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Blotter: Dog lost to overnight fire

Denton fire officials said one dog was found dead in an overnight fire Monday evening located in the 2500 block of Fort Worth Drive.

Kenneth Hedges, spokesman for the Denton Fire Department, said that upon arrival, firefighters reported smoke visible from the eaves and roof vents of a one-story home shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters soon discovered the fire originated in the kitchen. A primary search revealed no occupants, fire officials said, adding that a secondary search led to the discovery of a border collie. Resuscitation efforts were attempted with a pet oxygen mask but were unsuccessful, Hedges said.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries when a portion of the ceiling collapsed during the attack.

The resident wasn’t home at the time of the fire and officials cleared the scene by about midnight, Hedges said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and more than $12,000 in damages to the home and its contents were reported.

Other reports

1600 block of Buena Vista Street Denton police reports show a 42-year-old woman reported her daughter’s boyfriend took two handguns from her home without consent recently. No value amount was listed.


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

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 793 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve, and 44 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 275 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 18 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 25 medical calls, one controlled burn, one gas leak, one smoke scare and one outside rubbish or trash fire.

Argyle firefighters responded to two grass fires and one traffic transport incident. Argyle police responded to 15 traffic calls, one domestic disturbance, one vehicle complaint, one welfare concern and one animal complaint.

Aubrey firefighters responded to one grass fire and one medical call. Aubrey police responded to one disturbance call, one welfare concern, seven traffic calls and assisted one agency.

Bartonville police responded to one disturbance and four traffic calls.

Corinth police assisted three agencies, one motorist and responded to 23 traffic calls, one loose livestock call, one narcotics call, one medical call, one welfare concern, four traffic transport incidents, one theft, one noise complaint, one assault, seven animal complaints and one disturbance.

Double Oak firefighters responded to one traffic transport incident. Double Oak police responded to one domestic disturbance, five traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Flower Mound police responded to three public nuisance calls.

Hickory Creek police assisted three agencies and responded to one theft report and 12 traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Justin firefighters responded to one medical call. Justin police responded to one intoxicated person, one assault, one noise complaint and two traffic calls.

Krum firefighters responded to one smoke investigation and two medical calls. Krum police responded to one suspicious activity call, three traffic calls, one assault and one noise complaint.

Lake Cities firefighters responded to three medical calls, six traffic transport incidents and one carbon monoxide or hazardous materials call.

Little Elm firefighters responded to four medical calls and one grass fire. Little Elm police responded to one assault, one criminal mischief report, one disturbance, 16 traffic calls, two traffic complaints, four welfare concerns, one traffic transport incident, one reckless driver, two suspicious activity calls and one animal complaint.

Northeast police assisted two agencies and responded to one reckless driver/boater, 17 traffic calls, one traffic transport incident and one suspicious activity call.

Northlake police responded to one disturbance call, one reckless driver, seven traffic calls and one traffic complaint.

Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call. Oak Point police responded to two ordinance violations, two traffic calls and one traffic transport incident.

Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call. Ponder police responded to one forgery report, one criminal mischief report and assisted one motorist.

Pilot Point firefighters responded two medical calls. Pilot Point police assisted one motorist and responded to one burglary and five traffic calls.

Sanger firefighters responded five medical calls and one structure fire. Sanger police responded to one burglary, one disturbance, one criminal trespass, two medical calls, 11 traffic calls and one welfare concern.

Trophy Club firefighters responded to one grass fire, two structure fires and one medical call. Trophy Club police responded to one criminal trespass, two fires, one theft, two traffic calls, one medical call and assisted one agency and one motorist.

— 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.