December 19, 2014 6:11 PM
LUTCHER - The levees in St. James Parish are lined with bonfires that stick out for miles, all waiting to light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve.
Some bonfire experts spend the entire holiday season constructing works of art for the tradition.
"It's about having a... more »
December 19, 2014 4:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - School officials said they're looking into who started a fire in a paper towel dispenser at Glen Oaks High School Friday.
Keith Bromery with East Baton Rouge Schools said the fire was intentionally set in the boy's bathroom around 3 p.m. Friday. He said school had... more »
December 19, 2014 6:12 AM
NEW ROADS - Investigators said intense flames prevented firefighters from saving a man who died in an apartment fire in New Roads Friday morning.
The State Fire Marshal's Office said 62-year-old Leonard V. Dimichele died due to smoke inhalation and thermal injury in the fire.
Deputy Chief Fire... more »
December 16, 2014 10:37 PM
BATON ROUGE- A faulty chimney was blamed for an apartment fire late Tuesday night.
Firefighters said flames were coming out of the roof of the building in the 11600 block of Sherwood Valley Court when they arrived on the scene shortly before 8 p.m. The fire was under control... more »
December 14, 2014 6:20 PM
BAKER - The city council will vote to introduce an ordinance to raise water rates at Tuesday's meeting.
Councilwoman Joyce Burgess said she's dedicated to "moving the city forward," and wants to do what's best for residents.
If a decision isn't made soon, the city's fire department rating... more »
December 13, 2014 4:41 PM
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a woman set on fire in Mississippi and left to die by the side of the road. The Rev. Eric Greggs noted that Jessica Chambers's, 19, classmates wishes at the packed service on Saturday included "Fly high," a reference to... more »
December 6, 2014 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge fire officials say a man was killed in a house fire Saturday morning.
The single family house on Braddock Street near Howard Street caught fire at around 6 a.m.
Officials say a man between 30 and 35 years old was found passed out... more »
December 4, 2014 4:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials warned drivers to be aware of a vehicle fire during the evening rush on I-12 West.
The Department of Transportation and Development said a truck was on fire on the shoulder of I-12 at Sherwood Forest Boulevard.
The right lane was blocked due... more »
December 1, 2014 4:17 PM
HOLDEN - A fire protection district could shut down in Livingston Parish if voters strike down a tax renewal in Holden.
Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 10 Chief Warren Stewart says the district would miss out on $172,000 each year if the tax renewal fails to pass. That's money... more »
November 26, 2014 5:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - With tomorrow being the time to break out the deep fryer and toss in the family bird, Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning offered some advice during our 4 p.m. broadcast concerning safe preparation techniques for Thanksgiving dinner.
Despite turkey frying's well established position as a South... more »
November 25, 2014 2:10 AM
FERGUSON, MO - Fire and looting have overtaken several businesses after Ferguson protests turned violent. Multiple fires burned early Tuesday at local businesses, including at storage facility, auto parts stores and a beauty supply shop. An AP photographer saw firefighters arrive at one scene only to be turned back by... more »
November 24, 2014 6:30 PM
BAKER - Firefighters are still checking for hot spots 24 hours after a warehouse was engulfed in flames over the weekend.
The fire happened at a family-owned business called the Tire Shop in Baker. It destroyed the warehouse next to the business' commercial tire office and burned thousands of... more »
November 20, 2014 10:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- Thirty new firefighters will hit the streets after graduating from the fire training academy Friday morning.
The recruits graduate with national certifications in fire fighting, emergency medicine, hazmat operation, rescue and others the department said in its announcement about Friday's event. The graduation is at Zoar Baptist... more »
November 19, 2014 3:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge.
It happened Wednesday morning around 10 in the 3600 block of Clayton Sr.
Flames were coming from the side and rear of the house when firefighters arrived.
The home received fire and... more »
November 19, 2014 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators traced the cause of a fire that broke out at a house in the 3000 block of Chippewa Street on Wednesday morning was caused by a pot, left on the stove unattended.
Baton Rouge firefighters responded to the fire shortly before 5:30 a.m. to find... more »
November 18, 2014 5:27 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in New Orleans Monday night.
The blaze broke out just after 10 p.m. In the 2000 block of Danneel St.
Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire at the Central City home. No word on... more »
November 17, 2014 12:09 PM
FALMOUTH, ME - Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire. Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft. Police allege Valle forced his way into... more »
November 17, 2014 9:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators determined that an overloaded power cord caused a fire that burned down a two-story house on Plank Road on Monday morning.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department dispatched a total of seven units to the scene of the fire in the 2000 block of Plank shortly... more »
November 13, 2014 11:09 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators said a fire this morning at a vacant house in Baton Rouge was intentionally set.
The fire happened around 4:20 a.m. at a vacant home at 491 Tusacloosa Avenue. Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed when they arrived.
The fire was so intense... more »
November 13, 2014 8:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities are looking for an arsonist after someone torched a vacant home in Baton Rouge early Thursday morning.
Firefighters were called to the blaze in the 400-block of Tuscaloosa St. just before 4:30 a.m. The entire building was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.... more »
November 12, 2014 6:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Our first freeze is coming before the weekend and it has people cranking up the heat. But warning your home, can come with dangers. One of the biggest mistakes people make is waiting until last minute to prepare for freezing temperatures.
Baton Rouge Fire Department suggests... more »
November 12, 2014 5:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
November 11, 2014 11:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters accused a White Castle woman of setting her boyfriend's sports car on fire after a fight this week.
Erin Marie Robinson, 20, was charged with simple arson after the incident Monday night.
Investigators said Robinson was seen on video walking away from her boyfriend's... more »
November 11, 2014 6:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters say a grandmother, three grandchildren and the children's mother died in a two-story house fire. Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said the fire was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. McConnell says first responders found the house engulfed in flames. He said the children's father, Derrick... more »
November 9, 2014 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - The family of a 2-year-old killed in a house fire is asking for help covering their expenses.
Marques Veals, 2, was found dead in the burned home on the 5300 block of Paige street. Family members say it was an electrical fire.Fire officials say the fire... more »
November 9, 2014 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating an arson that happened Sunday morning.
Fire officials say it happened at around 9 a.m. at a vacant house on the Alice Street near Highland road and Louise street.
Officials say they arrived to find the front of the house... more »
November 3, 2014 6:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are asking everyone to check their heaters and fire places before using them this season. It comes after a fire in Baton Rouge left a family of six homeless over the weekend.
The St. George Fire Department responded to the fire in University Club... more »
November 2, 2014 9:35 PM
ST. GEORGE - A family of six is without their home tonight because of a major house fire that happened early Saturday evening.
The fire happened in the University Club Plantation subdivision around 7:30 p.m.
The family managed to escape the burning home without any injuries.
But... more »
October 31, 2014 2:08 PM
Pineville, LA - State Fire Marshal investigators have arrested and charged a 16 year-old student at J.S. Slocum Learning Center in Pineville with one count of Aggravated Arson.
Authorities say the teen set a fire intentionally in the school gym last week.
Firefighters found the stage curtains in... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »