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


Accident w/ Entrapment (Alvarado)

Alvarado FD, PD, and CareFlite ground Medic 903 are on scene of a major accident with entrapment near Percifield Trail South and Highway 67. Medic 903 reported at least two vehicles involved, one in the ditch with major damage and entrapment. CareFlite will be landing at the scene shortly.


Major Accident (Kaufman County)

Terrell FD, Forney FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and DPS troopers are on scene of a major accident eastbound Highway 80 between Terrell and Forney. Air medical has been launched to the scene. Major delays on both sides of Highway 80. Its best to find another route.


Water Emergency (Frisco)

Several Frisco Fire and EMS units are on scene of a water pipe break at Baylor Scott and White Centennial Hospital. Multiple ambulances and the AmBus multi-patient vehicle have been requested to the scene to assist with patient evacuation from the facility. Frisco’s Command Unit is also responding to the scene.


Apartment Fire (Ft Worth)

Battalion 5, Quint 23, Engine 23, and other FWFD units are on scene of a working fire in an apartment building in the 4300 block of Old Benbrook Road. Battalion 1, Quint 16, Engine 16, Engine 18, Engine 39, Engine 30, Safety 1, and Utility 7 all assigned to the fire.


Major Accident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are working a vehicle vs. 18 wheeler crash on westbound 635 near Greenville Ave. All lanes of WB 635 are closed due to this crash. Dispatched as possible entrapment. Use extreme caution in this area, especially with a severe storm effecting the area.


Fatality Accident (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a major crash investigation involving a motorcycle in the 4600 block of W. Sublett Road around 7:17 p.m. Investigators believe that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound and attempted to pass another vehicle when the operator lost control and struck a curb. The motorcycle operator was ejected and struck a pole near the roadway. The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.


Major Accident (Alvarado)

Alvarado FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident involving two vehicles on Highway 67 between Alvarado and Keene. CareFlite has landed at the scene for air transport.

CareFlite is airlifting one patient to Harris downtown. Restrained driver in a vehicle crash with extrication.


Officer Involved Shooting (Ft Worth)

Several FWPD units are on scene of an officer involved shooting near the 3900 block of Mt. Vernon Ave. on the east side. FWPD was called to the location at around 5:20pm to investigate someone walking around with a gun, possibly intoxicated. The situation has transpired to an officer involved shooting. All officers are OK. More details when released.


Pursuit (Ft Worth)

Dalworthington Gardens PD, Pantego PD, and Arlington PD are on scene of a vehicle pursuit that ended near I30 and Cooks Lane.At least one suspect (possibly more) has fled on foot in the woods south of I30 between Ederville Road and the interstate. Fort Worth PD’s Air-1 is en route to assist ground units in the search. Arlington PD reports multiple burglary suspects are on the loose: Suspects are a male wearing ball cap, white shirt, blue jeans & a white female pink tank top & a third male suspect black windbreaker.


Traffic Alert (Denton)

Denton PD reports all main lanes of northbound and southbound I35E have been CLOSED due to a downed power line on the roadway near Post Oak Drive. There is no time estimate of reopen. Its best to find another route!


Fatal Incident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are on scene of an unknown situation involving a mobile tower near the 1700 block of Arts Plaza (downtown area). Units are requesting the Medical Examiner for one person deceased on scene. It’s best to avoid this area while emergency crews investigate the scene.

Update – This is a reported crane collapse at the base of a mobile tower. Other details are not known at this time.


Major Accident (Ennis)

Ennis Truck 192, Engine 192, Ellis County Medic 192, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident southbound I45 near the 287 interchange. Medic 192 reports at least two vehicles involved. Major damage. Air medical launched, but was disregarded. Three ambulances have been called to the scene.


Shooting (Dallas)

Multiple Dallas PD units are working a shooting at a multi-story building in the 8300 block of LBJ Freeway Service Road near Schroeder Road. Units are working to clear the building at this time. This is an active scene. AVOID this area.


18 Wheeler Fire (Waxahachie)

Waxahachie Fire Dept. and Police are on scene of a fully involved 18 wheeler fire on southbound I35E at 287. This will be in front of Baylor Waxahachie hospital. The 18 wheeler is fully engulfed in flames. All southbound lanes are closed. Requesting tankers to the scene for water supply assistance. Its best to avoid this area.


Major Accident (Arlington)

Quint 8, Engine 8, Arlington EMS Medic 8, and Arlington PD are on scene of a major accident westbound I30 just before Cooper St. Medic 8 is ground transporting one patient to JPS. This was dispatched as a major crash with ejection.


Major Accident (Johnson County)

Rio Vista FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident in the 2900 block of County Road 1110 near County Road 1219. CareFlite has lifted off the scene transporting one patient into Fort Worth. Dispatched as a vehicle in the ditch with possible entrapment. One person was declared deceased on the scene.


Shooting (Burleson)

Burleson FD and PD along with several other law enforcement are on scene of a reported shooting incident near the Jack in the Box on SW Wilshire. CareFlite will be airlifting one gunshot victim to JPS. Circumstances are not known at this time. Expect heavy police presence in this area.


Fatal Motorcycle Accident (Ft Worth)

Engine 31, Engine 37, MedStar EMS, and multiple Fort Worth PD officers are on scene of a motorcycle accident at N. Beach St. and Heritage Trace Parkway. Reported vehicle and motorcycle involved. One patient is deceased on the scene. A second patient is being transported to JPS with major trauma injuries.


House Explosion (Navarro County)

A little bit outside of our coverage area, but multiple agencies are on scene of a house explosion along Highway 31 near Dawson, TX in south Navarro County. The Navarro County Office of Emergency Management reports four people have been rescued from the house so far, and a 5th rescue is in progress.


Major Accident (Terrell)

Terrell FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and others are on scene of a major accident near FM 986 and CR 249 in far north Kaufman County. CareFlite has landed at the scene for air transport.

Update – CareFlite airlifting one person to Parkland.


18 Wheeler Crash (Denton)

Denton Fire-Rescue and Police are working a major accident involving an 18 wheeler and fuel spill on northbound I35 just north of the I35 E/W split. Only the right lane is open. Major delays extending onto both northbound I35E and I35W.


Rollover Accident (Collin County)

Melissa FD, Anna FD, Collin County EMS, multiple law enforcement are on scene of a rollover accident involving a commercial vehicle on Highway 121 at Highway 5. All lanes of 121 are closed. PHI Med 2 is airlifting a patient to Medical Center of Plano. Possible ejection.


Major Accident (Grand Prairie)

Grand Prairie Fire/EMS and PD are on scene of a reported rollover accident with possible ejection on eastbound I30 at the Belt Line Road exit. Grand Prairie EMS is ground transporting one patient code 3 (lights/siren) to Methodist Dallas. (Information: Grand Prairie Reporter)


Fatal Shooting (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department responded to a death investigation in the 2200 block of Ridge Run Road around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017. A neighbor called police after a young child had come to the neighbor’s residence to report his mother was not responsive. Officers arrived on scene and located a woman in her mid-20’s deceased with an apparent gunshot wound. The young child was unharmed. 

Investigators are processing the scene and searching for clues that may have led to the shooting death. Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detective Caleb Blank at 817-459-5735. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.   


Fatality Accident (Frisco)

Frisco Police Accident Investigators are investigating a fatality motorcycle crash that occurred on Friday, April 14th, 2017 at approximately 5:07 a.m. A motorcycle was travelling eastbound Eldorado Pkwy east of Teel Pkwy when the driver was involved in a crash with two other vehicles. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead from his injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No other parties were injured in the crash.
A cause of the crash has not yet been determined and no charges have been filed at this time.


Major Accident (Ellis County)

Waxahachie FD, multiple Ellis County EMS ambulances, and several law enforcement are on scene of a major accident with possible ejection on Highway 287 at Pimlico between Waxahachie and Ennis. One ambulance will be ground transporting a patient to Children’s Dallas, serious injuries. Additional injuries are being assessed. Major delays in this area – seek another route.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Rio Vista)

Rio Vista FD, Cleburne FD, CareFlite ground EMS, and multiple law enforcement officers are on scene of a major accident with reported entrapment on Highway 174 near Fox Run Road between Cleburne and Rio Vista. Reported to be a head-on collision. Avoid this area.

Update – Fatality accident.


Homicide (Ft Worth)

From FWPD: On 04/11/2017, West Division officers were dispatched to the 5600 block of Wellesley Ave. in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located the victim lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment, but did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Homicide detectives are investigating.


Auto Pedestrian (Arlington)

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a reported auto vs. pedestrian crash that occurred this morning at the intersection of Park Springs Blvd and Pleasant Ridge. Arlington EMS ground transported the patient, reported to be a juvenile, to MCA with very serious injuries. APD is still on scene at this intersection to investigate the crash.


Structure Fire (Dallas)

Engine 16, Battalion 6, and other DFR units are working a large metal building on fire in the 3900 block of Singleton Blvd. Heavy smoke will be visible from this fire. Command has requested an additional truck company to the scene.


High Water (McLennan County)

Sheriffs deputies and county fire departments in McLennan County (Waco area) are busy tonight with severe weather. Units report high water on I35 just north of Waco in Elm Mott. FD is on scene of a vehicle reportedly submerged in water on the access road of I35 in Elm Mott, and fire personnel have just been paged to assist with high water threatening a residence also in Elm Mott. There are also accidents along I35 between Hillsboro and Waco. Emergency responders are also dealing with a Tornado Warning on the southeastern part of the county. Busy night for our friends down in the Waco area.


Auto Pedestrian (Ft Worth)

Engine 14, Engine 3, MedStar 36, and east side Fort Worth PD officers are on scene of a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian in the 4100 block of E. Lancaster Ave. MedStar 36 reports CPR is in progress. MedStar 36 is ground transporting the patient to Harris downtown, trauma alert.


House Fire (Ft Worth)

Quint 16, Engine 23, and other FWFD units are on scene with heavy fire showing from a house in the 6400 block of Darwood Ave. Battalion 5, Engine 18, Engine 8, Engine 30, Quint 23, and Safety 1 are all assigned to the fire.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Joshua)

Joshua FD is on scene of a major accident with entrapment on Broadway / Highway 174 near Paula Street. Extrication is in progress. CareFlite air medical has been launched to the scene and will be landing in the roadway. Highway 174 will be closed for landing. Burleson FD is responding to assist along with Johnson County Engine 83.


Structure Fire (Rendon)

Rendon FD is on scene with fire showing from a structure in the 5500 block of Jessica Lane. Working fire. Everman FD, Kennedale FD, Crowley FD, Johnson County St. 82, and Dalworthington Gardens FD are all assisting. Edgecliff Village FD is standing by at Rendon’s station for any calls.


Structure Fire (Briaroaks)

Briaroaks FD, Alvarado FD, Rendon FD, Venus FD, Godley FD, ESD St. 82, and ESS 88 have been working a residential structure fire in the 600 block of S. Briaroaks Road. FD units were first on scene with a fully involved residential structure fire.


Major Accident (Dallas)

Dallas Fire-Rescue and Police are on scene of a multiple vehicle crash involving large trucks on northbound 75 near 635. All lanes have been closed due to this accident. One truck has rolled over. Avoid this area! 


Outdoor Siren Malfunction

FYI: We are getting reports of outdoor warning sirens sounding across Dallas County. There is currently no severe weather in the area.

Update – The sirens have sounded off and on at least three times now. Again, there is no severe weather threatening DFW at this hour. This appears to be a major malfunction. There is no emergency.

Dallas County OEM: System malfunction with City of Dallas siren system. Crews working to fix. No emergency. Please do NOT call 911. Thank you.


SWAT Incident (Grand Prairie)

*Delayed for officer safety* Grand Prairie Police officers and SWAT team members have taken a suspect into custody from a barricaded person situation in the 1800 block of Wedgewood Drive. The suspect, known to the police department, has a history of recent erratic behavior. GPPD was called to the house this morning to handle a disturbance call when the suspect barricaded himself inside the residence. SWAT was called to the scene and the incident is now over with the suspect in custody. Great job, Grand Prairie PD!


Apartment Fire (Dallas)

Battalion 4 is on scene with fire showing from a multi-story apartment building in the 9900 block of Forest Lane. Working fire declared. Battalion 2, Engine 22, Engine 28, Engine 57, Rescue 22, Truck 37, and Truck 57 are all assigned to the fire.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Collin County)

Nevada FD, Josephine FD, Farmersville FD, Wylie FD, Collin County EMS, Wylie EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident with entrapment on Highway 78 near Business 78 in Copeville. CareFlite has been launched to the scene. 

Update – Medic 193 is ground transporting a patient with major injuries, CPR in progress. There is also a reported fatality at this scene.


Apartment Fire (Dallas)

Battalion 4, Engine 37, and other DFR units are on scene with heavy fire showing from the first floor of a reported two story apartment building in the 7000 block of Holly Hill Drive. A working fire has been declared. Battalion 3, Engine 22, Engine 28, Rescue 37, Truck 37, and Truck 57 are all assigned to the fire.


Shooting (Ft Worth)

Fort Worth PD is investigating a shooting incident in the 5000 block of Sunshine Drive on the east side of Fort Worth. MedStar is ground transporting a patient to JPS, serious gunshot wound injuries.


Traumatic Injury (Waxahachie)

Waxahachie Engine 3, Battalion 1, Ellis County Medic 161, and Supervisor 505 are on scene of a traumatic injury at the Urban Air Trampoline Park, 507 N Highway 77. Medic 161 has requested launch of CareFlite air medical to transport the patient. CareFlite 2 has been launched and will be landing at Baylor Waxahachie.


Possible Water Rescue (Grapevine Lake)

Grapevine Battalion 1, Engine 1, Dive 1, Marine 1, Engine 2, Medic 1, and Medic 5 are on scene of a possible water rescue on Grapevine Lake. Flower Mound Engine 502 and Medic 502 are also responding. Reports of an overturned watercraft with people in the water. Units are responding to the area of Bolo Lane and High Road on the north shore. Grapevine Marine 1 is on the water. Battalion 501 reports two victims in the water and in need of rescue. Flower Mound and Grapevine both have boats on the water.

Update – Grapevine Marine 1 has rescued one victim from the water. The second victim was able to swim to shore. Rescue completed.


Accident w/ Entrapment (Saginaw)

Saginaw FD Truck 14, Rescue 14, Fort Worth FD Engine 31, Rescue 38, Quint 9, MedStar EMS, and others are on scene of a major accident with entrapment at Blue Mound Road / FM 156 and Grand Central Parkway. CareFlite 1 has been launched to the scene and will be landing on Blue Mound Road. Extrication is in progress on one patient with serious to critical injuries.

Update – Extrication has been completed. CareFlite has landed at the scene.


HazMat (Ft Worth)

Quint 9, Engine 19, Battalion 3, Squad 2, Battalion 2, Truck 2, and MedStar EMS are on scene of a reported 18 wheeler fire in the 2900 block of Braswell Drive. CareFlite has just landed at the scene for to transport a burn victim.


Search (Bedford)

Grand Prairie PD and Bedford PD are searching for a subject on foot in the area of Bedford Road and Murphy Drive. Subject fled from police on foot after a vehicle chase. A perimeter is being established in the area. DPS-101 helicopter has been requested to the scene. Units are on foot searching the creek behind Bridgeton Lane. K-9 officer is on scene to assist. If you live in this area, stay inside and call Police if you see or hear anything suspicious.


Shooting (Frisco)

Frisco PD and Frisco FD/EMS are on scene of a shooting in the 6000 block of Larkspur Lane. Frisco Medic 3 is ground transporting a patient with major gunshot wound injuries. Expect heavy police presence in this neighborhood.


Major Accident (Ennis)

Ennis FD, Ellis County EMS, and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident on Highway 287 near Oak Grove Road. Medic 191 has requested a total of three ambulances to the scene along with two medical helicopters. Avoid this area.


House Fire (Plano)

Battalion 1, Engine 2, Engine 1, Truck 1, and other Plano FD units are on scene with heavy smoke showing from a house in the 3300 block of John Muir Court. Engine 4 laying a supply line into Engine 1. Interior operations in progress. Heavy fire in the attic. Engine 6 laying a line.


Rollover Accident (Weatherford)

Weatherford FD, PD, and LifeCare EMS are on scene of a rollover accident eastbound I20 near Ric Williamson Memorial Highway. Delays affect both eastbound and westbound lanes. Engine 3 reports one vehicle on its side. Everyone is out of the vehicle and in the care of EMS. Its best to find another route.


Search (Lake Arlington)

At 7:33 pm on March 31st Arlington’s Dive Team responded to Lake Arlington for a report of a missing person.
Family members on scene reported that the 43 year old male had left on the jet ski, without a life vest, 3 hours prior and had not returned. Arlington’s Dive Team launched and began a search. Fort Worth PD Air 1 helicopter also responded to assist in the search.
Operations were suspended at 10:15 pm and resumed at 8:00 am today. Currently, dive teams from Arlington and Grand Prairie FD are searching the lake along with Tarrant Regional Water District and Texas Game Wardens. They are utilizing side scan sonar to assist in the search. This enables rescuers to quickly search a wide area and obtain detailed underwater images regardless of water clarity.
The operation is set to transition from rescue to recovery mode at 4:00 pm today, 24 hours after he was last seen.