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  • 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 »
  • Crews respond to house fire on Montrachet Drive

    March 23, 2017 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 10000 block of Montrachet Drive on Thursday afternoon. According to the St. George Fire Department, the fire was an accidental cooking fire. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the kitchen. There are no reported injuries.... more »
  • Pot on stove causes apartment fire on Red Oak Drive

    March 21, 2017 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a pot left on a stove caused an apartment fire on Red Oaks Drive in Baton Rouge Tuesday night. The fire happened around 8:12 p.m. Tuesday in the 10900 block of Red Oaks Drive. Fire crews were able to contain the fire to a... more »
  • 80-year-old woman dead in large house fire near Zachary

    March 21, 2017 11:40 AM

    ZACHARY – Firefighters say one woman has died after a large house fire on Samuels Road near Zachary Tuesday morning. The home is located in the 21000 block of Samuels Road. Zachary Fire Department officials contacted the State Fire Marshal's Office while working the fire. Family members and neighbors... more »
  • Report: Firefighters battling large fire in Mamou

    March 20, 2017 4:33 PM

    MAMOU – Firefighters in Mamou, Louisiana are responded to a large fire Monday afternoon, local media reports. According to KATC, fire crews are working to extinguish a fire on 6 th Street. First responders have closed the road near the fire and several nearby alleys. Details about the... more »
  • Teen arrested for arson on Victoria Drive

    March 18, 2017 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teenager Friday in connection to an arson on Victoria Drive. The arson occurred Mar. 11, in lot 107 of Victoria Drive. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a witness identified the 15-year-old suspect in a line-up and he was taken into... more »
  • 2nd child dies in fire linked to exploding hoverboard

    March 16, 2017 5:26 PM

    HARRISBURG - Authorities say a second child has died from a fire in Pennsylvania that fire officials blamed on an exploding hoverboard. The deaths - if definitively linked to the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter - would be the first in the U.S. caused by a hoverboard fire. A county coroner told... more »
  • Woman's headphones catch fire midflight to Australia

    March 15, 2017 6:17 PM

    AUSTRALIA - A sleeping woman midflight was startled to find her battery-operated headphones had caught fire leaving burns on her face. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, i t is unknown how severe the woman's injuries were, but she later told investigators that she heard a loud explosion... more »
  • Unattended stove caused fire on Sycamore Street

    March 15, 2017 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say an unattended pot stove caused a fire on Sycamore Street in Baton Rouge Wednesday morning. The fire happened around 2:41 a.m. in the 4500 block of Sycamore Street Wednesday. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arriving at the scene discovered the home’s... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Tyler Perry's father's home under investigation Play Video

    March 14, 2017 6:48 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH – A fire that completely destroyed the home of Emmitt Perry, the father of comedian and actor/writer Tyler Perry, on Monday night is under investigation. Fire officials think that it could have been an electrical fire, but they are not ruling out other options. Emmitt... more »
  • Calumet Street house fire caused by pot left on stove

    March 14, 2017 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews responded to a house fire in the 3100 block of Calumet Street on Tuesday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire started in the kitchen of the home. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to that room of the home, however... more »
  • Fire fighter injured in restaurant fire recovering Play Video

    March 13, 2017 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A St. George firefighter is recovering after being injured while battling a restaurant fire. The Cast Iron Kitchen on Jones Creek caught fire on Sunday night and caused the roof to collapse on the firefighter who was inside. "We certainly focus on rescuing your colleague, rescuing your... more »
  • Firefighter injured in partial roof collapse released from hospital Play Video

    March 12, 2017 8:03 PM

    UPDATE: Officials say the firefighter who suffered minor injuries at the Cast Iron Kitchen fire Sunday was treated and released. Original story below: BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire at the Cast Iron Kitchen on Jones Creek Road Sunday afternoon. The St. George... more »
  • Firefighter killed after responding to Pennsylvania hoverboard fire

    March 12, 2017 3:08 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Authorities say a Pennsylvania fire department official injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire has died of his injuries. The Harrisburg fire department said Lt. Dennis DeVoe died Saturday evening "surrounded by his family and close friends." He was a 21-year veteran of the... more »
  • 3-year-old killed, two others hurt in Pennsylvania hoverboard fire

    March 11, 2017 5:44 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died following a Pennsylvania fire that also critically injured two others and appears to have been sparked by a recharging hoverboard. The Lehigh County coroner's office said Ashanti Hughes was pronounced dead at an area hospital just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday.... more »
  • Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 38 girls

    March 11, 2017 12:13 PM

    GUATEMALA CITY - Hospital officials say the death toll has risen to 38 girls in a fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at a youth shelter. Authorities at the Roosevelt Hospital where many of the girls were taken for treatment of their burns... more »
  • Fire at Myrtles Plantation restaurant under control after two hours Play Video

    March 8, 2017 12:11 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE – It took firefighters two hours Wednesday to control a fire at the restaurant associated with The Myrtles Plantation. The St. Francisville Fire Chief tells WBRZ that gaining control of the blaze was a "very labor intensive" process. Businesses in the area reported heavy smoke filling... more »
  • Four wanted for starting fire at O'Neal Lane Walmart

    March 7, 2017 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators say four people are wanted for starting a fire inside the O’Neal Walmart Sunday. According to Baton Rouge Fire Department, the incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. Four individuals entered the store together. One man purposely set fire to three different strings attached to balloons. ... more »
  • Firefighters respond to large brush fire in Zachary

    March 5, 2017 11:38 AM

    ZACHARY - Multiple fire departments responded to a large brush fire in Zachary on Saturday morning. According to Central Fire Department's Facebook page, on March 4 around 10:15 a.m., Chaneyville Fire Department responded to the fire near Arleen Ave. and Watson Dr. Central Fire Department, along with companies... more »
  • Woman arrested in critical burning of niece

    March 4, 2017 6:38 PM

    JENNINGS - A 29-year-old woman is in custody a month after her 4-year-old niece was critically burned while in her care. Brant Thompson, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's chief deputy, said Saturday that Gail Marie Brown was arrested late Friday on five charges including negligent injuring, obstruction of justice and... more »

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