A Wednesday afternoon fire at a Lewisville business prompted concern when explosions were reported inside the metal warehouse, officials said.
The business, according to Fire Chief Tim Tittle, was located in the 1900 block of East State Highway 121 Business and repaired trash compactors.
The fire department took an active approach when the call was received at 12:15 p.m., Tittle said.
“We were able to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes,” Tittle said. “You could see a large black plume of smoke in the area.”
Tittle said crews found that the reported explosions were propane and oxygen tanks popping inside the burning building.
Agencies coming to assist were not needed as the department was able to handle the fire on its own.
Tittle said the Flower Mound Fire Department did assist with filling air tanks for the responding officers.
All workers inside the building were able to get out of the building and no injuries were reported, officials said. There were also no injuries to fire department personnel, Tittle said.
Authorities believe the fire was accidental.
A pending investigation will decide the exact cause of the fire.
800 block of Lighthouse Lane — At least $6,000 worth of copper was reported missing from three homes Tuesday afternoon.
According to sheriff’s reports, three homes were burglarized in order to obtain this amount of copper.
6500 block of Ridgecrest Drive — Sheriff’s officials said an investigation has begun into a recent property theft Tuesday evening.
According to sheriff’s reports, a victim reported someone removed his four axles and leaf springs from his mobile home without permission.
The value of the reported missing property is $800, said officials.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 707 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty people were booked into Denton County Jail.
• Denton police handled 271 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 18 reports online.
• Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one grass fire, one building fire, one ehicle accident with injuries, one motor vehicle without injuries and one explosive/bomb removal- bomb scare.
• Lewisville police made seven arrests.
Argyle firefighters responded to five medical calls and one unknown fire. Argyle police responded to one criminal mischief report, one suspicious activity call, 35 traffic calls and assisted three motorists and one agency.
Aubrey firefighters responded to two medical calls, one odor investigation and one vehicle unlock. Aubrey police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, four traffic calls and assisted one agency.
Bartonville police officers responded to one suspicious person call, one traffic call and assisted one agency.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call and one odor investigation. Double Oak police officers responded to one medical call and six traffic calls.
Hickory Creek police officers assisted one agency and one motorist and responded to one harassment report, one suspicious vehicle call, 15 traffic calls and one welfare concern.
Highland Village firefighters responded to one structure fire.
Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police officers responded to one welfare concern, one animal complaint and one traffic transport.
Krum firefighters responded to one traffic transport and two medical calls. Krum police officers responded to one criminal mischief report, one domestic disturbance call, one follow-up investigation, one noise complaint four traffic calls, one welfare concern, one traffic transport and one animal complaint.
Krugerville police officer responded to two reckless drivers, one solicitor complaint, seven traffic calls and one vehicle complaint.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls and one structure fire.
Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls, one carbon monoxide or hazmat call, one structure fire, one odor investigation and one fire structure. Little Elm police officers assisted one agency and responded to one criminal mischief report, one gun shots heard call, one harassment report, one illegal dumping, one indecent exposure call, two reckless drivers, three suspicious activity calls, 12 traffic calls, four traffic transports and one animal complaint.
Oak Point police officers responded to one assault report, two disturbance calls, two follow-up investigations, one noise complaint, one reckless driver and four traffic calls.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls. Pilot Point police officers responded to one road block, three traffic calls, one traffic transport and assisted one motorist.
Sanger police officers assisted one agency and trended to one burglary in progress, one burglary report, two follow-up investigations, one prowler call, one theft report, three traffic calls, one vehicle complaint, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.
The Colony firefighters responded to five medical calls and two lockout calls.
Trophy Club firefighters responded to three medical calls and one inspection. Trophy Club police officers responded to one follow-up investigation, one indecent exposure call, one suspicious activity call, one traffic call and one animal complaint.
— Megan Gray
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.