51°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
82°
59°
20%
Tue
83°
62°
20%
Wed
81°
65°
20%
TrueView© Local Radar

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Firefighters battle massive downtown fire

1 year ago Friday, January 03, 2014 8:20:35 PM CST January 03, 2014 Friday, January 03 2014 Jan 3, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Eyewitnesses said homeless people have been staying in a house that burst into flames, sending glowing fire and smoke into the cold night air Friday.

For nearly an hour, crews battled the blaze and had to close some downtown streets, including St. Philip.

Flames shot high into the air, topping trees and was visible from the WBRZ studios blocks away.

Friday night's fire makes as many as a half-dozen that have burned since temperatures took a dive earlier this week.

The fire department will likely release information about this fire sometime Friday night or Saturday.  Information about if anyone was inside or injured in the fire was not immediately available. Check back for updates and watch WBRZ News 2 at 6:00 and 10:00 on Saturday for more information.

Click HERE for more on the weekend forecast.

***********
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Partly Cloudy
82°
60°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
82°
59°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
83°
62°
Wed
Mostly Cloudy
81°
65°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
86°
68°