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  • 1 injured during possible fire in Plaquemine

    May 23, 2016 11:16 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Fire brigade crews are on the scene of a reported fire with injury at Air Liquide in Plaquemine. The industrial gas company’s building is located in the 57800 block of Evergreen Road at Highway 405. One person was transported from the scene with injuries, according to... more »
  • Slidell home destroyed after lightning strike causes fire

    May 20, 2016 12:55 PM

    SLIDELL- A home in Slidell went up in flames after a lightning strike during Thursday night thunderstorms. St. Tammany Fire District #1 responded to a house fire in the 300 block of W. Honors Point Ct. in Slidell. Firefighters arrived to the scene in less than seven minutes to find... more »
  • Bluebonnet Blvd. exit open after closure due to car fire

    May 19, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Bluebonnet Boulevard exit on the interstate is now open after closing on Thursday morning due to a car fire. The car fire was on the Bluebonnet Boulevard exit ramp from I-10 West, accoridng to DOTD. The closure happened around 11: 45 a.m. on Thursday. The traffic... more »
  • Teens escape unharmed after limo catches fire on way to prom

    May 14, 2016 3:03 PM

    NATICK, Mass. - Bad luck followed a group of teenagers heading to the prom on Friday the 13th as the limousine they were riding in caught fire. WFXT-TV reports the Natick High School students from Massachusetts smelled smoke in the white stretch limousine around 6 p.m. Friday. Good luck returned... more »
  • BRFD responded to Government Street washateria fire

    May 13, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a reported fire at a washeteria Friday afternoon. The washeteria where the fire broke out, Doc’s Wash & Dry, is located in the 2500 block of Government Street. Doc's & Dry was one of the washeteria's where a rash of... more »
  • Incredible video shows school bus engulfed in flames, no injuries reported

    May 10, 2016 3:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Incredible video shows a raging school bus fire on the side of I-10 where, luckily, everyone escaped. The bus burst into flames near the I-10/I-49 interchange in Lafayette Parish. KATC TV , the ABC affiliate in the area, reported thirty children from an elementary school were headed... more »
  • Hazardous materials released in Houston warehouse fire

    May 5, 2016 1:22 PM

    HOUSTON - Emergency officials say hazardous materials have been released into the air from a warehouse complex fire in Houston that's generating towering plumes of black smoke. City officials issued an alert Thursday ordering people in nearby homes and businesses to stay inside, close all windows and shut off any... more »
  • EBRSO: Driver attempts to flee scene of crash, doesn't get far Play Video

    April 29, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a driver attempted to flee a minor accident in a parking lot on Siegen Lane Friday night. He didn't get very far, however. There was something wrong with his vehicle, so when he tried to... more »
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze at apartment complex off Sherwood Forest

    April 27, 2016 8:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge firefighters are working to put out hot spots after a fire broke out at an apartment complex off Sherwood Forest Drive. 911 dispatchers sent crews to the complex in the 11000 block of Stan Avenue, near Choctaw around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A spokesperson... more »
  • Man accused of stealing boat from firefighters

    April 27, 2016 5:40 PM

    MANCHAC - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say stole a boat belonging to the Manchac Fire Department. 58-year-old Douglas "Chip" Davis of Hammond is charged with felony theft, since the estimated value of the boat was more than $18,000, our news partner Action News 17... more »
  • 9 people escape from Baker home destroyed by morning fire

    April 20, 2016 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say nine people, ranging from adult to infant, were in a house in Baker that was the scene of an early morning fire. According to Baker Fire Department, crews responded to the scene on Hovey Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The house was destroyed in... more »
  • Brown water in North BR blamed on firefighter training, nothing to worry about

    April 19, 2016 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Water Company blamed complaints of brown water in part of North Baton Rouge on a fire department training program that involves opening and closing fire hydrants quickly. Hayes Owen told News 2 that stirs up "natural minerals" in the line, like manganese, which... more »
  • Ville Platte fire kills 106-year-old retired police officer

    April 17, 2016 8:49 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - The Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office says a house fire has killed a 106-year-old Ville Platte man who had lived on his own until about 1 ½ years ago. A news release says Edward Thomas Jr., nicknamed "Knotoe," was alone when fire apparently broke out Saturday in the... more »
  • Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

    April 15, 2016 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has thrown out some criminal charges filed against companies and employees following a 2012 oil platform fire that killed three people off Louisiana's coast. But serious charges remain for some in connection to the fire, which broke out on a platform owned by... more »
  • Fire inside rail car in Sorrento

    April 12, 2016 1:04 PM

    SORRENTO- Sorrento Fire Department is responding to a fire inside a rail car Tuesday just before noon. According to authorities, a piece of equipment that puts the rail tie downs caught on fire where a rail car was. The rail car is on Highway 22 between 44 and 70 south... more »
  • Two arrested for arson after Walmart fire in Central

    April 12, 2016 10:58 AM

    CENTRAL- Two juveniles were arrested for arson after a Walmart fire that happened Monday night. Central Fire Department along with the East Side and District Six Fire Departments responded to a box alarm at the Walmart on Sullivan Road Monday night. An aisle in the yarn section of the store... more »
  • Cause of fire that burned popular Hammond eatery still unclear

    April 10, 2016 4:41 PM

    HAMMOND – Fire investigators were at the scene of two business fires Monday, still sifting through rubble to figure out what caused a massive blaze the day before. // Fire at Lee's Drive-In in downtown Hammond. Call went out at approximately 2... more »
  • After three rekindling fire calls, firefighters help clear warehouse of burning material

    April 8, 2016 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After being called out two more times for rekindling flames at a warehouse fire earlier this week, firefighters decided Friday to remove rubber from the facility that initially caught on fire late Wednesday night. A Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson said rubber materials from inside were... more »
  • No toxic fumes from Wednesday night warehouse fire Play Video

    April 6, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters are still trying to determine what caused a two-alarm warehouse fire at 2655 North Foster Drive near Choctaw Drive from Wednesday night. Mark Miles, of the BR Fire Department, said that the warehouse contained rubber materials inside and caused heavy black smoke. Miles says that... more »
  • BRFD investigates fire at warehouse

    April 5, 2016 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire that happened at a warehouse Monday night. The blaze occurred at the warehouse on Dougherty Drive off of Choctaw Drive. The cause of the fire is under investigation. We expect to receive more details overnight. ... more »
  • Woman rescued from house fire by good Samaritans Play Video

    April 4, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was rescued from a burning home by daring good Samaritans Monday. The fire was at a home on Bartlett Street, near Choctaw. A contractor ran into the home after noticing smoke and hearing the woman call for help. While the first contractor ran... more »
  • Faulty A/C unit causes museum fire in New Orleans

    April 4, 2016 8:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Museum officials closed the Presbytere building in the French Quarter after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon, causing an evacuation. According to WWL-TV , the New Orleans Fire Department arrived shortly after 1 p.m. and found smoke billowing from the building. Firefighters helped museum... more »
  • Fire prompts two evacuations at Newark airport

    April 4, 2016 6:44 AM

    NEWARK, N.J.- Officials say a terminal at Newark Liberty Airport was evacuated twice early Monday when a fire re-ignited. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that fire broke out just after 1 a.m. in a boiler room ceiling in Terminal B. Reports say the terminal... more »
  • Two injured in fire at multi-million dollar home

    March 30, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire at a multi-million dollar home in the exclusive Country Club of Louisiana injured two people Wednesday. Firefighters with the St. George Fire Department said the fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. at 18433 N Mission Hills in the southwestern area of the gated community.... more »
  • Fire investigation underway at home on Amarillo Street

    March 29, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire on Amarillo Street Tuesday night. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Tuesday night. It took crews about 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Fire investigators believe it originated on an unattended pot on... more »
  • March 29, 2016 Morning News Pop Play Video

    March 29, 2016 7:54 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Victims crash car, try to make getaway on foot after shooting McDonald's considered 'total loss' after Monday fire State to list travel times on some congested roads Unsettled weather arrives tomorrow Updates all day, every day: FACEBOOK | TWITTER more »
  • Fire breaks out at McDonald's on Florida Blvd. near N. Foster Play Video

    March 28, 2016 5:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters are on the scene of a fire that broke out at McDonalds in the 5000 block of Florida Blvd. across from Melrose Blvd. Emergency crews responded to the call just after 4 a.m. Monday morning. When firefighters arrived on scene they found the building fully engulfed... more »
  • UPDATE: Belaire High School students evacuated

    March 24, 2016 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Belaire High School have been evacuated due to a reported fire at the school, however there was no fire, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The BRFD was called to the scene and confirmed that there was no fire and all sutdents were... more »
  • Clinton man dead after crash and car in flames on Rist Road

    March 23, 2016 6:08 PM

    EAST FELICIANA - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Department and Louisiana State Police are conducting an investigation of a fatal crash that occurred on Rist Road on Sunday afternoon. East Feleiciana Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash around 6: 45 p.m. when 30-year-old Jasmine Matthews of Clinton was driving... more »
  • Storage tank fire extinguished overnight; inferno likely caused by lightning strike Play Video

    March 18, 2016 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters extinguished a burning oil tank fire overnight after it was likely struck by lightning. "A resident on a nearby street reported hearing a loud boom and something hit their roof," St. George Fire Department Spokesperson Eldon Ledoux said. The tank exploded and became a... more »
  • Platform fire will keep burning into Tuesday evening

    March 15, 2016 10:23 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - A fire at an oil platform deep in the swamp will continue to burn into Tuesday evening as crews in boats monitor containment boom in the area after an explosion earlier in the day. Shortly after 9 a.m. a storage tank exploded on the platform in... more »
  • A Dearman's return to Bocage is months away, if a new lease is granted

    March 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It could be months before sodas and burgers can be ordered from Dearman's following a devastating fire at the popular eatery last week, though, the exact fate of the business remains unclear. Property owners don't expect to have renovations complete on the restaurant space until June,... more »
  • Commuter train derails, at least 14 hurt

    March 8, 2016 12:39 AM

    SUNOL, CA - The Alameda Fire Department says 14 people were injured, four seriously, when a commuter train traveling from Silicon Valley to Stockton in Central California derailed Monday night. The department says all passengers have been evacuated from the derailed train and are being checked by paramedics. It says... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Denham Springs home started in shed; mom & 2 kids unharmed Play Video

    March 8, 2016 12:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Denham Springs home Monday night started in a shed that was attached to the residence. Fire investigators said they are looking at whether an electrical short sparked the blaze. The home was a total loss. The house... more »
  • Man burns down Perkins Road house while using gasoline to start fire

    March 6, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say they arrested a man accused of burning down a vacant home and causing damage to a nearby commercial property as he was trying to cook a steak over the weekend. 65-year-old Charles Oby was booked on charges of simple arson and criminal trespass following... more »
  • Albany firefighters pushing for tax renewal Saturday Play Video

    March 3, 2016 5:53 PM

    ALBANY - Livingston Fire Protection District 1 is asking voters to renew a fire tax Saturday to keep the district operating. District 1 covers around 10,000 people in the town of Albany and surrounding area. The tax has been on the books for nearly 20 years. With the state budget... more »
  • 3 accused of setting car on fire to collect insurance check

    March 2, 2016 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is accused of setting his SUV on fire in East Feliciana to collect an insurance check, and deputies think two of his friends helped him. Jason Williams' car was found torched in Ethel on Feb. 4th. A day later, Williams contacted the... more »
  • Arson suspected in mobile home fire

    February 29, 2016 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators were called after a mobile home caught fire in Baton Rouge Monday night. The Baton Rouge Fire Department was dispatched to Magnolia Mobile Homes Estate, off Victoria near Winbourne just before 8 p.m. Monday. They were able to quickly extinguish the flames quickly and... more »
  • Sleeping woman rescued from burning mattress

    February 25, 2016 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a woman from a fire just before 3 p.m. Thursday. The fire department was called to a home on Arcadia, in Mayfair Park, where they found light smoke. A woman outside told firefighters she evacuated but her daughter was asleep inside. The daughter,... more »
  • Crews respond to 3 fires overnight in Baton Rouge

    February 25, 2016 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities have responded to three fires throughout the Baton Rouge area since Wednesday night. The first fire broke out around 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Oleander Street. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department says the blaze was determined an arson fire and is being... more »
  • State Trooper pulls pair of women from burning car on Causeway

    February 19, 2016 6:07 PM

    METAIRIE - A Louisiana State Police Trooper pulled two women from a burning car on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, according to WWL-TV in New Orleans. The incident shut down the southbound lanes of the span for roughly an hour and a half Friday afternoon. A spokesperson with the... more »
  • 1 injured in fire on Balis Dr.

    February 18, 2016 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that sent one person to the hospital early Thursday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters responded to the fire at a duplex in the 2400 block of Balis Drive just after 2:30 a.m. When they arrived... more »
  • BRFD, HAZMAT on scene of commercial building fire on Darryl Drive

    February 17, 2016 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire and HAZMAT crews are on the scene of a fire at an unoccupied building on Darryl Drive. Investigators say the fire was started when construction workers were trying to replace metal walls at a building located in the 11000 block of Darryl Drive and a... more »
  • Railroad will be out at least a week after trestle fire

    February 15, 2016 1:12 PM

    NORCO - A Canadian National railroad trestle west of New Orleans will be out of service for at least this week and maybe longer following a fire. Canadian National spokesman Patrick Waldron says crews are demolishing and rebuilding a span of roughly 800 feet over the Bonnet Carré Spillway.... more »
  • BRFD: Arson caused 2 early morning house fires

    February 15, 2016 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are looking for the person responsible for setting a house on fire early Monday morning. Firefighters say they responded to a call about a house on fire in the 2200 block of Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Firefighters weren't able to contain the blaze before it spread to... more »
  • Railroad bridge fire moves train routes through BR area

    February 13, 2016 12:37 PM

    LAPLACE - A large fire burned a railroad icon between Baton Rouge and New Orleans Saturday morning. The elevated portion of railroad across the Bonnet Carre Spillway burned in a vibrant show. Flames engulfed the wooden structure of the tracks. WWL TV in New Orleans reported railroad workers... more »
  • Popular Destin eatery catches fire

    February 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    DESTIN, FL - The popular Destin restaurant AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar was damaged by a fire Tuesday night. Pictures and videos shot by onlookers showed large flames coming from the restaurant's roof. In a post on their Instagram page, owners said it "looked worse than it was with... more »
  • Eight fire trucks needed to battle fire on Jones Creek Rd.

    February 4, 2016 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Saint George and East Side Fire Departments faced some challenges battling a fire in a vacant storage building Thursday afternoon. The building in the 4500 block of Jones Creek Rd. near Coursey Blvd. was about 1500 feet off the road, making it difficult for crews... more »
  • Crews extinguish fire at pipe facility in Zachary

    February 4, 2016 12:26 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters were called to the US Composite Pipe South facility in Zachary just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. It took the Zachary Fire Department less than 30 minutes to extinguish flames inside the building on Hwy. 61. The cause of the fire, and the extent of... more »
  • BRFD: Fire caused by person smoking in bed

    February 1, 2016 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire officials are looking into a house fire that they say was caused by a person smoking in bed. Authorities responded to the fire in the 3000 block of Seneca Street around 5 a.m. Monday. Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman, Mark Miles, said the building suffered about $40,000... more »
  • Fire-damaged buildings won't re-route Mardi Gras parades

    January 28, 2016 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A tall fence will be erected to keep people away from what's left of two buildings ravaged by a fire on New Orleans' famous Canal Street. But the city says the damage won't require re-routing Carnival season parades that roll on Canal. The first of... more »
  • Man arrested in connection with massive New Orleans fire

    January 27, 2016 11:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man trying to stay warm was booked with starting a massive fire on historic Canal Street Wednesday. Fire investigators said Darren Denley, 25, lit a fire in the alcove a building for heat. The fire got out of control and spread, burning for two hours... more »
  • Arson not suspected in Canal Street fire

    January 27, 2016 6:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The fire chief in New Orleans says arson isn't suspected in the blaze that blanketed part of the city with smoke and forced the closure of historic Canal Street. However, Timothy McConnell said Wednesday his department wasn't yet ready to release a suspected cause of the fire.... more »

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