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  • The danger in Halloween decorations Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween can be scary in more ways than one. There are an average of 1,000 reported fires each year caused by flammable Halloween decorations. Fire Marshal Butch Browning joined us on 2une In this morning with tips to keep you safe. About 40% of those are... more »
  • Massive fire destroys vacant Mid City house Play Video

    October 28, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters battled a massive fire at a house in Mid City for nearly an hour late Tuesday night, but were unable to save the vacant building from the flames. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said they responded to the scene of the fire at an unoccupied... more »
  • Brothers arrested in fire suppression valve theft

    October 28, 2014 10:23 PM

    HAMMOND- Brothers are accused of running a valve theft ring that targeted fire suppression devices on the sides of buildings. Jason Flattman, 31, and John Flattman, 36, are charged with felony theft related to various brass valves going missing from buildings in Tangipahoa Parish. Since October 4, business have... more »
  • Ascension Parish fire protection tax up for renewal Play Video

    October 28, 2014 5:43 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A tax that supports the Ascension Parish Fire District No. 3 is up for renewal next Tuesday. The $10 million property tax is expected to generate at least $2 million dollar a year over the next ten years. Fire Chief Mark Stewart says the money is... more »
  • Firefighters vigilant following Fire Marshal warning

    October 22, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighter said Wednesday, they are vigilant after a warning from the State Fire Marshal about thieves stealing house connections on the side of buildings. There has been a rash of thefts of the brass connections in Tangipahoa, Jefferson and Terrebonne parishes lately. So many so, the Hammond... more »
  • Electrical fire at a school in EBR

    October 18, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Department says it responded to a blaze at a private school in Baton Rouge. Fire officials say there was a small blaze in a classroom at The Dunham School near Bluebonnet Boulevard and I-10 just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The fire was... more »
  • Familes recover from apartment fire Play Video

    October 17, 2014 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The apartment fire that sent one man to the hospital for burn injuries has put dozens of people out of their homes. The fire happened at Broadmoor Plantation Apartments Thursday night. Firefighters said when they arrived on the scene, they discovered a fire in the kitchen... more »
  • Firefighters work Thursday night blaze at apartment

    October 16, 2014 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person was treated for a burn in an apartment fire late Thursday night. Firefighters said there was a large fire in a unit at the Broadmoor Plantation apartment complex. Numerous firefighters and fire trucks were on the scene Thursday night. The fire broke out shortly... more »
  • Body found after house fire may be homicide

    October 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Detectives said they're treating the death of a 39-year-old woman found after a house fire Saturday as a homicide. Details are still scarce, but authorities said they will be releasing more information soon. The house was burned almost to its foundation and firefighters found... more »
  • School fire drill uses training smoke Play Video

    October 10, 2014 6:31 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An unusual fire drill at the Prairieville elementary gave kids and firefighters a taste of what a real fire would look and feel like. The Prairieville fire department held a 30 minute drill at Prairieville elementary using a non-toxic smoke. Fire officials said the smoke is used... more »
  • Woman jumps out of window of burning house Play Video

    October 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters. The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out... more »
  • Livingston Parish fire company to deal with underground fires

    October 9, 2014 11:07 PM

    HOLDEN- Ferrara Fire Apparatus has been hired to extinguish underground fires at the Harrelson Materials Management landfill in Shreveport. The Department of Environmental Quality announced the deal Thursday. The DEQ forced the landfill to cease operations after the owner failed to make plans about how to deal with subterranean... more »
  • Firefighters battle Tuesday night house fire

    October 7, 2014 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire trucks and police cars closed a lane of Greenwell Springs Road Tuesday night as firefighters worked to contain a fire that erupted at a house on the street. The fire department has not released specifics of the fire, which happened near the corner of Ridgemont Drive... more »
  • Investigators release details on deadly fire

    October 6, 2014 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators released more details Monday about an apartment fire that claimed the lives of two victims and hospitalized one last week. BRFD released the names of the victims, 71-year-old Ezekiel Jackson and 63-year-old Gloria Jackson, and listed their causes of death as carbon monoxide poisoning secondary... more »
  • Fire chief: Smoky fire killed woman

    October 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. - Opelousas Fire Chief Lee Cahanin says the coroner confirms that smoke inhalation killed a 63-year-old Opelousas woman. He says Vera Hayes Gabriel's home was very hot when firefighters arrived, but a cup of water put out the fire. Cahanin says investigators believe the smoldering fire heated the... more »
  • Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

    October 3, 2014 2:13 AM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - Responders say a fire at an offshore liquefied natural gas platform in Alaska has been fully contained. The unified command for the incident said in a statement Thursday the Cook Inlet platform will be monitored throughout the night. The fire destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced... more »
  • Convenience store fire under investigation

    September 29, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started a fire at a convenience store in Baton Rouge this morning. It happened just after 11 a.m. at the Stop and Go #1 in the 2600 block of Thomas Road. Firefighters arrived to find the fire behind the counter... more »
  • Investigators: Man intentionally set blaze at apartment complex Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials in Baton Rouge made an arrest in the two-alarm fire on Jefferson Highway that was intentionally set. Jeffrey Jones was arrested and charged with simple arson on Sunday. Investigators say he allegedly got into an argument with his wife, and once she left police... more »
  • Fired UPS employee kills 2 ex-colleagues

    September 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Authorities say a man fired from UPS a day earlier put on his work uniform, drove to an Alabama package sorting center, evaded security and gunned down two former co-workers. Police say the shooter, identified as 45-year-old Kerry Joe Tesney, lay dead atop his gun from what... more »
  • Fire torches two homes, burns third near school Play Video

    September 23, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thirty firefighters fought a blaze that torched two homes and burned a third near McKinley High School. The fire broke out just after 10:30 a.m. on E. Johnson St. in an abandoned home. The wind blew the flames into a neighboring home, igniting it as fire tore... more »
  • Firefighters quickly put out N. Foster fire

    September 23, 2014 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - During a busy morning for firefighters in the Capital City, BRFD dispatched trucks and firefighters to a N. Foster business where they quickly contained a fire Tuesday morning. Investigators said the fire started in the back room of a cellular phone store in 2000 block of... more »
  • Local fire investigator received special award Play Video

    September 19, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arson investigator from Baton Rouge took home a big prize at a state conference. Levert Kemp has been investigating arson-related fires for only four years and is the youngest investigator in the department, but he takes his job seriously. "It takes a couple of... more »
  • Dan Klein Rodeo helps fire department Play Video

    September 19, 2014 3:54 PM

    CLINTON - The 21st Annual Dan Klein Rodeo is happening this weekend. Part of the proceeds are going to the McManus Fire Department. The fire department has been around for the past 28 years and relies heavily on the rodeo to maintain the station. They are able to... more »
  • W. Feliciana fire burns down barn, injures owner

    September 18, 2014 1:10 PM

    FRANKLINTON - A gasoline leak ignited a fire that burned a 7,000 square foot barn to the ground and injured the owner in West Feliciana Parish on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters said they responded to a reported fire on Pittman Road at 10:43 a.m. and a crew of 10 firefighters... more »
  • Local church recovers from burned bus Play Video

    September 13, 2014 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church is moving forward after losing a major means of transportation for the congregation. Pastor Curtis Shepherd says, since the church's bus caught fire last week the church has come together in supporting one another. The bus was used... more »
  • No fire protection, no problem Play Video

    September 11, 2014 9:32 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - A man tired of waiting for fire protection in his neighborhood built his own makeshift fire hydrant. "This isn't a cure-all, it gives us some piece of mind," said Sanford Kreisler. Three Rivers Island has about 80 homes, 30 of them house permanent residents... more »
  • Family beats the heat, misses fire at home

    September 8, 2014 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that torched a home in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. The blaze broke out in the 5700 block of Sumrall just after 4:00 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was already full engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side Play Video

    September 8, 2014 7:04 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side, authorities said. Chicago Fire Department Chief Michael Fox told reporters at the scene that the first firefighters to arrive found "heavy fire blowing" from the building's windows. The blaze appeared to start on the... more »
  • Church bus fire at the center of investigation Play Video

    September 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mysterious fire of a 25 passenger church bus is now at the center of an investigation by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The bus was being repaired at an auto repair shop off Greenwell Springs. According to Curtis Shepherd, Pastor of New Philadelphia Full... more »
  • Blind man escapes apartment blaze

    September 5, 2014 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man, who is blind, lit his apartment on fire attempting to light a cigarette Friday evening. The fire department was called to the Black Stone Manor Apartments on Brookstown Drive. A bedroom of a ground-floor apartment was on fire, the department reported. The man told... more »
  • Clinton FD put out fire at dental office

    September 1, 2014 10:55 AM

    CLINTON - Firefighters and police responded to a Clinton dental office Monday morning after the owner called to report his office was on fire. Dr. Carl Anderson contacted authorities around 8 a.m. when he arrived at his office on 12242 Silliman Street in Clinton Monday morning and saw flames... more »
  • Judge grants parish attorney day in court Play Video

    August 29, 2014 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge granted the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney Mary Roper a day in court, but only a portion of her lawsuit will move forward. Friday, Judge Michael Caldwell ruled that he would not tell the Metro Council how to conduct its termination hearing for Roper,... more »
  • Fire extinguished following explosion at BP refinery Play Video

    August 28, 2014 3:17 AM

    WHITING, IN - A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said early Thursday that the refinery, which is just east of Chicago, had "an operational incident" on a process unit about 9 p.m. He... more »
  • Fire with yellow smoke shuts down Florida Blvd.

    August 25, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters closed a highway and evacuated a business near an underground fire Monday in Baton Rouge. A fire department spokesperson said they received a report of yellow smoke coming from a fire in a drain on Florida Boulevard. Witnesses told News 2 they saw flames and... more »
  • Wildfire threatens 500 northern California homes Play Video

    August 25, 2014 2:14 AM

    WEAVERVILLE, CA - State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said late Sunday the fire was about 2 miles west of the historic town and has forced the evacuation of... more »
  • Former firefighter under heat for starting fires

    August 20, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson Wednesday. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Harris, 26, of Longville, in February after a month-long investigation by the district attorney's office and the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry. According to court... more »
  • Interim chief fired, town shutters police force Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:51 PM

    SORRENTO - After supporting a measure to fire the interim police chief, the mayor of this small town is asking residents to disband the department. "I think we are better served by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's office. We cannot provide the services that they can provide," mayor Mike Lambert... more »
  • Haunted plantation gets scare Play Video

    August 7, 2014 6:19 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The mansion billed as America's most haunted plantation was nearly burned to the ground last night when a fire broke out in the gift shop, just feet away from the historic home. The fire, likely caused by electrical problems, ignited the 200 year old building and... more »
  • Fire extinguished at The Myrtles Play Video

    August 6, 2014 9:35 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A fire on the property of The Myrtles Plantation was extinguished Wednesday night, but not before destroying the plantation gift shop. St. Francisville Police Chief Scott Ford said what was not burned was ruined by water. Ford said the gift shop was about eight to ten feet... more »
  • Fireboat like this likely needed in Livingston Play Video

    August 5, 2014 10:31 PM

    ST AMANT - The fire department here has a tool that could be needed in neighboring Livingston Parish: a fireboat. The boat, recently purchased by the St. Amant Fire Department, assists all sorts of emergencies on the water. Recently, it was dispatched to help battle a fire in a remote... more »
  • Island community causes headache for fire department Play Video

    August 4, 2014 9:33 PM

    THREE RIVERS ISLAND - It took first responders about 20 minutes to get to a home engulfed in flames Sunday morning. The home is located on Three Rivers Island along the Diversion Canal.  It is a golf cart community in Livingston Parish, but the bridge to get there begins... more »
  • Woman targeted by arson twice in one day

    July 31, 2014 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly woman was targeted in a fire rampage after her home was lit on fire twice on Thursday. Firefighters had to return to a home in the 2700 block of Indiana St. around 7 a.m. after the homeowner said smoke was still coming from her... more »
  • Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    July 31, 2014 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... more »
  • Tenants claim poor treatment after fire Play Video

    July 30, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After an apartment fire forced dozens of residents out of their homes last week, they're now being told that they will have to quickly find a new place to live. The Savoy Plaza Apartments are located on Wooddale Blvd. "The treatment is horrible," said one four... more »
  • Israel Cabinet discusses cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 2:12 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday's deliberations are taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime... more »
  • Crews make gains on massive wildfire Play Video

    July 23, 2014 2:07 AM

    OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... more »
  • US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire Play Video

    July 22, 2014 1:59 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution. The U.S. stepped up calls Monday for a global push to... more »
  • Elderly man dead

    July 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 90 year old man died Saturday in the 1500 block of Bay Street near Scenic highway. Investigators say the man and his 87 year old wife were inside their home when an electrical fire happened. Neighbors say they tried to break down the door before... more »
  • Fire: One dead in house fire

    July 20, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials say a 90-year-old man was killed as a result of an accidental fire. His 87-year-old wife rescued by fire fighters. Officials say it was an electrical fire. It started in a bedroom and was put out before it spread. It happened on the... more »
  • Fire: Overnight arson under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire department says a house went up in flames overnight after a fire was intentionally lit. The arson happened early Sunday morning at a vacant single family house on the 1500 block of Braddock Street, which is near the Louise Street on ramp... more »
  • Fire torches Highland restaurant Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall. The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... more »
  • Good Samaritan helps kids escape burning house

    July 15, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A good Samaritan helped two kids escape a burning home Tuesday afternoon. A 16-year-old and 2-year-old were trapped inside the home as it was burning on Ponderosa Drive. A passerby saw them trying to break out of a front window, stopped and helped them escape, the East... more »
  • Making technology safe for your kids Play Video

    July 14, 2014 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids are getting more and more tech savvy and using gadgets at younger ages than ever before. Best Buy's Cody Dickerson stopped by 2une In this morning with some great gift ideas for your kids and to tell you how to keep them safe. "Technology can... more »
  • Dump truck on fire causes I-10 delays Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Late morning traffic headed east across the Mississippi River Bridge ground to a halt as an 18-wheeler caught fire near the middle of the bridge on Friday. The truck blocked the right lane of I-10 East and caused delays in both directions. DOTD said authorities... more »
  • Fast-moving inferno claims seven lives Play Video

    July 11, 2014 3:07 AM

    LOWELL, MA - Investigators in Massachusetts are looking into whether an alarm system was working in the apartment building where a fast-moving fire killed four adults and three children. They're also looking into reports that sounds of fireworks or an explosion preceded the flames. Thearan Sak says his brother, Torn... more »
  • Cause of early Monday fire undetermined

    July 7, 2014 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters extinguished a fire in the 200 block of South 12th St. near Charles T. Smith Dr. early this morning. It broke out just after 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. When crews arrived, the kitchen and attic for the home were in flames. The rest of the... more »
  • Fire: 2 dogs dead, 1 person injured in early morning fire

    July 6, 2014 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire officials are investigating an overnight blaze. It happened at the Pine Shadows Condominiums on Jefferson Highway near Bluebonnet Boulevard just after midnight. Officials say one person suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the fire. Two dogs didn't survive. The fire... more »
  • Fire: Two arsons in one hour overnight

    July 5, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of two fires in Baton Rouge Saturday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department says the first was at an apartment at about 3:15 a.m. on the 1300 block of North Street. That's near the BREC Spanish Town Park. ... more »
  • Fire bug bites again in Baton Rouge

    July 3, 2014 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have determined arson is again the cause of the latest fire in Baton Rouge. Crews were called to the 5600 block of Peerless St. just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the front bedroom of the home and extinguished it... more »
  • WBR consolidates six fire subdistricts Play Video

    July 1, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parish officials said a recent move to combine six fire subdistricts into one overall district will save money. Parish President Riley Berthelot says the consolidation started July 1, but is far from done. "The whole, parish-wide... You're probably looking at a five year plan to... more »
  • Neighbors worried after 'Molotov cocktail' fire Play Video

    June 27, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators are searching for someone who threw a fire bomb into a Baton Rouge home recently. Investigators said someone tossed a jug of gasoline through a bedroom window to spark the fire early Friday morning on Tuscarorra Street. Firefighters contained the flames to the one... more »
  • Homemade fire bomb used in Baton Rouge arson case

    June 27, 2014 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a homemade fire bomb was used to start a blaze that damaged a home in Baton Rouge. It happened early Friday morning in the 4000 block of Tuscarora St. Investigators say the fire started when some threw a... more »
  • State has new ally in battle against arsonists Play Video

    June 26, 2014 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's battle against fire bugs is going to the dogs. The State Marshall will introduce Billy the Dog Thursday. He is trained to detect if accelerant was used to ignite fires. Arson has becomes a huge problem in Baton Rouge this summer. There have... more »
  • Crews work 2-alarm fire at Baton Rouge business

    June 26, 2014 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire at a Baton Rouge business just before 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the St. George Fire Department, it happened in the 4700 block of Sherwood Common Blvd. at Capitol Freightliner. The Baton Rouge Fire Department also responded to... more »
  • Hazmat fire extinguished in St. Gabriel Play Video

    June 17, 2014 5:19 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - State police and hazmat crews were on the scene of a possible chemical fire in St. Gabriel Tuesday morning. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi says the warehouse fire at Delta Chemical Service on LA-30 burned itself out, but crews are on scene to make sure that... more »
  • Fire investigators searching for multiple arsonists Play Video

    June 16, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Another arson over the weekend has investigators trying to track down multiple arsonists in East Baton Rouge Parish. There have been six arson fires in the past few weeks according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, and investigators said they're looking for different suspects in each... more »
  • Fire: Arson in Baton Rouge Saturday morning

    June 14, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge Saturday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. It happened on the 3900 block of Billops street off 39th street just before 6 a.m. Fire officials say there were... more »
  • West Baton Rouge council funds parish fire dept.

    June 13, 2014 7:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish Council has adopted a $1.4 million half-year budget for the newly consolidated parish-wide fire department. Parish Financial Officer Phillip Bourgoyne says the budget, which takes effect July 1, sets aside $422,000 in salaries for 19 firefighters and $50,000 for overtime contingencies. The... more »
  • Another vacant Baton Rouge home burns

    June 13, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another vacant Baton Rouge home went up in flames early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the home in the 4600 block of Bawell St. around 4:30 a.m. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the kitchen and part of the attic burned. The rest of... more »
  • Arson investigation underway in Baton Rouge

    June 11, 2014 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An arson investigation is underway after a home was torched in Baton Rouge overnight. The vacant house went up in flames in the 2000 block of Nebraska St. around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. That building is considered a total loss. The heat from the fire was... more »
  • 3 die in suspicious Metairie apartment fire

    June 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three people in a Metairie apartment fire. Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says fire investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started early Tuesday morning. Fortunato says the bodies of a woman in her... more »
  • Fire: Overnight arson in Baton Rouge

    June 8, 2014 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says arson was the cause of an early Sunday morning fire. It happened on the 2300 block of Tennessee street in Baton Rouge. Officials say there were several fires throughout the vacant house, causing about $30,000 in damage. The... more »
  • Joint investigation continues after Westlake Chemical fire

    June 5, 2014 2:52 PM

    GEISMAR, La. - DEQ responders, State Police, and OSHA inspectors are on site today at Westlake Chemical in Geismar as a joint investigation begins following Wednesday's fire. State officials said Westlake Chemical will release a statement seven days after the accident if they exceeded a reportable quantity of regulated... more »

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