Large Plastics Warehouse Burning | 1

Oak Cliff, TX | A large warehouse is burning in the 4200 (or 4100) block of Mint Way in the borough outside of the City of Dallas.  The commercial structure fire prompted the HAZMAT unit as initially thought to have been storing chemicals inside.  It would be later discovered that it is plastics burning causing heavy fire and smoke.

There are currently three aerials working at this time.  Five lines currently are over nearby RR tracks.  All train traffic has been halted due to this fire and apparatus blocking tracks.

The building has had a partial roof collapse.  Multiple fire units are working to control the blaze and stop any extensions.  Additional fire companies are en route with some three to twenty minutes from the fire scene.

Some road signals are out due to power outages in the area.

Current weather conditions are temps of 76*F, 60% humidity and winds at 18 mph.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Hashtag being used for this fire is #OakCliffFire.  For *Live* coverage of this incident, follow us on Twitter @nwfireblog as we are providing fire news coverage.

ABOUT OAK CLIFF

Oak Cliff is a 39.116 square mile borough with approximately 206,777 population that is located just outside of the outskirts of Dallas, Texas.

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

A Dallas Community Searches for Missing SMU Police Officer

A COMMUNITY TOUCHED

The City of Dallas, Texas has been hit hard by multiple incidents this past week and it does not seem to be getting any better for their residents throughout the City.  And, we know you know which incident we are talking here.

The story of 11 Dallas City and DART Police Officers who were protecting those having a “peaceful” protest in Downtown Dallas when several snipers opened fire upon the Officers.  Five Officers were murdered, several others critical and one with non-life threatening injuries.

This post is to not further highlight the event but it is one that has weighed heavily on all of our hearts, souls and minds, but to touch other Communities touched within Dallas and the grief they all began to feel prior to the Downtown Dallas shootings.

SEARCHING FOR MISSING SMU OFFICER

On July 5, 2016, a Southern Methodist University (SMU) Police Officer Mark

The McCullers Family (Courtesy: SMU)

McCullers was working an off-duty private Security job at a construction site, when Officer McCullers and his vehicle were swept away by high flowing water near Turtle Creek in Highland Park.

Dallas Fire and Rescue along with other Incident Cooperators have been searching for him ever since.  Today (Sunday), they enter into Day 6, and are still searching for him.

Please continue to keep Officer McCullers’ family and LE Family in your thoughts and prayers.  Please continue to keep the Dallas Fire and Rescue in your thoughts as well, as they continue to search for the missing SMU Officer.  They are going on Day 6, so you can just imagine what they are going through.

HOW TO HELP THE OFFICER’S FAMILY

The McCullers family has established the Officer Mark McCullers Memorial Account at any Wells Fargo Bank branch. If you’d like to donate to them, you may go to any branch.  Please use account #9976436577.

ABOUT SMU IN A SNAPSHOT

SMU is a private research University that is located in Dallas, University Park and Highland Park.  It was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

#Breaking | Dallas – Forth Worth TX Being Pounded by Strong Winds

Updated 5/11/2016 2112 PDT

Summary

Winds in excess of 50 mph are pounding various area in Texas.

Winds are hitting various Cities

There are many reports showing winds are blowing from 50 – 70 mph in some areas and Emergency Management personnel are warning those of impending damage.

Status

  • Dallas:  50 mph is currently heading towards Downtown
  • Conway & Claude:  Reported 60-70mph
  • Grapevine:  Moving eastern 40 mph with 60 mph gusts

Warnings

  • Dallas County, TX:  Severe Thunderstorm until 2315 CDT.
  • Colin:  Same warning and for the same duration

Courtesy: Dallas OEM

In Other News…

Oklahoma

  • Tornado Warnings:

Courtesy: NWS Norman OK.

Updates will come as we receive them.

HASHTAGS

  • #okwx
  • #txwx

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

PRODUCT RECALL | Macadamia Nuts due to Salmonella

Dallas TX | Texas Pecan Company Inc has issued a recall of their product due to possible Salmonella.  The FDA has posted the recall on their site at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm442042.htm.

Macadamias Roasted Salted, 5 lb

PRODUCTS

UPC PRODUCT NAME PACK SIZE PACK DATE
031 MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE 16 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
032 MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE 8 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
033 MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S) 16 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
034 MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S) 8 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
321-54 THE EXECUTIVE GIFT TIN 1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
320-34 JUNIOR EXECUTIVE TIN 1 SECTION OF 3 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
337-56 SWEET-N-SALTY TIN 1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
14320 THRU 14365 MINI SWEET-N-SALTY TIN 1 SECTION OF 2 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
 R/S = Roasted & Salted
Macadamias Roasted Salted, 8 oz
Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce and 16 ounce bags of Macadamia Nuts, Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 972-241-7878, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm central time.
Mini Sweet-N-Salty Nuts, 27 ozs
[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog