Fort Worth FD and PD are on scene of a crash involving an 18 wheeler on northbound I35W near Berry Street. All lanes have been forced off at Berry Street due to a large diesel spill on the roadway. Major delays in this area.
The Garland Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that took place around 6:30pm tonight, Monday December 10th.
Garland police officers and EMS personnel responded to two shooting calls minutes apart; one at a residence in the 500 block of Hillcrest Drive and the other at an apartment complex in the 100 block of S. Jupiter Road.
Officers located two shooting victims, one at each location. The shooting victim at the Hillcrest Drive location was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; however, the victim located at the apartment complex on Jupiter Road was transported to the hospital but died of his injuries.
The investigation is still in progress and ongoing, but Garland PD believes both victims were shot at the 100 S. Jupiter Road apartment complex. It is a murder investigation.
No suspects are in custody at this time.
If you have any information that may assist Garland PD with their investigation, call them right now.
Multiple Dallas Fire-Rescue units are working a structure fire in the 5100 block of Belmont Ave at N Garrett Ave. It’s reported to be a church. Heavy fire and smoke showing through the roof. Working fire has been declared.
This is ongoing in the Knox / Henderson area of north Dallas. Roads are closed in this immediate area for emergency responders.
Avoid this area.
Additional information and updates will be provided below.
Update – The fire has been declared out at 11:22pm.
It’s a question we have been asked many times the past 5+ years: “What’s all the smoke coming from DFW Airport? Did a plane crash? What is on fire?” This post will provide answers to those questions.
For years, firefighters at DFW International Airport have hosted agencies from across the country and around the world at their Fire Training Research Center. The center, located off Airfield Drive on the southwest side of the airport grounds, features a number of sophisticated, commercial-grade training equipment. The facility includes a mock A-380 aircraft, 5,000 sq. foot liquid hydrocarbon pit, and much more.
Aircraft rescue and firefighting (also known as “ARFF”) requires specialty fire apparatus with foam capabilities and other necessities to appropriately respond and contain any type of emergency incident involving an aircraft. It takes a lot of purposeful training to prepare for such a disaster.
As mentioned, the training center is not only for firefighters with the DFW International Airport Fire Department, but also utilized to teach and train firefighters from across the Metroplex, state, country, and world. The facility hosts firefighter training courses throughout the year. It is a busy place!
The large amount of black smoke is from the mock aircraft on the facility grounds. It is lit up in stages with heavy flames and lots of smoke, simulating an aircraft fire or crash. And usually just as quick as the smoke appears, it fades off until the next training stage. If you have observed the smoke before, you are aware the smoke is not constant, but comes in waves. Here is a quick video of a training exercise we took last year.
The heavy black column of smoke is easily seen from Highway 360. The facility is located just east of the Highway 360 and Glade Road interchange.
So next time you see the heavy amounts of black smoke from the airport, please remember there is no need for alarm or concern.
Click here to learn more about the DFW International Airport Fire Training Research Center.
The Dallas Police Department has identified a suspect from a triple shooting last Friday, December 7th.
Dallas police officers responded to a shooting call around 4:00pm last Friday in the 2700 block of Palo Alto Drive (south Dallas near Lancaster Road and I20). Three people had been shot inside of a vehicle.
Dallas Fire-Rescue transported all three to the hospital where two of the victims died from their injuries.
According to DPD, witnesses reported that a black male, wearing a black hoodie and dark-colored pants, shot into the vehicle and then fled on foot Eastbound towards Santa Rosa Drive.
During the investigation of this offense, the Dallas Police Homicide Unit has identified Lexington Malik Wright, an 18-year-old Black male, as the suspect. His image has been provided below. The Dallas Police Department is currently seeking his whereabouts.
Lexington Malik is currently being sought for an active Capital Murder warrant, a Capital Felony. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477).
Everman PD is on scene of a major accident in the 800 block of E. Enon Ave just east of Forest Hill Drive. A vehicle observed traveling at a high rate of speed has crashed at the given location and an occupant has fled the scene on foot. The occupant was last seen running behind Bean Electric. Officers are setting up a perimeter at this time. K-9 requested. Everman FD is also on scene. Avoid this area.
Update – Officers have located the person near a residence on Southway Drive. Requesting EMS to check him out.
Multiple agencies are working a major accident on westbound I20 just west of FM 2965. This will be near the Kaufman and Van Zandt county line. At least two medical helicopters have been launched to the scene. Major delays along the westbound lanes.