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  • Suspected stalker tried to blow up woman's car

    June 23, 2017 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A man's anger over a woman's refusal to date him turned into a violent rage, authorities said, that ended when he tried to blow up the woman's car recently. Ja'Quan East, 23, was booked into jail overnight on arson and terrorizing charges. East is accused of... more »
  • Unattended pot causes house fire that claims life of pet

    June 20, 2017 5:44 PM

    CENTRAL – Central fire crews responded to a house fire in the 7500 block of Droze Road that claimed the life of a pet on Tuesday afternoon. Crews were able to get the fire under control in about 15 minutes after responding to the call at 3 p.m.... more »
  • Portugal forest fire death toll likely to rise

    June 18, 2017 11:47 AM

    LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's prime minister says the death toll in the country's deadliest wildfire in memory is likely to rise. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Sunday that 61 deaths are confirmed but, "for sure, we are going to find some more victims." The wind-fueled blaze swept through the... more »
  • 6 dead after massive fire in London

    June 14, 2017 7:45 AM

    LONDON (AP) - London's Metropolitan Police say six people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. Police say the number is expected to rise. Police commander Stuart Cundy says he can "confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise... more »
  • Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

    June 13, 2017 10:51 PM

    LONDON - Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London. One side of the building appeared to be in flames. Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday morning. The building is the Grenfell Tower in... more »
  • Sheriff: Home of Mississippi multiple-killing suspect burns

    June 12, 2017 9:38 PM

    BOGUE CHITTO, Miss. - Fire has destroyed the home of a Mississippi man charged with killing eight people. Sheriff Steve Rushing in Mississippi's Lincoln County says nobody was in the mobile home in Bogue Chitto when firefighters answered a fire call before dawn on Sunday. Rushing... more »
  • Crews respond to residential fire on Poinsettia Drive

    June 5, 2017 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to the scene of a residential fire on Poinsettia Drive Monday night. The fire was reported around 7 p.m. in the 7700 block of Poinsettia Drive. Authorities say the fire has since been put out and no one was hurt as a result. ... more »
  • Firefighters rescue dog from Baton Rouge house fire

    June 5, 2017 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say a dog is safe and sound after it was rescued from a house fire in Baton Rouge Monday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, crews responded to the fire in the 2500 block of Jura Street around 9:30 a.m.. Firefighters arrived on... more »
  • BRFD investigating house fire on Lobelia Avenue Play Video

    May 28, 2017 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating after a fire was reported at a home on Lobelia Avenue Sunday. The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Lobelia Avenue. Curt Monte with BRFD says crews believed that the home was abandoned... more »
  • Crews battle house fire on Marylin Drive

    May 18, 2017 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews extinguished a fire at a home on Marylin Drive Thursday evening. Officials have released few details on the fire or the extent of the damage. This is a developing story. Check back for details. more »
  • Family says 2 adults, 5 children died in Ohio house fire

    May 15, 2017 8:46 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - Family members say a couple and their five children died in early morning house fire in Akron. Relatives identified the victims as 35-year-old Dennis Huggins, 38-year-old Angela Boggs, 14-year-old Jered Boggs, 6-year-old Daisia Huggins, 5-year-old Kyle Huggins, 3-year-old Alivia Huggins and 11-month-old Cameron Huggins. Firefighters found the... more »
  • Man thanks iPhone's 'Siri' for saving his life in explosion

    May 15, 2017 8:07 AM

    WILMOT - A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking "Siri" for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV when he... more »
  • Major interstate in Georgia reopened after bridge collapse

    May 14, 2017 2:03 PM

    ATLANTA - All lanes of a heavily used interstate in Atlanta have been reopened - about six weeks after a highway bridge collapsed because of a massive fire. Local news reports say southbound lanes on Interstate 85 were reopened Saturday evening, one day after drivers began using lanes heading north.... more »
  • 3 siblings killed, relatives hurt in house fire

    May 12, 2017 8:43 PM

    CONROE, Texas - Authorities say a house fire north of Houston has killed two brothers and their sister and injured another brother, their grandparents and an uncle. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Friday near Conroe. Investigators say police tried to reach the second floor to rescue children but... more »
  • $4.2 million penalty in deadly 2012 platform fire

    May 12, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Court documents show Houston-based Black Elk Energy pleaded guilty Friday to nine criminal... more »
  • Southern University students recovering following devastating fire Play Video

    May 11, 2017 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Eleven Southern University international students from India have recieved help from the Baton Rouge community. Five out of the eleven students will be able to graduate after Southern University, the Indian consulate, and the community has helped the students replaced most of the items lost in the... more »
  • FBI Director James Comey has been fired

    May 9, 2017 5:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. In a statement, Trump says Comey's firing "will mark a new beginning" for the FBI. The White House says the search for a new FBI director will begin immediately. Statement from @WhiteHouse @PressSec on @FBI Director pic.twitter.com/EdBRntMim5... more »
  • 21 people lose visas, other vital documents in Baton Rouge apartment fire

    May 8, 2017 12:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Massive flames destroyed eight units at the Hub apartment complex over the weekend. Crews arrived around 1 p.m. Saturday to find the entire roof of one building completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters even had to back out of the apartment at one point due to a... more »
  • BRFD: Unattended stove causes fire at Alvin Dark apartment

    May 7, 2017 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on Alvin Dark Avenue Sunday. The fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters said that a pot left unattended on a stove was the cause of the fire. According to BRFD, the fire was... more »
  • Water heater malfunction causes Baton Rouge duplex fire

    May 4, 2017 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a malfunction with a water heater caused a duplex fire on Costello Lane in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arrived on the scene and found a utility closet and parts of a kitchen in one unit on... more »
  • Crews battle large house fire in Brownsfield Play Video

    May 3, 2017 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders are working to extinguish a large house fire in the Brownsfield area. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Malcolm Drive and Price Avenue. Baker firefighters arriving at the scene discovered smoke and fire coming from the home. Neighbors... more »
  • Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

    April 27, 2017 8:14 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires... more »
  • BRFD: House fire started from woman smoking cigarette on couch

    April 26, 2017 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters put out a house fire that was started when a resident noticed a fire in her sofa. Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1900 block of Tennessee Street around 4:45 p.m. According to Baton Rouge Fire Department officials, the fire was caused... more »
  • Officials: I-85 repairs in Atlanta to cost up to $16.6M

    April 26, 2017 11:54 AM

    ATLANTA - State officials have announced that rebuilding the collapsed section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta will cost up to $16.6 million. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Georgia Department of Transportation has set a June 15 deadline for the completion of the new I-85 bridge, although no official timetable... more »
  • Fire damages apartment on Parkforest Drive

    April 22, 2017 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire that dealt heavy smoke damage to one apartment Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire at 6052 Parkforest Drive around 5 p.m.. Upon arrival, they found smoke coming from the apartment. The fire department says no... more »
  • Officials: Cigarette likely caused fire that burned four Florida homes

    April 22, 2017 4:31 PM

    LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars. According to the News-Press, Lee County fire inspector Dale Reisen said Saturday that the 400-acre Lehigh Acres fire started Friday... more »
  • BR firefighter injured in one of two overnight fires

    April 22, 2017 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A firefighter was injured battling one of two overnight fires that were both suspected of being arson. Details of the fires were released early Saturday by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The firefighter that was injured will be ok. The fire that resulted in the... more »
  • Second disaster hits family within a year, waiting on insurance Play Video

    April 21, 2017 6:33 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - First flood then fire. Two disasters a Denham Springs man has lost nearly everything to. During the night of Valentine's Day, John Cooper Fore says his paradise in the making burnt to a crisp. It was a design project years in the making his family had... more »
  • Details released of deadly, fiery crash on I-10 Play Video

    April 19, 2017 6:38 PM

    PORT ALLEN – State Police released new information about a chain-reaction crash that left a central Louisiana man dead, killed when his small car was crushed by two 18-wheelers and engulfed in flames Wednesday. Ronald Allen, 26, of Alexandria, was killed. Allen's car was rear-ended by a semi then... more »
  • EBRSO: Juveniles set fire at Glen Oaks High School Play Video

    April 18, 2017 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to Glen Oaks High School after two juveniles reportedly started a fire on campus Tuesday. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the fire was started by an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old who were setting electronic equipment on fire at the school. ... more »
  • Faulty light fixture leads to $450,000 in damage at Bellagio mall

    April 18, 2017 2:59 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Fire officials in Las Vegas say a faulty light fixture on an exterior wall of the Bellagio shopping complex sparked a fire on the roof last week that tourists stopped to watch near the iconic fountain show on the Strip. Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said... more »
  • Two critically injured in explosion inside California motel

    April 16, 2017 10:08 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Fire officials in Northern California say two people were critically injured in an explosion inside a motel room that's being investigated as a crime scene. The Mercury News reports the explosion Sunday at the Casa Linda Motel in San Jose badly damaged one room. San Jose... more »
  • I-12 east reopens at Holden exit due to camper fire

    April 14, 2017 3:30 PM

    HOLDEN - A vehicle fire closed I-12 east for 40 minutes near the Holden exit Friday afternoon. According to DOTD, as of 3:18 p.m., the left lane has reopened to traffic. Congestion has reached Satsuma. The fire happened around 2:10 p.m. Friday afternoon. Photos from the scene showed... more »
  • Suspect sought after house fire kills 89-year-old woman in Tangipahoa Parish

    April 11, 2017 1:33 PM

    TANGIPAHOA – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of an 89-year-old woman after deputies say her house was set on fire. According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred on April 10 around 9:15 p.m. at the home of Dorothy Poche located on School Section Road... more »
  • Change-of-plea hearing set in deadly 2013 offshore fire

    April 10, 2017 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal criminal charges filed against an energy company over a deadly 2012 offshore oil platform fire may be headed for a resolution. Three Filipino workers died in the Nov. 16, 2012, fire on the platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations. Black Elk has pleaded not... more »
  • Man's daring rescue saves neighbors from Plaquemine house fire Play Video

    April 9, 2017 11:40 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - It started as a three-hour long fire that destroyed a house in Plaquemine early Saturday morning and sent two people to the hospital. The blaze burned down the home around 5:30 a.m. on Patureau Lane. The fire left the Henderson families decades old home and car in... more »
  • Louisiana firefighters gather to pay respects to fallen comrades Play Video

    April 8, 2017 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters from around the state have gathered in Baton Rouge to show love for their fallen brothers. They come, as they have year after year, to remember fellow firefighters who lost their lives while saving the lives of others last year. Now, 116 names are... more »
  • Three transported to hospital after early morning Plaquemine house fire

    April 8, 2017 11:12 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Three people were transported to local hospitals after a reported house fire on Patureau Lane Saturday morning. According to authorities, the fire started sometime before 5:30 a.m. in the 25000 block of Patureau Lane. The fire was reported under control around 8:30 a.m., according to the... more »
  • Firefighters investigating fire on Stern Avenue

    April 7, 2017 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters are trying to determine what caused a residential fire on Stern Avenue in Baton Rouge late Thursday night. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire started after 10 p.m. in the 5000 block of Stern Avenue. Firefighters arriving at the scene found fire... more »
  • Crews fight fire behind Frostop on France Street Play Video

    April 5, 2017 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a building on fire behind the Frostop on France Street Wednesday afternoon. The fire was reported around 5 p.m. in the 400 block of France Street. There is currently no word any injuries or the extent of the damage. A WBRZ News... more »
  • Firefighters extinguish car fire on I-10 west near Bluebonnet Blvd.

    April 5, 2017 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders are investigating what caused a vehicle fire on I-10 west near the Bluebonnet Boulevard Wednesday morning. Firefighters extinguished the fire around 11:40 a.m. Traffic cameras show Louisiana State Police and other first responders at the scene. The fire caused a large amount of... more »
  • Man accused in Atlanta overpass fire could face federal charges Play Video

    April 5, 2017 9:42 AM

    ATLANTA - Investigators say the man accused of starting the raging fire that caused the collapse of a major Atlanta interstate bridge could face federal charges. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assistant special-agent-in-charge James Deir told WSB-TV on Wednesday that Basil Eleby could be charged with federal offenses... more »
  • EBRSO: Man locks himself inside home, attempts to set fire after fight with mother Play Video

    April 3, 2017 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A suspect reportedly locked himself inside a house and attempted to set it on fire after he got into a fight with his mother Monday night. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the 8000 block of Sharon Hills Blvd. after... more »
  • Firefighters: lightning caused Baton Rouge house fire

    April 3, 2017 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a lightning strike caused a house fire on Victory Hill Court in Baton Rouge Monday morning. St. George Firefighters responded to the 15000 block of Victory Hill Court just after 3:30 a.m. to find smoke and flames at the peak of a gable on... more »
  • Neighbor stops arson at Baton Rouge townhouse

    April 2, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say arson was the cause of a fire at a Baton Rouge town house Sunday morning. Crews responded to the reported fire around 7 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters and police arrived to discover that a neighbor used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire at... more »
  • Atlanta traffic horror: Crews razing fallen highway overpass

    April 2, 2017 1:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Crews continue to tear down and clear away debris after a section of a major interstate highway in Atlanta collapsed late last week after a raging fire. Officials promised almost immediately after Thursday's inferno that a 350-foot stretch of the Interstate 85 bridge would be replaced. But that... more »
  • BRFD: Vacant house fire determined to be arson

    April 2, 2017 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vacant house fire that took place on Missouri Street was determined to be caused by arson, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. According to BRFD, firefighters were called to the 2100 block of Missouri Street at 4:49 a.m. Sunday morning. Firefighters arrived at... more »
  • 96-year-old woman killed in Deville fire

    April 1, 2017 8:08 PM

    DEVILLE - Fire marshals are investigating a residential fire that killed a 96-year-old woman Friday night. Crews responded to the fire on Truman Cole Road around 7 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home completely engulfed in flames with the roof collapsed. After suppressing the fire, crews... more »
  • 3 arrested in Atlanta fire and overpass collapse

    April 1, 2017 12:29 PM

    ATLANTA - The man suspected of starting a raging fire that collapsed a portion of Interstate 85 a few miles north of downtown Atlanta has been charged with arson. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office says bond was set at $200,000 for 39-year-old Basil Eleby during a hearing Saturday. He faces... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »
  • Atlanta streets clogged after interstate collapse

    March 30, 2017 9:30 PM

    ATLANTA - Surface streets in Atlanta were clogged with traffic Friday morning after a massive fire caused a section of Interstate 85 to collapse, closing the major artery for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, added extra trains to accommodate additional passengers who may... more »
  • Vacant house damaged by arson

    March 29, 2017 8:42 PM

    BAKER - Baton Rouge Firefighters have determined arson to be the cause of a fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a vacant home. According to Baton Rouge Fire Department officials, firefighters responded to the house fire in the 200 block of E. Jefferson St. around 6:30... more »
  • Three Texas students accused of starting fire at high school

    March 29, 2017 11:32 AM

    MCALLEN – Three Texas high school students have been arrested after police say they started a fire on campus. According to a report from KRGV , the fire started on the McAllen Memorial High School football field in the pole vault area. According to police, two male students... more »
  • At least 3 killed in Oakland building fire

    March 27, 2017 10:04 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Authorities say a blaze that tore through a residential building in Northern California that housed recovering drug addicts and former homeless people killed at least three residents. The third person's body was found Monday. The Alameda County coroner said Monday evening that a fourth person remains missing.... more »
  • Fire marshal rules Ethel house fire arson-suicide

    March 27, 2017 6:28 PM

    EAST FELICIANA – Investigators say the man found dead after a house fire in Ethel earlier this month set the blaze and then shot himself. James Gilliland, 59, had lost his job and after years of a lease-to-own deal with the owners, he could no longer afford the rent,... more »
  • One dead, four hurt in large four-alarm fire in Oakland

    March 27, 2017 10:23 AM

    OAKLAND - An attorney for the biggest tenant of an Oakland building that caught fire while housing people recovering from addiction, prison and life on the streets says the landlord was trying to evict the nonprofit organization. Lawyer James Cook, who represents Urojas Community Services, said the organization rented the... more »
  • Crews respond to fire at nursing home

    March 26, 2017 7:44 PM

    SIMMESPORT - Ambulances and helicopters moved three patients from the scene of a fire in Simmesport Sunday afternoon. A fire was reported at Bayou Chateau Nursing Home late Sunday afternoon. According to Acadian Companies, 10 ambulances and two helicopters were dispatched to the scene. We currently have... more »
  • Lightning strike sparks house fire in Baton Rouge

    March 25, 2017 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lightning strike sparked a small house fire in Baton Rouge Saturday morning. According to the St. George Fire Department, firefighters were called to the 3800 block of Blecker Drive at 8:47 a.m. Firefighters then discovered a fire in the attic of the home as... more »
  • Arson to blame for Spanish Town Road fire Play Video

    March 23, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD officials say arson is to blame for a fire at a vacant home on Spanish Town Road. Crews responded to the fire in the 1800 block of Spanish Town Road near North 18th Street around 8:00 p.m. Firefighters say they arrived on scene to... more »

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