Monthly Archives: December 2018

Multiple vehicle crash in Ellis County critically injures multiple people; teenager killed

Around 6:40am this morning, emergency responders from Italy Police and Fire departments along with Ellis County EMS personnel responded to a major accident involving multiple vehicles on southbound I35E at the 389 mile marker between Forreston and Italy.

Upon arrival, it was determined that multiple people had been injured and one person had died at the scene.

An air medical helicopter was requested to the scene. Air Evac Lifeteam responded and airlifted one person to Parkland Hospital.

Ellis County EMS sent three ambulances to the scene. A total of four people were transported from the scene with serious to critical injuries.

Italy PD says the deceased is a 13-year-old male.

Forreston FD, DPS troopers, and Ellis County sheriffs deputies also responded to the scene. Southbound lanes of I35E were blocked during the crash.

No other information has been released.

Carrollton FD working to knock down fire at townhomes

Carrollton firefighters are working to contain a working fire at a townhome in the 2800 block of Keller Springs Road near Marsh Lane.

Reports indicate fire has been located in the walls of a two story townhome structure. Light smoke is showing from the building.

Addison firefighters are also on scene for assistance. Avoid this area.

Thanks to Carrollton FD for this picture:

9-1-1 Down (Again) For Many Cities, Counties Across North Texas

Just a few hours after agencies reported their 9-1-1 systems were back up and running, another outage occurred, plaguing cities and counties within the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The first 9-1-1 outage was reported around 11pm last night and lasted throughout the overnight hours. It was restored around 6am, but by 8:30am the outage was reported again.

The NCTCOG says the outages are due to a nationwide issue with CenturyLink. There is no estimated time of restoration.

A 9-1-1 outage may not seem like a big issue since most of us do not have to call every day. But in the event of an unforeseen emergency, you will need to get a hold of emergency responders.

Please view this link and see if your city is impacted. If it is, take note of the number you may need to call if you encounter an emergency:

We will keep you updated on the situation.

Update – NCTCOG: According to our service provider, all 9-1-1 services with the NCT9-1-1 region are operating normally. However, NCT9-1-1 will continue to monitor call traffic to ensure 9-1-1 calls are being received before we confirm that we are no longer affected by the CenturyLink outage.

Hurst Police are investigating a fatal accident at the 183 / 121 and 820 interchange

The Hurst Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident late Thursday night / early Friday morning at the Highway 183 / 121 and Loop 820 interchange.

A vehicle struck a bridge support beam along the Glenview Drive / Pipeline Road exit from westbound 183. The exit curves left to go southbound. Heavy damage to the vehicle.

As of 1:00am, there was no additional details. Check back for updated information.

Body of missing person found on the southern edge of Eagle Mountain Lake

Law enforcement officials have confirmed the body of a missing person aboard a capsized boat was located yesterday evening a few hours after he was reported missing.

Multiple agencies, including the Tarrant Regional Water District Lake Patrol, Azle FD, and Fort Worth FD, responded to the scene.

According to Tarrant County Medical Examiner records, the body was located near the 8600 block of Eagle Mountain Circle in the West Fork of the Trinity River. The area is on the southern edge of Eagle Mountain Lake.

Emergency crews were originally dispatched to Wells Burnett Road and Ten Mile Bridge Road, but shifted their response to the east.

The body was located just before 6:30pm Thursday night.

ALERT: Frisco, Rockwall 9-1-1 Down; Others Also Impacted

Frisco and Rockwall Police Departments reports their 911 lines are down. You will not be able to get through to dispatch by dialing 911.

FRISCO: You can get through by dialing direct lines at 972-292-6010.

ROCKWALL: 972-771-7724 or 972-722-5719.

SACHSE: (972)495-2005 OR (972)496-6229.

MCKINNEY: 972-547-2700.

MIDLOTHIAN: 972-775-3333.

JOHNSON COUNTY: 817-556-6060 or 6061

ALLEN: 214-509-4321

ELLIS COUNTY: 972-937-6060

Full list:

Multiple agencies within the North Central Texas COG are reporting outages as well.

They do not know when the 911 lines will be operational but will keep you updated.

DFW Scanner Nightly Recap: December 27, 2018

The DFW Scanner Nightly Recap is a quick look back at today’s incidents covered on DFW Scanner. Your Nightly Recap is a great way to catch up on the latest news of the day.

Here is your Nightly Recap for today’s stories.

Earlier this morning, Fort Worth firefighters were back on the scene of a large scrap yard fire from last night. Quint 12 and Engine 25 were at the scene to contain a few more hotspots. At this time, the fire is completely under control. Read the original report here:

An early morning house fire in Celina heavily damaged the home of an Allen firefighter and his family. The fire was first reported around 4am. Celina, Prosper, and Frisco firefighters all responded to the scene. Read the original report and find out how you can help here:

Multiple agencies were called to the scene of a possible drowning and water rescue situation south of the Eagle Mountain Lake dam early this afternoon. A body was recovered around 6:30pm. Read the original report here:

Melissa Fire personnel along with multiple law enforcement were called to aid multiple workers who had become trapped at their vehicle after driving through a flooded roadway. All workers were rescued safely. Read the original report here:

Argyle firefighters were paged to respond to a large residence with a garage on fire in the Lantana area this afternoon. First arriving units found heavy fire showing. The fire was mostly contained to the garage, although smoke was located through the residence. Read the original report here:

At least three people were transported from the scene of a multiple vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 20 at Kelly Elliott in Arlington early this evening. One person was extricated by Arlington firefighters and taken to MCA. Thankfully, no serious injuries. Read the original report here:

These are the stories we covered today. For tomorrow’s Nightly Recap, check back around 9pm. Thank you for following DFW Scanner!

Arlington emergency responders working multiple-vehicle crash on I20; person trapped

Arlington firefighters are working to free an occupant from one vehicle involved in a multiple vehicle crash in the main lanes of eastbound I20 just past the Kelly Elliott Road bridge in south Arlington.

Extrication is in progress. Multiple vehicles are damaged. Unknown severity of injuries. Truck 9, Engine 10, Truck 7, Rescue 9, Battalion 2, Arlington PD, and Arlington EMS personnel are all working the scene.

Heavy delays in the eastbound lanes of I20. Only one lane gets back at this time. It is best to find another route if your travels take you through this area.

Update – One occupant has been freed from the collision. Arlington EMS is transporting to MCA.

Update – Two more people are being transported from this scene to MCA; no major injuries.

Update – All lanes open and flowing again. APD confirms no serious injuries.

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