Blotter: Firefighters battle early morning fires in The Colony

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Two house fires required assistance from five area agencies early Thursday morning, according to The Colony Fire Department.

The fires caused significant damage and displaced the residents of both homes, said Van Weese, assistant fire chief.

The first call came in at 1:10 a.m. in the 4100 block of Ballard Trail, officials said.

The three-alarm fire was located in the attic of the two-story home above the master bedroom.

Weese said the residents reported the fire and were out of their home when firefighters arrived.

Officials said one resident suffered some burns but refused treatment on the scene. A firefighter also suffered minor injuries, he said.

During the investigation of the first fire, a call was received at 3:04 a.m. for the second fire two miles across town in the 4600 block of Lake Park Drive.

Weese said he believes the fire was reported by a passerby because firefighters had to awaken the residents and remove them from the burning home.

The fire was located in the attic, fire officials said.

A Carrollton firefighter who had responded to help was injured and transported to an area hospital, Weese said, and he was believed to be in good condition.

Units from Lewisville, Carrollton, Plano and Little Elm assisted with fighting the fires.

“It’s great to have neighbors that work so well together and I’m thankful for all the assistance,” Weese said.

The American Red Cross was assisting both families.

Weese said the cause of each blaze is under investigation and will not be confirmed for a few days.

 

Other reports

1700 block of West University Drive — The owner of a local restaurant reported he was robbed at gunpoint shortly before midnight Wednesday.

According to Denton police, the suspect came into the business and robbed them at gunpoint while taking an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction, according to reports.

The two victims were uninjured, police said.

No suspect was located and police say they have no leads at this time for a possible arrest.

 

Roundup

From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 553 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Thirty-six people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 179 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 17 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 24 medical calls, one vehicle accident and two electrical shorts.

Lewisville police made eight arrests.

Argyle firefighters responded to one medical call and one entrapment call. Argyle police responded to two disturbance calls, two suspicious activity calls, one loose livestock call, one traffic accident and 15 traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to five medical calls. Aubrey police responded to three medical calls and three suspicious activity calls.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and one motorist.

Double Oak police responded to four traffic calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted one motorist and responded to six traffic calls, one traffic accident and one medical call.

Justin firefighters responded to two medical calls and assisted one citizen.

Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls. Krum police assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one traffic call, one animal complaint and one welfare concern.

Krugerville police responded to four traffic calls.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to six medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call and one vehicle unlock.

Little Elm firefighters responded to three medical calls, two structure fires, one odor investigation and one traffic incident transport. Little Elm police responded to one harassment report, two intoxicated people, three suspicious activity calls, one theft report, 10 traffic calls, two traffic accidents and one welfare concern.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police officers assisted three motorist and responded to one road block, four traffic calls and one medical call.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police responded to one disturbance call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one vehicle unlock. Pilot Point police responded to one loose livestock call.

Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic accident. Sanger police assisted one motorist and responded to one loose livestock call, two disturbance calls and one traffic accident.

The Colony firefighters responded to 12 medical calls, one motor vehicle accident, assisted three agencies and responded to two structure fires from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.

Trophy Club police responded to three suspicious activity calls, one animal complaint and assisted one motorist.

— Megan Gray

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