Two people have been confirmed dead after a tornado hit the town of Van, just east of Dallas. During a Monday afternoon press conference officials confirmed that the number of people unaccounted for was down from 14 to three.
There was lots of interest after some saw strange lights in the North Texas sky. Rumors pegged them as a UFO. And while they weren’t alien — they were illegal.
A North Texas man has been put on probation for pretending to be a fire marshal to avoid a $10 cover charge at a bar and to get free drinks.
A new state fire marshal report, investigating the firefighter deaths when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded in 2013, is making some recommendations when it comes to firefighter planning and training.
The Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court has approved an outdoor burning ban for Tarrant County effective Dec. 4. The ban will be in place for the next 90 days.
The Mansfield Fire Marshal is worried about crews being delayed while in an emergency situation. Initially Fire Marshal Clay Cawood was handing out warnings, but now it’s citations for drivers parking in fire lanes.
Several brush fires had already erupted before the unofficial start to summer: Memorial Day. For firefighters the dry conditions are coming too soon.
On top of mourning the loss of a loved one, six families struggled for days with a lack of information pertaining to a fatal fire that likely took the life of their son or daughter.