Blotter: Denton fire officials investigating cause of blaze

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Denton fire officials are investigating the cause of an overnight fire in the 1800 block of Emery Street.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said the call came in at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday evening, leaving five adults and two children temporarily without a home.

Firefighters put the fire out in about 12 minutes, according to the report.

The fire, Hedges said, originated in one of the bedrooms of the one-story, single-family home.

The property damage was kept primarily to the bedroom where the fire originated, but the entire structure suffered smoke damage, officials said.

The loss is estimated at $40,000, Hedges said.

“Red Cross was coordinating temporary housing arrangements,” he said, referring to the displaced family.

There were no injuries.

 

Other reports

1400 block of East McKinney Street Denton County sheriff’s deputies responded to a disorderly conduct call at the courthouse Tuesday morning.

According to records, a judge reported a 22-year-old male from Fort Worth arrived at his court intoxicated and began cursing at the courtroom coordinator.

1200 block of Golden Eagle Court More than $13,000 worth of personal belongings was reported missing from a residence shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Sheriff’s officials said a man complained several items including guns, knives and silver were taken from his home.

 

Roundup

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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 899 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Sixty-three people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 297 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 15 reports online.

Denton firefighters assisted one agency and responded to two good-intent calls, one trash fire, four public service calls, one building fire, 24 medical calls and one motor vehicle accident.

Argyle firefighters responded to one vehicle fire and one medical call. Argyle police responded to one ordinance violation, one road blockage, two suspicious activity calls and 15 traffic calls.

Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one animal bite attack, one assault/sexual assault and one traffic transport incident. Aubrey police responded to one disturbance and one traffic call.

Bartonville police responded to one reckless driver, one animal complaint, two traffic calls and assisted two agencies.

Corinth police assisted two agencies, four motorists and responded to one burglary, three disturbance calls, one kidnapping, one reckless driver, three suspicious activity calls, one theft, 13 traffic calls, two welfare concerns, two traffic transport incidents and two animal complaints.

Double Oak police responded to nine traffic calls and one suspicious vehicle.

Flower Mound firefighters responded to one vehicle fire. Flower Mound police responded to one inspection call.

Hickory Creek police assisted one agency and responded to one reckless driver, one traffic transport incident and 18 traffic calls.

Justin firefighters assisted one citizen and responded to one medical call, one entrapment and one assault or sexual assault call. Justin police assisted two agencies and responded to one verbal disturbance, one suspicious person and two traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls and one traffic transport incident. Krum police responded to one theft, seven traffic calls, one warrant service, two welfare concerns and one traffic transport incident.

Krugerville police responded to one traffic call and one animal bite attack.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to two medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one water main break and one traffic transport incident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one assault or sexual assault, two fires, one odor investigation and one traffic transport incident. Little Elm police assisted two agencies, one motorist and responded to one burglary, one missing person, one noise complaint, two reckless drivers, one solicitor complaint, one suspicious activity call, one theft in progress, 26 traffic calls, five animal complaints and two traffic transport incidents.

Lewisville police made 14 arrests.

Northlake police assisted one agency and responded to one vehicle fire, one harassment report, one road blockage, one suspicious person and six traffic calls.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Oak Point police responded to one burglary report, two fraud reports, one suspicious activity call, one vehicle complaint, one traffic transport incident and assisted one agency.

Ponder firefighters responded to three medical calls. Ponder police assisted three agencies and responded to one animal complaint and one traffic call.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Pilot Point firefighters responded to one road blockage, two traffic calls, two animal complaints, one traffic transport incident and assisted one agency.

Sanger firefighters responded to one medical call. Sanger police assisted one agency and responded to one criminal mischief, three domestic disturbance calls, one forgery call, one road blockage, three suspicious activity calls, two theft reports, one traffic call and one vehicle complaint.

Trophy Club police assisted two agencies and responded to one fireworks complaint, one harassment report, one suspicious vehicle call and five traffic calls.

— Megan Gray

 


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