El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:59 p.m. on Friday Aug. 26, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 9300 block of Billy the Kid St. when passersby saw heavy smoke and flames and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 11:03 p.m., crews found heavy flames and smoke coming from a rail car inside a business. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for the employees of the business, but there was no one inside.
Condition 4 - 9300 Billy Kid St
ComSAR - McKelligon Canyon8/27/2016
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 1:58 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 27, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to McKelligon Canyon when a hiker called 9-1-1 to report his fellow hiker had fallen and sustained serious injuries. The first unit arrived on the scene at 2:03 p.m. and visually spotted the two hikers. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach them.
Condition 2 - 100 Camille8/26/2016
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 10:37 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 100 block of Camille Dr. when a resident saw smoke and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 10:40 p.m., crews found heavy flames coming from the bottom floor of one of the buildings in an apartment complex. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in the complex. Firefighters evacuated all tenants in that one building and continued to fight the fire.
Second travel-related case of Zika serves as a reminder for those visiting affected areas8/25/2016
EL PASO, Texas - The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today the confirmation of the second travel-related case of Zika virus in the area. A non-pregnant woman tested positive for the virus following travel to Puerto Rico. The island has been identified as a Zika affected area where active mosquito transmission of Zika is currently taking place. “This individual spent a week in this affected area and started showing symptoms shortly after returning to El Paso on August 17th,” said Robert Resendes, Public Health Director. “This person has since self-isolated, but this latest case is another reminder to the community to protect themselves, especially when traveling to highly affected areas.”
Condition 2 - 400 Yandell8/25/2016
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 11:57 a.m. on Thursday Aug. 25, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to a condition 2 fire at the 400 block of W. Yandell Dr. when neighbors saw flames from a unit of an apartment complex and called 9-1-1. Upon arriving on the scene at 12:01 p.m., crews found smoke coming from window of the complex. Firefighters began to simultaneously fight the fire and search for occupants in the complex. Firefighters evacuated all tenants and continued to fight the fire.
Playground Fire Arrest8/25/2016
El Paso, Texas – The El Paso Fire Department, with the assistance of Crime Stoppers of El Paso, announces today that the investigation regarding a playground fire at the 7900 block of Santa Monica Ct. has led to the arrest of a 12-year-old male juvenile. The juvenile was taken into custody on Aug. 23 and was charged with violation of Texas Penal Code Offense 28.03 – Criminal Mischief 1st Degree Felony.
ComSAR - Ron Coleman Trail8/23/2016
El Paso, Texas – At approximately 8:31 p.m. on Monday Aug. 22, the El Paso Fire Department was dispatched to the Ron Coleman Trail inside the Franklin Mountain State Park when a hiker at the top of the trail called 9-1-1. The first unit arrived on the scene at 8:41 p.m. and could not see the light the hiker was flashing. The Combined Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched to reach the hiker.
West Nile Cases Total 3 So Far this Season8/23/2016
EL PASO, Texas – While the City of El Paso Department of Public Health continues to remind residents that preventing mosquito bites can help prevent the Zika virus, officials announced another case of West Nile virus in the area. The patient is a man in his early 40’s who lives in San Elizario. He is currently recovering from the neuro-invasive form of the disease. “We know that less than one percent of those infected will develop this more serious form of the disease,” said Fernando Gonzalez, Lead Epidemiologist. “But we need to remember that there is the possibility of developing a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis” (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues).
Registered Sex Offender Arrested After Exposing Himself to a Child8/23/2016
Detectives with the Crimes Against Children unit arrested a registered sex offender after he exposed himself to a child inside a Family Dollar store...
Update Registered Sex Offender Arrested After Exposing Himself to a Child8/23/2016
52-year old Paul Patrick Siqueiros was charged with indecency with a child by exposure, a felony offense not indecent exposure, a misdemeanor offense as initially reported...