Daily Police Blotter: Fires Destroy Homes, Apartments

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    NEWSLETTERS

    An alert mother rescued her family from this fire in Carrollton.

    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Nov. 30, 2009.

    MOM RESCUES FAMILY FROM HOUSE FIRE
    An alert mother helped her family escape from their burning home early Monday morning. The woman heard a noise she thought was an intruder, grabbed a bat and went to investigate. She found her home filling up with smoke.  She immediately woke her family and got them out of the house.  Read more and see video here.

    TANKER TRUCK CRASHES, EXPLODES IN MESQUITE
    A tanker truck carrying diesel fuel crashed and caught fire in Mesquite Monday, igniting an early-morning blaze that shut down Interstate 30 in both directions east of downtown Dallas. Read more and see video here.

    PERSON FOUND IN BURNED OUT HOUSE NOT KILLED BY FIRE: POLICE
    A police chief said one person has been found dead in a house that caught fire in Murphy Sunday morning. A preliminary investigation indicates that "the fatality is not associated with the fire," said Murphy Police Chief G.M. Cox.  Cox said the home was fully engulfed in flames when police and firefighters arrived. The fire and cause of death of the victim, whose name wasn't released, remains under investigation. Read more here.

    APARTMENTS NEAR COWBOYS STADIUM CATCH FIRE
    Fire investigators in Arlington are trying to determine what started an apartment fire near Cowboys Stadium.  The fire started at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of Enclave Court.  Firefighters arrived to find flames and heavy smoke shooting through the roof of one of the buildings in the complex.  No serious injuries were reported in connection with the fire.