Fire departments kept busy by house fires and fireworks

parker county fire

The White Settlement Fire Department (WSFD) assisted on a mutual aid fire call in Parker County on Sunday just west of town on White Settlement Road. They assisted both the Aledo and Azle fire departments. Major damage was reported to a 2-story home and that fire is  under investigation.

WSFD was also called to a structure fire in the 8400 block of Hanon Dr. this past Sunday. Arriving on scene in just 2 minutes, the first engine with firefighters Kevin Gage, Billy Wright and Kevin Fregia found a garage and outer building fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.

Preliminary numbers for fireworks related calls and grass fires:
2013 Fort Worth Fire Department fireworks patrols for July 4 only (preliminary numbers – approximate):

  • 900 fireworks violations calls
  • “Several hundred pounds” of fireworks confiscated
  • 100+ grass/brush/outside fires