Evacuations Ordered In Grand Prairie After Natural Gas Fire

Businesses and local residents were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas leak fire in Grand Prairie.

Evacuations Ordered In Grand Prairie After Natural Gas Fire

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Businesses and local residents were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas leak fire in Grand Prairie.

CBS 11 News

The Grand Prairie Fire Department responded to a high-pressure gas leak underneath Mayfield Road and State Highway 360, where — at some point — something ignited and lit up the gas leak.

Three buildings at a nearby apartment complex were evacuated, as well as an Exxon, a 7-Eleven and a Furniture Mart.

Grand Prairie Assistant Fire Chief Bill Murphy said there were no injuries. He continued to say crews were being overly cautious because the leak is believed to be coming from either a six or 12-inch high-pressure gas line underground.

Murphy said people can expect to return to the area Saturday evening.

Watch Grand Prairie Assistant Fire Chief Bill Murphy’s full press conference here:

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Coronavirus In Texas: Dallas ISD Cafeteria Workers Make Cover Of ‘Time’ Magazine

When 'Time' magazine decided to honor frontline heroes in the coronavirus pandemic, several Dallas ISD cafeteria workers snagged a spot on the cover.

Coronavirus In Texas: Dallas ISD Cafeteria Workers Make Cover Of ‘Time’ Magazine

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — When ‘Time’ magazine decided to honor frontline heroes in the coronavirus pandemic, several Dallas ISD cafeteria workers snagged a spot on the cover.

“My father called me yesterday to ask me what kind of earrings I was going to wear for TV,” T.W. Browne Middle School cafeteria manager Yolanda Fisher said with a wide smile.

Fisher and her coworkers are now the faces representing the front line workers who are making sure students are still fed while campuses are closed.​

“God created me a server,” Fisher said. “And that’s what I’m doing… serving.” ​

Fisher explained that their mask covered faces speak for so many across North Texas and the nation right now.

“I’ve been getting a lot of text messages saying, ‘Thank you for representing us well,'” she said. “Thank you for letting people see us… they’re loving it, I’m loving it.”​

T.W. Browne Principal LaKisha Thomas was thrilled to see her staffers applauded, saying success in education requires a strong team.​

“Every adult in this building is an educator — everybody,” Thomas said. “Because I know that if my kids are not fed, then they cannot focus on learning.”​

Shannon Wiggins also appeared on the cover, and when asked about the past week, she said, “Oh, this last week has been a lot. I mean, it’s been tremendous. It’s a lot of work, but we enjoy doing the work. We enjoy feeding the children.”​

DISD leaders announced early in the shutdown that all staffers would continue to be paid. So, those who continue to show up to help feed kids aren’t doing it in search of a paycheck, but out of passion and unshakable purpose.​

“It’s what I love,” Fisher said. “God created me to serve and if I can do it, I will do it. They need me. They love me and I love them.”​

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