4 Flower Mound firefighters were building a deck in Allen this afternoon and noticed a column of black smoke nearby. They went a street over to see what it was and found a pool pump on fire! The guys grabbed a hose and doused the flames. No injuries and the off duty firefighters were able to handle the fire before it destroyed anything else! Great job guys!! They’ve even got a picture to prove it:
Structure Fire (Rowlett) Rowlett Fire is working a structure fire in the 3200 blk of Blair Oak Dr. Multiple departments mutual aid. (Thanks to Mesquite Scanner for address info)
PIC – Arlington FD Rescue 7 and Boat 7 out at Lake Arlington on a capsized boat/rescue a little while ago. No injuries and all occupants from sailboat were rescued from the water.
3 Alarm Apartment Fire (Irving) Irving FD is working a large 3 alarm apartment fire off San Jacinto Dr. Unknown exact location. Aerial operations in progress, very active fire conditions. No additional info.
Aviation (Dallas) Sounds like there is an ongoing police/security incident at Dallas Love Field. More soon.
UPDATE – Some type of security breach.
4900 Greenville Ave. – Dallas Fire Rescue Engine 37 is out with a 15 story hi-rise building with smoke on the 14th floor. Engine 37 has requested a full box alarm plus an additional truck company (3 engines, 3 trucks, 2 battalion chiefs and a rescue) to the scene. Additional units incoming.
Rollover Accident w/ Ejection (Parker County) Earlier this morning, Springtown FD, La Junta FD, Reno FD, LifeCare EMS and Air Evac 68 all responded to a rollover accident with ejection near Jay Bird Ln and Knob Hill Rd. Air Evac 68 flew 1 to JPS with reported critical injuries.
Fantastic job, Alvarado PD! This morning, just after midnight, Alvarado Police Officers were notified that a 2011 Chevy Truck had just been stolen from the 8200 block of Happy Trails, a residence just outside the city limits. Officers believed that whoever had taken the vehicle would likely be heading towards the interstate. Soon the officer’s belief was verified and the vehicle was located as it attempted to go on to IH35W northbound, towards Fort Worth. The suspect, later identified as Richard Brian Tatum (W/M 26 years old), failed to stop as the police attempted to pull him over. A pursuit then ensued heading northbound on IH35W. The pursuit went northbound to FM 1187. Tatum then drove eastbound on FM 1187 and then northbound into a subdivision. When the vehicle reached a dead end he continued off road towards open fields, driving through 3 fences. The pursuit eventually came to an end when the truck went off a dry pond embankment in rural Tarrant County. Tatum was taken into custody at that time. He was arrested for Evading Arrest with a vehicle and Theft of Property over $20K. No officers or the suspect was injured in the pursuit. Tatum also had an active warrant out of the Fort Worth Police Department and an extensive criminal history.
Great police work on the part of the officers for the arrest of this suspect and for the recovery of the victim’s property. The victim’s truck did not appear to receive major damage beyond scratches where it was ramming through fences.
Entrapment (Collin Co, Celina) Celina units along with Frisco FD heavy rescue, Prosper, and PHI AirMed 2 have been working an entrapment incident on PR 5155. Reported to be an individual trapped under a tractor. (Credit: First Response Photography)
Burns (Cooke Co, Muenster) CareFlite 2 has launched to airlift a burn victim near FM 922 and FM 373.