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.
The Burleson Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that took the life of one person.
Around 2:20am this morning, officers responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Remington Circle near SE John Jones and Wilshire Blvd. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 21-year old male had been shot in the chest.
The victim was transported with critical injuries to Huguley Hospital, but did not survive. He was pronounced deceased just after 3:30am.
Burleson PD detectives are investigating the case. Although it was not released if a suspect or person of interest is in custody, BPD says they believe the general public is not in danger at this time. They also do not believe it was a random crime.
If you have any information that may help officers with the investigation, call them today.