Skip to Navigation Skip to Main Content

Blotter: Fire destroys mobile home, displaces two people

A two-bedroom mobile home burned down Wednesday morning in the 11000 block of Olen Drive in Justin.

Jody Gonzalez, county fire marshal, said the home owner called 911 about a spreading fire at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The owner of the home attempted to put out the fire himself and while attempting to do so, he suffered burns to his feet and lower legs.

“He was transported for treatment to an area hospital and released,” Gonzalez said.

Officials working the blaze said the man’s son also was inside the home at the time and did not suffer any injuries.

The fire, Gonzalez said, started on their back porch and quickly moved to the kitchen and living room areas.

The cause is undetermined at this time.

Gonzalez said the home was destroyed and Red Cross is assisting the father and son temporarily.


Other reports

100 block of Gable Court — A 28-year-old man alleged he was robbed by three men shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the victim was in his backyard smoking a cigarette when he heard voices coming from the drainage ditch behind his fence. The victim, police said, then went through his house, out the front door and began walking around to the back to see if the people had left.

Shane Kizer, spokesman for the Denton Police Department, said as the victim approached the back fence, someone came up behind him and asked, “Hey man, you got a cigarette?” The victim was then hit on the right side of his head with a hard object and fell to the ground. Police said he was kicked by the three men while they removed his wallet, taking his debit card and cash inside.

The suspects fled on foot, police said, and officers could not locate them.

The victim refused medical treatment.



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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 822 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-four people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 328 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 24 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 16 medical calls, one contained trash fire, one gasoline or flammable liquid spill, one good intent call one vehicle accident, one excessive heat call and assisted two police matters.

Argyle firefighters responded to one structure fire and one medical call. Argyle police assisted two agencies and responded to one criminal mischief report, 12 traffic calls and one traffic transport.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one medical call, two grass fires and one structure fire. Aubrey police responded to nine traffic calls and one animal complaint.

Bartonville police assisted one agency and responded to three traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted three agencies and responded to one disturbance call, one fireworks complaint, one forgery call, one noise complaint, one person with a gun, one reckless driver, one road block, four suspicious activity calls, 20 traffic calls, one vehicle transport incident and assisted one motorist.

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

Flower Mound responded to one controlled burn, one grass fire and two structure fires.

Hickory Creek police responded to one road block, one theft, 23 traffic calls, one welfare concern, one medical call and assisted one motorist.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call, one structure fire and one odor investigation. Justin police responded to two loose livestock calls and assisted one agency.

Krum firefighters responded to one controlled burn and one structure fire. Krum police responded to one suspicious vehicle, one theft in progress and one traffic call.

Krugerville police assisted two agencies and responded to one traffic call.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to five medical calls and one traffic transport incident.

Little Elm firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one structure fire and one traffic transport incident. Little Elm police responded to one assault, one criminal trespass, two disturbance calls, one narcotics call, three reckless drivers, one terroristic threat report, one traffic complaint, one traffic transport incident and 10 traffic calls.

Northlake police responded to one fraud call, one traffic call and one animal cruelty report.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to one burglary, four ordinance violations, two suspicious activity calls, two traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Ponder firefighters responded to two structure fires.

Pilot Point firefighters responded to one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call, one grass fire, one structure fire and one unknown fire.

Roanoke firefighters responded to one structure fire.

Sanger firefighters responded to one electrical fire, one grass fire and two medical calls, one unknown fire and one structure fire. Sanger police responded to one medical call, two disturbance calls, one electrical fire, four traffic calls, one welfare concern and assisted four agencies and three motorists.

The Colony firefighters responded to eight medical calls and one vehicle accident.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one medical call and two fire calls. Trophy Club police assisted three motorists and responded to nine ordinance violations, 10 traffic calls and one suspicious vehicle.

— 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.