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  • 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 »
  • Woman faces arson charges for boarding house fire

    June 5, 2014 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge charged a woman accused of attempting to burn down a building she was evicted from last month with aggravated arson and terrorizing. Authorities said the incident occurred on May 20 after Miranda King, 26, was evicted from a boarding house at the corner of... more »
  • NYC officials: 34 injured in Staten Island fire

    June 5, 2014 8:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Authorities in New York City say 34 people have been injured overnight in a fire on Staten Island. The Fire Department says 23 firefighters and 11 civilians suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious. Nearly all were taken to the hospital but none of the injuries is... more »
  • Fire breaks out at Geismar chemical plant Play Video

    June 4, 2014 11:37 AM

    GEISMAR, La. - State officials said it could be a month before they learn the exact cause of Wednesday's fire at Westlake Chemical in Geismar. The fire started just after 11 a.m. in a cooling storage area on the plant's grounds. A plant official said organic peroxide, an additive... more »
  • Mid City fire closes Government Street Thursday night

    May 29, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Government Street in Mid City closed overnight Thursday as firefighters battled a fire. Crews were called to a house, fully engulfed in flames, in the 500 block of South 17th. The fire was between Government and Wisteria. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the... more »
  • Woman accused of setting dad's boarding house on fire after fight

    May 28, 2014 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators are looking for a woman they say set her father's boarding home on fire last week. Miranda King is accused of torching the building at the corner of Terrace and Thomas Delpit after an argument. According to a warrant, King's father evicted her and she... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman missing, home torched

    May 25, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Family members of a missing woman are searching desperately for answers after her home was found torched this weekend. Investigators believe an arsonist is to blame. Robyn Jackson, 32, was reported missing by her family to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The fire happened at 2035... more »
  • Arsonist sought after fire

    May 21, 2014 5:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are looking for an arsonist after a Baton Rouge home went up in flames Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the fire in the 900 block of Terrace St. just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night. It was reported by a police officer responding to... more »
  • Blaze burns Old South Baton Rouge home

    May 20, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Everyone escaped a fire that engulfed a house in Old South Baton Rouge late Tuesday night. Firefighters blocked streets around the intersection of Thomas H Delpit and Terrace while they fought the blaze. The fire started shortly before 10:00 and the WBRZ tower cam recorded the... more »
  • Devil's breath spits fire

    May 20, 2014 11:01 AM

    Pictures resembling the devil's dungeon at earth's core are real-life scenes that played out on the surface in Southern California last week. Intense fires and powerful winds have combined to produce, rapidly spreading blazes and even so-called firenadoes. Because warm air rises, the frightening but photogenic orange spirals... more »
  • Fire damages, destroys apartments in Denham Springs Play Video

    May 20, 2014 5:18 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Firefighters said a fire damaged or destroyed a dozen units at the Boardwark Place Apartments in Denham Springs early Tuesday morning. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5 responded to an alarm from the complex just before 3:00 a.m. ... more »
  • 4 dead in Tampa mansion blaze were shot to death Play Video

    May 9, 2014 3:24 AM

    TAMPA, FL - The flames that brought down a 6,000-foot-square mansion in Tampa, Florida, have been extinguished, and the four bodies found inside have been removed. Now, with the results of autopsies pending and authorities indicating the possibility of a murder-suicide, investigators are trying to piece together information about the... more »
  • Bodies found after fire at tennis star's home

    May 8, 2014 5:30 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Sheriff's investigators say that four people found dead in a Florida home that burned down had been shot. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that autopsies were still being completed to determine how they died. Col. Donna Lusczynski said the father who lived in the home... more »
  • Jackson State baseball bus burns en route to game

    May 5, 2014 4:09 PM

    MIDFIELD, Ala. - A Jackson State University bus on its way to a baseball game caught fire Monday, destroying the bus but injuring none of the people on board according to the university. A statement from JSU said the bus was taking the baseball team to a game at... more »
  • Train catches fire in Va. derailment

    April 30, 2014 2:16 PM

    LYNCHBURG,Va.- Authorities are evacuating numerous buildings around a train derailment and fire along the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va. The derailment occurred Wednesday afternoon. No injuries have been reported. Lynchburg is a city of about 77,000 people in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains. It is... more »
  • Mall annexation may prove difficult Play Video

    April 29, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One Metro Council member is trying to create a plan to annex the Mall of Louisiana into the city, but the move could prove difficult. To accomplish the plan, land owners near the mall would have to agree to annexation to create a link to the city... more »
  • Residents reflect on loss of iconic saloon Play Video

    April 28, 2014 5:50 PM

    MONTPELIER - While fire investigators sorted through the rubble of an iconic country music saloon, residents recalled the many memories they have of the Bear Creek Saloon. The town of Montpelier is known as a rural farming community. Residents there say it's a great place to relax and enjoy... more »
  • Arrest made in apartment arson

    April 28, 2014 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man has been arrested for arson after at least 16 residents, ages two months to 53 years old, were endangered due to the fire. The fire happened Saturday morning in the 11000 block of Sherwood Hollow around 10:30 a.m., according to the Baton Rouge Fire... more »
  • 2 New Orleans firefighters injured in house fire

    April 22, 2014 8:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say two New Orleans firefighters are recovering from injuries after a house on fire collapsed and trapped them under debris. Firefighters say the house was "heavily involved" when the first unit arrived at the unoccupied, single-story structure early Tuesday morning. Officials say firefighters were inside the... more »
  • Fiery natural gas leak caused problems Monday Play Video

    April 21, 2014 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a day of dealing with issues, crews were finally able to open Stanford Avenue and two other streets near the lake Monday night. Construction crews doing work in the area hit a natural gas line, causing a leak and a fire at a nearby pump... more »
  • Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

    April 21, 2014 9:26 AM

    NEW YORK - The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." This is the first... more »
  • BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    April 19, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an overnight fire at a Baton Rouge restaurant. Fire officials say it happened at a wings restaurant on the 4600 block of Plank Road at around 12:30 a-m. Officials say an outside wall caught fire and the... more »
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    April 17, 2014 6:47 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
  • Electrical problem blamed for smoke at school

    April 16, 2014 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said an electrical problem caused smoke at Shenandoah Elementary Wednesday morning, which led to an evacuation of the school. A St. George Fire Department spokesperson said just after 9 a.m. the school reported smoke had appeared in one of their buildings. When firefighters arrived they... more »
  • BRFD investigating fire, arson suspected Play Video

    April 14, 2014 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials believe an arsonist caused a fire in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. Crews were called to the 4800 block of Bank St. around 2:00 a.m. When they arrived on scene, they found the bathroom engulfed in flames. It did not take them long to... more »
  • House burns after neighbors report snooping person nearby

    April 10, 2014 10:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Fire investigators believe an arsonist lit a vacant house on fire Thursday evening. Smoke and flames poured from the home on Hope Circle, off Lockhart Road. Viewer-video shows massive flames engulfing the structure. Now, there is a search for the person who started the inferno. ... more »
  • House destroyed by Wednesday evening inferno

    April 9, 2014 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A roaring house fire is under investigation. Firefighters were dispatched to the house on Vouvray, in the Vignes Lake neighborhood off Hoo Shoo Too and South Vignes, just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Emergency responders said when they arrived, part of the house was engulfed in flames and... more »
  • BRFD: Arsonist caused fire

    April 5, 2014 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire Investigators believe an arsonist caused a fire in Baton Rouge. Firefighters responded to the call in the 5200 block of Annette St. around 3:30 Saturday morning. The blaze ravaged most of the vacant home before it was extinguished nearly an hour later. Anyone with... more »
  • Elderly Hammond man dies in fire

    April 5, 2014 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine what sparked a fire that killed a 74-year-old Hammond man Friday night. The fire happened at 508 Phoenix Square. Nathaniel Kelly, Sr. was killed in the blaze. According to the State Fire Marshal, the fire orginated in the hallway, but... more »
  • Fire in woods slows traffic on I-12

    March 26, 2014 1:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Traffic was slow leading up to Wednesday's evening rush due to a fire in the woods, a state traffic alert reported. Traffic was described as very slow at 2 p.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Livingston exit. The smoke was causing significant issues between mile marker 24 and... more »

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