 220 mile marker due to a standoff. Man with a gun. Shots fired. SWAT has been requested to the scene. This is on I45 between Corsicana and Richland. Highway could be closed for a prolonged period of time.

Update – Suspect is in custody.

Shooting (Dallas)

Dallas PD is investigating a shooting near the 9200 block of Skillman Street. Reports indicate a shooting has occurred near the 7-11 store just east of Skillman Street and LBJ, requesting Crime Scene. Air-1 is overhead.

2 Alarm House Fire (Dallas)

Battalions 1 and 3 are on scene with smoke showing from a two story residential structure in the 5300 block of Longview Street. Quite a bite of smoke showing from the roof.

Update – Command has requested a 2 alarm response to this fire. Fire coming from the roof of a two story residential structure.

2 Alarm Commercial Fire (Dallas)

Truck 23 and Engine 23 are on scene with heavy fire showing from a large commercial structure in the 3600 block of E. Kiest Blvd. Battalion 5, Battalion 6, Engine 6, Engine 33, Engine 38, and Truck 4 all assigned on the first alarm.

Update – Command has also requested a 2 alarm response to this fire. Heavy fire showing from a warehouse.