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  • Army to pay cost of destroying material at Camp Minden

    May 29, 2015 3:58 AM

    MINDEN- The Army has agreed to pay for burning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant and 160 tons of other material at Camp Minden. The Environmental Protection Agency says that should clear the way for the Louisiana National Guard to sign a contract with Explosive Service International of Baton... more »
  • Woman accused of burning girl's hands, tying her to bed

    May 16, 2015 6:28 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies say a 26-year-old woman has been accused of burning an 8-year-old's hands and tying her to a bed while the woman went to work and slept. On Friday Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies say they arrested Kerrian Javana Clofer and charged her with... more »
  • Crews will work overnight to cool burn area at plant after fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2015 7:03 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police said it appears a plant fire that injured two people Thursday ignited when a seal broke on a valve. The blaze started around 6:30 p.m. and was contained by 9:30. The fire was out by 10 p.m. Overnight, crews were expected to douse the equipment... more »
  • Man accused of cruelty in child burning

    March 31, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man after they said he burned a child in his care, then didn't take them to the hospital because he had warrants for his arrest. Deputies accused 34-year-old Alexis Allen Powell of cruelty to juveniles and a seat... more »
  • Woman booked for burning 5-year-old son with cigarettes

    January 21, 2015 5:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after her 5-year-old son was treated for burns to his hand and torso that appeared to have been caused by a cigarette. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Deville, was booked with cruelty to... more »
  • Concern grows over method to dispose of M6 propellant

    January 9, 2015 9:44 AM

    MINDEN - Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are asking the Environmental Protection Agency for assurances that the open burn method for artillery propellant planned at Camp Minden is safe. Republican Rep. John Fleming said he and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham and GOP Sen. David Vitter sent separate letters to the... more »
  • Monroe plans chlorine burn against killer amoeba

    October 29, 2014 3:16 AM

    MONROE - The city of Monroe will be adding extra chlorine to its water next month as part of statewide precautions against an amoeba that has killed three people in Louisiana. The free chlorine burn will start around Nov. 12 and last about 60 days. It's a precaution against Naegleria... more »
  • Woman accused of burning child in bath

    August 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman after they said she badly scalded a child in her care. Investigators charges Ebony Allen, 28, with cruelty to juveniles after her arrest Thursday. Police said Allen was caring for the child and called 911 to report they'd been burned or... more »
  • Hammond council regulates open burning

    August 20, 2014 7:09 AM

    HAMMOND - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator. Louise Bostic told the council Monday she feared the new regulations will be a hindrance... more »
  • Beat the heat: Avoiding the dangers of summer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Between fireworks and grilling, summer can be a dangerous time of year. Dr. Tracee Short with the Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center stopped by 2une In Wednesday with some tips to avoid injury. Check out the video for more information. more »
  • Man arrested for battery, threat of arson

    March 11, 2014 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been arrested for threatening to burn down his mother's house after a fight with his fiancee. Police say Richard Farris was at his mother's house at 1102 Roundtree in Baton Rouge when he became violent and started breaking things. The fiancee told... more »
  • Burned dog one step closer to adoption check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 15, 2013 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The small terrier dog that was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire by a 9-year-old is now out of intensive care. Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, is making great progress overall. "Her... more »
  • Pastor who wanted to burn Qurans out of jail

    September 12, 2013 7:29 PM

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA- A pastor who said he intended to burn 2,998 Qurans for each of the 9-11 victims posted bail to get out of jail on Thursday. Terry Jones and his associate pastor were arrested on felony charges for unlawfully carrying fuel when he drove a pickup towing a large... more »
  • On eve of 9/11, old U.S. flags retired in ceremony check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2013 10:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Worn and tattered flags were retired Tuesday night during a 9-11 Remembrance and Flag Retirement Ceremony in Baton Rouge. Boy Scouts from Troop 888 collected over 100 flags from the community that can no longer fly. The Boy Scouts and the U.S. military are among... more »
  • One burned, two arrested in suspected meth fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 2, 2013 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested two people and a third was sent to the hospital with severe burns after a suspected meth lab fire overnight, according to Baton Rouge firefighters. Robert Combs with BRFD said one person received severe burns to much of their body in the apartment fire... more »
  • St. Helena Parish getting rid of debris check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:01 PM

    GREENSBURG - A former school is the backdrop of Hurricane Isaac debris removal in Saint Helena Parish. The public works department started hauling the trash to a vacant school lot on Fifth Ward Road, far away from residents, where it will be burned. The parish had to act... more »
  • BRG provides update on explosion patients

    June 14, 2013 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical personnel at Baton Rouge General - Mid City said in a press conference Friday that they have seen a total of 19 patients since yesterday's deadly plant explosion in Geismar. Chief medical officer Dr. Flip Roberts said that four of the patients are being treated... more »
  • Shreveport fire victim dies of burns

    April 22, 2013 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Fire officials say a 65-year-old Shreveport man burned in a fire has died of his injuries. Assistant to the Chief Fred Sanders identified the victim as Jeremiah Dudley. Sanders tells The Times firefighter responding to a call at 1 a.m. Sunday and found Dudley in the living room of... more »
  • Boyfriend arrested in burning death of 2-year-old

    April 12, 2013 11:27 AM

    OBERLIN - Authorities in Allen Parish are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child who died of apparent third-degree burns to her back. The American Press reports deputies were called to the Allen Parish Hospital in Kinder Thursday after the child was brought into the emergency room by her mother.... more »
  • Man accused of burning woman with scalding water

    February 4, 2013 3:40 PM

    COVINGTON - Covington police say a 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting police. Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on... more »
  • 2 children burned in Covington house fire

    December 6, 2012 12:29 PM

    COVINGTON - Two children pulled from a burning home in Covington have been taken to a burn center in Galveston, Texas. Authorities say three other people, including two other children made it out of the house uninjured. The Times-Picayune reports the fire broke out around 1 a.m. Thursday. State Fire... more »
  • Worker injured in platform fire dies

    November 23, 2012 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of four Filipino workers injured in an explosion and fire on a Gulf oil platform died today, according to the Phillippine Embassy. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., said in a press release that Avelino Tajonera passed away early this morning. He said Tajonera's wife... more »
  • Four burn victims in BR for special treatment

    November 16, 2012 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four victims of a oil platform explosion are at a burn unit, getting treatment. The victims were transferred to Baton Rouge General Mid City from a hospital in the New Orleans area Friday evening. The hospital cannot comment specifically on the patients' injuries or care. But,... more »
  • LPSO: Man burned, arrested after meth fire

    September 14, 2012 4:06 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walker man they said was burned while cooking methamphetamine at his home earlier this week. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Patrick Servat, 27, after he was released from the hospital Thursday. Investigators said they were called out to Servat's one-bedroom apartment on... more »
  • I-10 East and West now open

    August 23, 2012 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials have reopened all lanes traveling east and westbound on Interstate 10. An accident on I-10 East at Essen shut down the interstate in both directions Wednesday. Officials reopened I-10 West around 6 a.m. today. I-10 East reopened just before 7 a.m. Crews removed... more »
  • Small evacuation, controlled burn may take place for spill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authories said Hazmat teams may use a controlled burn tonight to clear spilled butane from a closed portion of I-10, which would require a small number of people near the site to be evacuated. At a press conference in the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and... more »
  • Crews to let chemical fire burn overnight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2012 6:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Emergency crews announced they will let a chemical fire at a Port Allen storage facility continue to burn overnight, while they monitor several acetylene containers on the property. A fire broke out around 10:30 a. m. at the Air Liquide facility on La. 190 in Port... more »
  • Popular Baton Rouge eatery opens after arson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 22, 2012 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After a fire closed it down for months, a new and improved Mike Anderson's rose from the ashes and reopened today. The Baton Rouge seafood staple held a soft opening for the lunch crowd. It was almost gutted by a fire in December, and underwent extensive work... more »
  • Playground dangers due to heat

    August 24, 2011 6:55 PM

    BAKER - The heat is on, and some surfaces you may not think twice about can be blisteringly hot. Safety experts say any surface above 120 degrees can burn your child's skin, which can include any outside surfaces that get direct light like playground equipment and seats. The... more »
  • Fireworks on for Donaldsonville

    June 17, 2011 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A possible firework ban is raising questions about the annual July 3rd firework display on the levee in Donaldsonville, but Chuck Montero, the Fire Chief for the city, says the show will go on. "Even though there's a burn ban in effect and that might prohibit personal firework... more »
  • Lightning catches Baton Rouge home on fire

    June 6, 2011 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family of four is leaning on friends and relatives tonight after lightning burned their house. It happened at the height of afternoon storms on Monday in the Santa Maria subdivision in south East Baton Rouge Parish. A mother was getting her two children, and one... more »
  • Wildfire comes close to burning homes

    May 31, 2011 5:45 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A wildfire torched acres of woods behind a neighborhood in Livingston Parish. Firefighters worked over the weekend to put out the blaze, but some trees and shrubs continue to smolder. "You saw pretty quickly this wasn't any fire you were going to throw some buckets of... more »
  • Marsh fire will burn self out

    January 22, 2011 2:54 PM

    METAIRIE, La.- A marsh fire near Lake Cataouatche is inaccessible to fire trucks but does not pose any hazards and likely will burn itself out, the Jefferson Parish Fire Department reports. The Times-Picayune reported on Saturday that although the fire poses little threat, its billows of dark smoke had... more »
  • UPDATE: APSO: Man injured in fire was cooking meth

    January 21, 2011 3:32 PM

    GONZALES - A meth lab exploded and burned a man who was cooking the drug this afternoon, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley said 22-year-old Mark Rodgers was arrested after the fire at a mobile home on Roddy Road. "Mr. Rodgers has burns all... more »
  • Gas line ruptures, explodes in Grand Isle; two hurt

    December 23, 2010 5:17 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A gas line rupture and explosion has sent two people to a Baton Rouge burn center and temporarily left hundreds of residents without gas Thursday. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on Grand Isle as workers were performing maintenance on a two-inch line near the base of the... more »
  • Jury selection starts in Katrina burned body case

    November 8, 2010 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jury selection is underway in the trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man whose burned body turned up in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Former officer David Warren is charged with shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover outside a strip mall... more »
  • Fire Marshal: 'Conditions favorable' to lift burn ban

    November 2, 2010 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A statewide burn ban that has been in place for almost a month in Louisiana could be lifted tomorrow. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said his office and others would be evaluating the situation in the morning, but “conditions are looking favorable” after portions of the... more »
  • Statewide burn ban still in effect

    October 24, 2010 3:46 PM

    A burn ban is still in effect for Louisiana, according to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning. Browning says the ban is necessary because wooded areas and vegetation are dry. To protect your home from fire, Browning suggests: Ensure you home has non-combustible shingles Keep your roof... more »
  • Despite rain, Louisiana burn ban still on

    October 15, 2010 12:23 PM

    State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says despite the rain showers of Oct. 11 and 12, the statewide burn ban is still in effect. Strain says the rain was not enough to change the dry ground conditions. He says the drought index is still very high in most of... more »
  • La. under fire ban after massive fire Saturday

    October 4, 2010 5:47 PM

    The state of Louisiana is under a fire ban after a blaze ravaged nearly 1,000 acres in Holden over the weekend. It took nearly 60 firefighters to tame the inferno, workers who are still closely watching small pockets of fire in Livingston Parish. For the most part, they believe... more »
  • Fire rages in Bossier, Webster parishes

    September 20, 2010 7:52 AM

    A state forestry worker was burned while bulldozing a firebreak against a woods fire that started near Doyline and spread toward Haughton. Bossier and Webster parish firefighters and state forestry workers spent more than seven hours containing the fire. The Webster Parish Sheriff's Office believes the fire may have started... more »
  • Burn bans issued for Winn, Caldwell parishes

    September 17, 2010 7:31 AM

    State agriculture officials say a burn ban on all outside fires has been ordered for residents in Winn and Caldwell parishes. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said Thursday that the ban is effective immediately. Strain says the Winn and Caldwell parish police juries initiated the burn bans. Temperatures... more »
  • Assumption Parish oil well-blowout continues

    August 13, 2010 10:27 PM

    An attempt to burn oil and gas spewing from a well blow-out in Assumption Parish is on-hold for the night. The well, which blew out Wednesday, is in a sugar cane field between LA 1 and Highway 70 in Paincourtville. After Friday's attempt to catch the blow-out on... more »
  • BP starts burning oil from leaking ruptured well

    June 16, 2010 9:06 AM

    BP has started burning oil siphoned from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico as part of its plans to more than triple the amount of crude it can stop from reaching the sea. BP said oil and gas from the well reached a drilling rig around 1 a.m.... more »
  • Burning of oil at leak in Gulf poised to start

    April 28, 2010 3:39 PM

    An oil company says crews are poised to start setting fire to oil leaking from the site of an exploded drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Doug Suttles, chief operating officer of BP Exploration and Production, said Wednesday afternoon that he expects the burns to start later in... more »
  • Coast Guard will start burning some Gulf slick oil

    April 28, 2010 9:16 AM

    This morning authorities will begin burning some of the thickest oil in a massive slick from a rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. The Coast Guard says fire-resistant containment booms will be used to corral some of the thickest oil on surface, which will then be ignited. It was... more »
  • Two burned by propane explosion in Denham Springs

    April 26, 2010 11:16 AM

    Two people were burned in an explosion at a home in Denham Springs last night. It happened on East Susie Cirlcle in the Magnolia Estates Subdivision. Three people were outside, preparing to cook using propane fuel. There was a leak in the propane tank and when one of... more »
  • Terrebonne's "Gator Man" dead at 76

    March 5, 2010 8:40 AM

    Terrebonne Parish's nuisance-alligator hunter, Easton DeHart also known as "Gator Man", has died after suffering serious burns in a hunting accident. DeHart died early Wednesday at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. DeHart was burned after he and two friends set fires to route rabbits out of the brush in... more »
  • Terrebonne 'Gator Man' seriously burned

    February 23, 2010 11:04 AM

    Terrebonne Parish's nuisance-alligator hunter, Easton DeHart, is reported in critical condition at a Baton Rouge burn unit. His daughter, Mona Samanie, says the 77-year-old outdoorsman got trapped within the fireline Thursday while setting fire to marshland near his hunting camp to flush rabbits out of thick grass. Hunting companions took... more »
  • Fire at home in Baton Rouge

    January 7, 2010 8:53 AM

    Firefighters in Baton Rouge responded to a house fire at 1655 79th Avenue around 4 a.m. Thursday. Five people were inside the home during the fire, but made it out safely. Firefighters believe a pot left on the stove started the fire that burned the kitchen and caused damage to... more »

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