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

House Fire (Ft Worth)

Engine 3, Engine 22 are on scene with heavy fire showing from a single story structure in the 5200 block of Nell Street. Working fire. Mutual aid from Forest Hill FD. Battalion 4, Truck 14, and Quint 24 also assigned to the fire.

Major Accident, Vehicle into Water (Ellis/Navarro Co)

Avalon FD, Forreston FD, Ellis County EMS, Navarro County units, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a reported vehicle into a creek near FM 55 just south of Highway 34. Patient has been located downstream in the creek. CPR is in progress.

Ellis County Medic 152 is ground transporting the patient to Ennis Regional, CPR in progress. Firefighters on board to assist with patient care.

Officer Involved Shooting (Dallas)

On March 30, 2017, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Dallas Police SWAT officers were serving a narcotics warrant in the 3000 block of Clydedale Drive. When officers entered the residence they were confronted by an armed suspect. One officer fired founds striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue in unknown condition. This is an ongoing investigation.

Fatality Fire (Ellis County)

Around 4:30pm this evening, Red Oak FD, Waxahachie FD, Ovilla FD, and Ellis County EMS medics were called to the scene of a structure fire in the 500 block of Pritchett Road. Fully involved structure fire upon FD arrival, reported to be a mobile home. There were at least two civilian injuries at the scene: one patient with burns was transported to Parkland and another patient was found deceased inside the structure. Ellis County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the incident.

Double Electrocution (Ft Worth)

At approximately 6:15pm March 29th 2017 the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to the 1500 Block of Oakland Place to a reported electrocution. When Fire units arrived on scene they were directed by bystanders to a heavily wooded area near the North end of Oakland Lake Park. Witness reported that two children had been electrocuted by fallen power lines. Fire units made their way into the area to locate the victims. Fire crews confirmed that there were two victims and the power lines were still energized and arching. A grass fire had also been ignited from the lines. Fort Worth Fire requested an emergency response from Oncor to assist in making the scene safe for fire and Medstar crews to enter and additional Fire units were requested to extinguish the fire. Oncor emergency response crews arrived on scene and were able to de-energize the lines. With the scene safe, Fire and Medstar personnel accessed the victims and determined that they were deceased. The victims were two boys approximately 11 to 12 years old. Final identification will be determined by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. At this time the scene is being secured by FWPD. FWPD Chaplains are scene to support the family of the victims.

House Fire (Murphy)

Murphy Quint 191 and others are on scene of a working house fire in the 100 block of Devenshire Drive. Interior attack. Constant water supply established. Plano FD and others have been toned for mutual aid.

Major Accident (Forreston)

Forreston FD, Ellis County EMS, and law enforcement are on scene of a rollover accident with possible ejection in the 900 block of Dry Branch Road. Medic 172 is currently transporting a patient to Methodist Dallas, serious injuries. Medic 161 is transporting at least one patient to Baylor Waxahahachie, unknown severity.

Shooting (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is on scene of a reported shooting in the 10200 block of Cool Spring Drive in far west Fort Worth. FWPD responded to reports of a possible robbery and person shot at a home just before 12pm today. We will post more information once its been released by FWPD.

SWAT Incident (Arlington)

*Delayed for officer safety* Arlington PD has taken a suspect into custody from a shooting and subsequent standoff in the 4800 block of Abbott Ave in southeast Arlington. The Arlington PD reports they received a call at 9:11am from an individual who reported he was shot. The incident may revolve around a domestic type situation. The SWAT team was called while units surrounded the house and area. SWAT has made entry into the home and the suspect is in custody. The neighborhood will be opening soon. Please remember: we delay posting SWAT incidents until the situation has been resolved.

Fatality Accident w/ Highway Closure (Frisco)

Frisco Quint 3, Medic 3, Truck 2, and others are on scene of a major accident involving multiple cars on northbound Dallas N. Tollway near 121. Medic 3 reports there is one fatality at the scene. FD units have blocked all northbound lanes. All lanes forced to exit the freeway. Multiple vehicles involved with major damage reported.

Fatality Accident (Arlington)

 The Arlington Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash around 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of California Lane. Investigators believe the vehicle was traveling eastbound on California Lane and for an unknown reason, the vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes, left the roadway and struck a tree. The sole occupant and driver of the vehicle, an 18-year old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Armed Robbery (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is investigating an armed robbery in the 6500 block of Camp Bowie Blvd., reported to be at Loan Star Title Loans. FWPD Air-1 helicopter is overhead the scene. There are also numerous reports of heavy police activity at Hulen Mall, not too far from this location.

House Fire (Arlington)

Engine 14 is on scene of a working fire at a house in the 2200 block of Park Springs Court, pulling a line. Smoke showing. Engine 3 also on scene. Arlington EMS is on scene for a reported victim.

Update – Crews have rescued one person from the fire. CPR is in progress.

Major Accident (Frisco)

Frisco FD Quint 7 and Medic 7 are on scene of a reported major accident in the 11700 block of Kurth Drive, requesting a second ambulance to the scene along with a medical helicopter. One patient requiring air transport to Children’s Dallas.

Update – CareFlite has lifted off the scene en route to Children’s Dallas.

Update – Fire under control.

3 Alarm HazMat (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth Engine 1, Truck 1, and multiple other FWFD units are on scene of a reported hazardous materials incident near the 200 block of Pecan Street near downtown. A 2nd alarm has been called to the scene. Reports indicate this may have originated as a gas leak. Its best to avoid this area as there will be numerous Fire and Police crews on scene.

Update – A 3rd alarm has been called to the scene. Additional fire units are responding. Please continue to avoid this area. FWFD: Students from Montessori @ Sundance Square have been Evacuated to FW City Club Parents call 817-392-3306 for info about students

SWAT Incident (Dallas)

On March 21, 2017, at about 8:54 p.m., Dallas Narcotics officers were serving a warrant in the 2100 block of Chatham Square Court. As Narcotics officers reached the front of the residence, shots were fired at the officers. The situation was then treated as a barricaded person(s) incident. Dallas SWAT officers were notified and responded to the scene. Eventually, three individuals were taken into custody without incident. No officers were injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Motorcycle Accident (Collin County)

Collin County EMS Medic 1 has requested PHI Med 2 to the scene of a motorcycle accident at FM 1827 / New Hope Road E. and CR 466. PHI Med has landed at the scene.

Update – Patient is being transported by ground to Medical Center of McKinney with major injuries. Flight crew on board to assist with patient care.

Auto Pedestrian (N. Richland Hills)

North Richland Hills PD reports they have closed the eastbound Texas 183 TEXpress lanes at Rufe Snow due to a reported auto pedestrian crash. They do expect a prolonged closure. Its best to choose another route.

Update – NRHPD confirms a fatality at the scene. Avoid this area.

Police Incident (Collin County)

Multiple Collin County sheriffs deputies, Princeton PD, Frisco PD, Lowry Crossing FD, Princeton FD, and Collin County EMS (AMR) are on scene of a police incident in the 2200 block of The Crossings Drive in Lowry Crossing, Collin County. The incident has concluded with at least one person deceased.

Fatality Crash (Denton)

The Denton PD is investigating a fatality crash that occurred earlier this evening in the 2200 block of Fort Worth Drive (Hwy 377) between Massey St. and E. Mission St. Denton PD confirms a vehicle vs. motorcycle crash and one fatality. The investigation is ongoing.

Public Assistance Requested (Dallas)

The Dallas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the following incident:

On March 18, 2017, at about 2:10 a.m., a dark colored sedan, unknown make and model, struck a female pedestrian in the 2200 block of Cedar Springs Road. After the vehicle struck the female pedestrian, the unknown driver stopped and exited the vehicle. The driver walked back, looked at the pedestrian on the ground, and fled the location in an unknown direction. The driver is described as a Black male with short curly hair, approximately 5’10” to 6’2” in height, and was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black pants. The suspect vehicle has front-end damage to the front windshield and possibly the back window. The victim is 23-year-old Rachel Spelman.

If you have information regarding this fatal accident, please contact Detective Jearlyn Jackson in Vehicle Crimes (214) 671-0009. The associated case numbers are 060673-2017 and 060674-2017.

3 Alarm Fire (Irving)

Irving – 2 alarm structure fire at 2304 Century Center, Dr. Pepper plant. Heavy smoke on arrival. Fire on roof. Defensive fire. A9
Update: Fire is out.
Update: 3rd alarm transmitted. Found additional fire in building.

Departmental Accident (Hurst)

On March 18, 2017, at about 3:04 am, Hurst Police Officer Brandon Minchew was sitting in his marked patrol Chevrolet Tahoe in the 100 block of the northbound lanes of Loop 820. Officer Minchew was blocking lanes of traffic due to a previous accident. While sitting in his vehicle with the emergency lights activated, it was struck in the back by a white Mazda sedan. Officer Minchew was transported to the hospital, treated for injuries, and released. The other driver was not injured. She was arrested and booked into the Hurst Jail for Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle.

Fatality Crash (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a single car fatality crash that occurred around 5:30 a.m. in the 300 block of S. Bowen Rd. A woman driving a sedan lost control of her vehicle and struck the side of a commercial building. The Fire Department responded to the scene and helped remove the driver from the damaged car. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

Rollover Accident (Farmersville)

Farmersville FD, Collin County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are working a rollover accident on eastbound Highway 380 near CR 699 just east of Farmersville. PHI Med 2 is airlifting one patient to Medical Center of Plano from this scene. Eastbound lanes of 380 are closed. 

Accident w/ HazMat (Frisco/Plano)

Frisco Quint 8, Plano Engine 10, and DPS troopers are on scene of a major accident on northbound 121 near Coit Road. All northbound lanes have been closed along with at least one SB lane. Reports indicate a vehicle and a gas truck involved. HazMat has been requested to the scene. Expect a prolonged closure due to cleanup.

Accident w/ Fire (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Dallas Police are working a major accident on northbound Walton Walker/Loop 12 at I30. Reports indicate one vehicle caught fire. Truck 50 reports a fatality at the scene. All northbound lanes are forced to exit off the freeway. Accident Investigators have been called to the scene.

Fatality Crash (Cleburne)

One person died in an early morning vehicle crash on Highway 67 between Cleburne and Bono. Around 1:30am this morning, Cleburne FD, Bono FD, Cleburne PD, CareFlite ground EMS, Johnson County sheriffs and DPS troopers all responded to a major accident on Highway 67 near FM 1434. Reports indicate at least one vehicle and one 18 wheeler were involved. One person died at the scene.

Major Accident (Ellis County)

Highway 287 is closed between Waxahachie and Ennis due to an earlier 18 wheeler crash. This morning around 6am, Ellis County ESD #6 firefighters, Ellis County EMS Medic 162, and multiple law enforcement responded to an 18 wheeler crash on southbound Highway 287 near Old Church Road. One patient was ground transported with serious injuries. Reports indicate the 18 wheeler was significantly damaged. Extensive cleanup is still in progress.

ATV Accident (Bosque County)

Three CareFlite helicopters have been called to a reported off road/ATV accident near the 2200 block of CR 2800 outside of Morgan, TX in Bosque County. Two helicopters have lifted off the scene and the final one has just landed. All three patients will be airlifted to Harris Methodist in Fort Worth.

Gas Leak w/ Fire (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue has requested a 2nd alarm response to a gas leak that has ignited a fire near the 2100 block of Main Street in downtown Dallas. One building is exposed to the fire. Main Street will be closed through this area.

Major Accident (Benbrook)

Benbrook FD – 820 East between Winscott and Bryant Irvin for a major accident with entrapment. Requesting Fort Worth Fire and MedStar as well as Careflite.

Update to this incident – I20 is closed in both directions. 18 wheeler vs. vehicle with major damage. One person trapped. CareFlite on scene

SWAT Incident (Johnson County)

*Delayed for officer safety* – For the past four hours, Johnson County sheriffs deputies and other law enforcement have been on scene of a barricaded person in the 400 block of E. Godley Ave. Police responded to reports of a suicidal subject with gunshots heard in the area around 6pm. Law enforcement has the suspect in police custody. CareFlite air medical has been called to the scene to airlift the suspect to a hospital. Unknown severity of injuries at this time.

House Fire (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue is on scene with heavy smoke showing from a one story house in the 6100 block of Spring Valley Road. Working fire. Dallas PD requested to assist with traffic control on Spring Valley between Preston and Hughes. Its best to avoid this area.

House Fire (Plano)

Engine 12, Engine 4, Engine 7, and other Plano FD units are working a house fire in the 4800 block of Holly Berry Drive. Engine 12 has fire attack in the garage. Heavy smoke will be visible from this fire.

Search (Grapevine)

Texas Game Wardens have located one missing boater and are still looking for a second. Denton County Game Warden located a child wandering around in nearby wooded area, one of the two missing boaters from last night. The search, involving Game Wardens and other emergency personnel from the area, continues today in the area of Denton Creek near Grapevine Lake.

Major Accident (Arlington)

Truck 9, Quint 6, Arlington EMS, and Arlington PD are working a major accident on eastbound I20 near Collins Street, requesting an additional engine and ambulance to the scene. Multiple lanes blocked. Engine 9 responding to assist. A total of three ambulances have been called to the scene. Its best to find another route.

Major Accident (Waxahachie)

Waxahachie Truck 3, Engine 3, Ellis County Medic 172, and Waxahachie PD are working a serious accident involving a motorcycle on Butcher Road near Hwy 77. Medic 172 is ground transporting a patient to Methodist central with major injuries. Butcher Road is closed.

Apartment Fire (Dallas)

Engine 48 is on scene with heavy smoke and fire showing from a 2 story apartment building in the 8700 block of Ferndale Road. Battalion 3, Battalion 4, Engine 31, Engine 57, Truck 57, Truck 39, and Rescue 57 all assigned to the fire.

Update – Command has requested a 2nd alarm to the scene of this fire.

Major Accident (Johnson County)

Liberty Chapel FD, CareFlite ground and air EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident on Highway 171 near CR 312 just south of Cleburne. CareFlite air was called to the scene. Major delays still present on Highway 171 through this area.