Monthly Archives: May 2019

Medical helicopter called to tree-trimming injury in Pilot Point

Pilot Point Fire/EMS are on the scene of a trauma injury in the 20200 block of Willow Glade Circle east of town.

Dispatched information indicates a female was trimming a tree when she fell approximately 4 feet, causing a potentially serious injury.

PHI Med 10 has landed near the scene and will be airlifting the patient to a hospital / trauma facility.

*Update – PHI Med 10 is airlifting the patient to Medical City Plano.

Dallas firefighters working two-story apartment fire

Battalion 5, Engine 40, and other Dallas Fire-Rescue units are working an apartment fire in the south Oak Cliff area near 8300 Willoughby Blvd.

First arriving units report heavy smoke and fire showing from a two-story brick apartment building. A working fire has been declared. Fire attack is in progress.

This is in the I20 and I35E area.

UPDATE: Pilot uninjured after aircraft goes down in Cleburne

A quick update to our original post which can be read here.

Emergency officials in Johnson County say the pilot of this aircraft was not injured after an emergency landing in Cleburne.

Cleburne police and fire along with DPS troopers responded to the scene and located the aircraft off E. Industrial Blvd north of US-67 and east of Highway 174.

No additional details have been released.

Photo: Johnson County Emergency Management

Emergency responders investigating an aircraft down in Cleburne

Multiple Cleburne firefighters and police officers are investigating a reported aircraft down on the north side of Cleburne. DPS is on scene as well.

Reports indicate the location near the 300 block of E. Industrial Blvd, generally east of 174 and north of US-67. Unknown aircraft type.

There was a plane overhead circling the downed aircraft, but it has since left the area.

Unknown injuries at this time. Reports indicate the pilot is out and walking around. Air medical has been placed on standby just in case they are needed.

Occupant shoots 24-year-old driver, causing car to veer off and crash into a south Dallas house

Dallas police officers responded to a shooting overnight in the 1500 block of Brook Valley Lane. This location is in the Wolf Creek neighborhood of south Dallas.

During the investigation, it was revealed that a 24-year-old male driver was driving a vehicle with a juvenile witness and 27-year-old occupant. The 27-year-old male pulled out a gun from the back seat and shot the driver. The driver was wounded, causing the vehicle to veer off the roadway and strike a house.

The victim was transported to Methodist central hospital and pronounced deceased. No one else sustained any injuries.

The 27-year-old suspect was charged with murder and transported to jail.

Dallas firefighters battling large fire in Old East Dallas

Multiple Dallas Fire-Rescue units are working a large structure fire near the 4400 block of Eastside Ave near Carroll Ave. This is east of downtown Dallas in the Old East Dallas area.

Battalion 1, Battalion 3, Battalion 6, Engine 8, Truck 3, Engine 19, Engine 3, Truck 24, and Engine 19 are all on scene. Others may be on scene as well.

Firefighters report heavy fire and smoke showing from a two-story commercial building. They have moved into defensive mode battling the fire from aerial master streams and deck guns.

Smoke will be visible from this fire. Avoid the area.

Thanks to @tracischuh on Twitter for the banner picture.

Tornado WATCH issued for most of North Texas, including DFW

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado WATCH for most of North Texas, including the immediate DFW Metroplex, until 8pm.

Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. Other threats include large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning.

Please stay alert and follow DFW Scanner throughout the day as we monitor the latest weather.

No one shot after Dallas officer discharges firearm at armed suspect

The Dallas Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday (Tuesday) evening near the 7500 block of CF Hawn Freeway in southeast Dallas.

At around 7:54pm, Dallas police officers responded to reports of an armed person inside of a business. When officers arrived, the suspect ran out of the business and barricaded himself under a vehicle. Officers gave commands to the suspect and even deployed a taser, but nothing was successful in getting him to surrender.

The suspect then turned towards the officers with the weapon in his hand. At that time, one of the officers discharged his firearm, but it did not strike the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital due to a medical condition.

No officers or suspects were hit with gunshots. The suspect remains hospitalized in unknown condition.

9:10am – Severe weather headed towards DFW

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is moving across the area and should arrive in the DFW Metroplex around or just before lunchtime.

This is the first of possibly two rounds of severe weather possible today. All modes of severe weather are possible, from large hail to a few tornadoes. We will have to see if this first round of weather will do anything to lessen our chances for severe weather during round 2.

If this line holds up, we could see heavy rain, frequent lightning, 60+ MPH winds, and quarter sized hail. Stay alert!

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