March 3, 2015 12:13 PM
OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... more »
March 3, 2015 11:49 AM
GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday.
Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... more »
February 28, 2015 11:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where five people lived.
It happened Saturday morning around 2 a.m. in the in the 1000 block of Columbus Dunn.
Fire officials say a faulty breaker box in the laundry room started... more »
February 23, 2015 9:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are investigating at least two fires at vacant house fires in Baton Rouge Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to an abandoned home in Old South Baton Rouge after a massive blaze gutted the structure Monday evening.
The fire was at the intersection... more »
February 22, 2015 6:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fire broke out at a house in Baton Rouge Sunday night.
Baton Rouge firefighters responded to the blaze around 6:20 p.m. on 2280 Gore Rd.
Fire officials are still investigating what happened. more »
February 22, 2015 3:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - A house was halfway engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived at a residence in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning.
The fire happened around 6:20 a.m. at a house on 7625 Glen Oaks Dr.
According to District 6 firefighters, no one was in the house... more »
February 19, 2015 3:10 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A church that survived a massive fire in Denham Springs earlier this month gave back to first responders Thursday.
The fire destroyed a medical equipment store and the neighboring beauty salon. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours to keep it from spreading to New Covenant Church.... more »
February 19, 2015 5:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation remains ongoing, but firefighters in Baton Rouge said a house fire in the 3000 block of North Street was unintentional and foul play is not suspected at this time.
Firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze at a home at the intersection of North... more »
February 18, 2015 11:53 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Fire investigators said they've officially ruled a massive inferno at a medical supply business accidental.
On February 3, the Magnolia Respiratory & Medical Equipment burned to the ground. The building, at 239 Florida Avenue Southeast, ignited into a bright glow as huge, orange flames poured into... more »
February 18, 2015 12:12 PM
TORRANCE, Calif. - Southern California authorities say an explosion has occurred at an Exxon Mobil refinery in the city of Torrance, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product. Torrance police Sgt. Paul Kranke says are roads are closed after the Wednesday morning incident and ash is... more »
February 18, 2015 12:08 PM
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. - A fire triggered by the derailment of a train carrying crude oil is smoldering for a third day in southern West Virginia. State public safety division spokesman Larry Messina said Wednesday that the fire was 85 percent contained. The train carrying 3 million gallons of North... more »
February 17, 2015 2:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - A child playing too close to a space heater with some paper is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge.
It happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of Lobelia.
The paper caught on fire, causing it to spread through the... more »
February 11, 2015 7:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person escaped a burning home, another was arrested for starting one the third fire to burn homes Wednesday night was blamed on inattentive parents.
The fires ignited near-simultaneously around 7 p.m. Two houses caught on fire on St. Katherine and one burned on N. Marque... more »
February 9, 2015 9:05 PM
CENTRAL - A family is turning to the Internet to help rebuild their barn that burned to the ground Saturday with dozens of animals inside.
The fire at South Shamrock Stables on Blackwater Road killed 15 rabbits, 25 baby chicks and three goats.
Tom and Casey Maloy moved... more »
February 6, 2015 10:16 PM
ZACHARY - Friday, an 8th grader at Northeast High left school early after her hair was singed when another student flicked a lighter behind her head.
The girl, who WBRZ has decided not to identify, had her hair set on fire.
Her parents, who spoke to WBRZ on... more »
February 6, 2015 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a house fire reported in Baton Rouge has taken the life of at least one person.
Investigators said they're looking into the cause of the fire at a home on Park Drive, off of Florida Boulevard.
The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m.... more »
February 4, 2015 4:42 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The State Fire Marshall's Office spent Wednesday searching for the cause of a massive fire that destroyed two businesses in Denham Springs Tuesday.
For more than eight hours smoke billowed from Magnolia Respiratory and Medical Equipment and a neighboring beauty salon. After battling the blaze for... more »
February 4, 2015 12:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a dog out of a smoke-filled apartment early Wednesday morning in Baton Rouge.
Investigators said the fire happened at a set of apartments located at 1741 Brightside Lane just before 9 a.m. due to an electrical malfunction in a wall outlet. When they arrived... more »
February 3, 2015 12:08 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Fire investigators will return to the burned rubble of a medical supplier Wednesday morning to continue to isolate a cause of a blaze that sent plumes of smoke into the sky above Livingston Parish and closed US 190 through downtown Tuesday.
The huge bright, orange flames... more »
February 2, 2015 10:30 PM
MARINGOUIN - Monday, the new mayor broke her silence about her decision to replace the town's fire chief; a decision that has brought controversy to the streets of this usually quiet Iberville Parish community.
"At the end of the day, he's out," Mayor Demi Vorise said. "It's my decision;... more »
January 31, 2015 2:05 PM
MARKSVILLE - Four people have died following a mobile home fire in Avoyelles Parish. The state Fire Marshal's office says that four people died in the fire late Thursday including 32-year-old Stanley Charrier; his mother, 62-year-old Catherine Charrier; his 9-year-old son Carlin Charrier and his 12-year-old stepdaughter Emily Graham Monique... more »
January 30, 2015 5:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged 9 units in a Florida Blvd. apartment building complex on Friday.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire at the apartment in the 10000 block of... more »
January 30, 2015 6:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - The open floor plans, synthetic materials and plush furniture in modern homes can turn a house fire into a raging inferno faster than ever.
The fast-moving flames deplete the oxygen-supply, replacing it with a deadly black smoke and poisonous gases that can kill you in minutes.... more »
January 28, 2015 6:09 PM
BATON ROUGE - After voting down a similar millage proposal at their previous meeting, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved two millage requests to fund the St. George Fire Protection District.
St. George initially asked for a 3.25 millage tax for 20 years, which the Metro Council denied.... more »
January 28, 2015 12:39 PM
CALHOUN - The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a mobile home fire that claimed two lives in the Ouachita Parish community of Calhoun. Officials say that the bodies of two adult occupants of the home were found in the charred debris early Wednesday morning. The Fire Marshal's... more »
January 26, 2015 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Saturday after his father said the man set his house on fire while he was inside.
Investigators accused 49-year-old Elton Barrow of aggravated arson.
Firefighters said they were called out to the burning home on Avenue G just after... more »
January 25, 2015 8:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where a family of four lived.
It happened Sunday evening around 5 in the in the 5000 block of Frey St. just north of an apartment fire that started two minutes earlier.
Fire... more »
January 25, 2015 7:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge firefighters put out flames at an apartment complex Sunday evening.
The fire broke out at the Kingston Point Apartments on 1919 Blvd. De province around 5p.m.
Firefighters arrived to the seen and quickly extingished the flames where they believed started due to unattended... more »
January 23, 2015 10:45 AM
HOUMA - A man whose two young children died in a March 15 house fire in Houma has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Courier reports 22-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. pleaded guilty this week to two counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of 2-year-old Romell Welsh Jr.... more »
January 19, 2015 10:38 AM
SLIDELL - A St. Tammany Parish fire chief says firefighters saved six dogs, five cats and five birds from being hurt by smoke from a fire next door. Chief Chris Kaufmann of Fire District No. 1 says the animals were being boarded at Bow Wow Dog Grooming when a grocery... more »
January 18, 2015 12:53 PM
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - Three volunteer firefighters in Hancock County have been arrested on allegations of arson. Hancock County Sheriff's say that on Friday that 27-year-old Marie Gill, of Gulfport, faces two counts of arson and one count each of conspiracy to commit arson and tampering with evidence. Twenty-nine-year-old... more »
January 14, 2015 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - When temperatures drop each winter, the number of house fires rises as people try to stay warm. That's already happened several times this year. When it does, the American Red Cross is there to assist families in need. Nancy Malone joined us on 2une In Wednesday morning... more »
January 12, 2015 1:19 PM
PORT ALLEN - The first parish-wide fire chief for West Baton Rouge Parish resigned less than a year after landing the position.
The parish president's office said Chief Charles Stephens resigned at the Board of Commissioners meeting Jan. 8. Stephens isn't leaving the department, but said he thinks he... more »
January 9, 2015 10:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a faulty heating unit was to blame for a reported fire at an apartment complex on the LSU campus Friday morning.
The fire happened at the Edward Gay Apartments off Roosevelt Drive, north of the campus. Smoke was seen pouring out of one of... more »
January 8, 2015 8:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - If you're looking for a career where you can save lives, property and make a difference, the Baton Rouge Fire Department is looking for you. Fire Chief Ed Smith and Curt Monte joined us on 2une In this morning with an invitation to their recruitment day.
... more »
January 7, 2015 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Firefighters believe children playing with a lighter likely caused an apartment fire Wednesday evening.
Units from the St. George and Baton Rouge city fire departments responded to the blaze off Gardere, on Rush Avenue. The first crews on the scene reported seeing fire and smoke coming from... more »
January 7, 2015 5:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters identified a Baton Rouge man who died in a house fire overnight.
Investigators said 58-year-old Vernon Mack died from smoke inhalation when his home in the 5200 block of Stearns caught fire just before midnight.
FIrefighters said they believe Mack fell asleep and left... more »
January 6, 2015 5:35 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a fire that left several people homeless in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning.
The blaze broke out just before 5 a.m. at the Blackstone Manor apartment complex in the 4100 block of West Brookstown near Prescott.
Nearly two dozen people are... more »
January 2, 2015 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters battled two house fires overnight in Baton Rouge and said one of them was intentionally set.
Around 9:15 p.m. Thursday firefighters were called to a fire at 2777 78th Avenue. When they arrived firefighters said flames were coming out of the roof of the home.... more »
December 31, 2014 2:11 PM
BATON ROUGE- A fire on New Year's Eve has forced one Baton Rouge family out of their home.
It happened around 12:15 p.m. in the 9500 block of Tampa Drive.
Firefighters say the blaze started in the kitchen. They say three kids were home, and the oldest was... more »
December 30, 2014 3:49 PM
MARRERO - The state Fire Marshal's office says an 80-year-old man died trying to put out a fire at his house. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says a used extinguisher was near the body of Edward Wicker. He says Wicker's wife told investigators she smelled smoke, opened the laundry room and... more »
December 30, 2014 5:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators released the name of the person killed by a house fire in Baton Rouge overnight.
A Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson said Tommy Lee Bates was found dead in the house at 835 Myrtle Street after firefighters were able to get into the burning building.... more »
December 29, 2014 10:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a family of four made it safely out of an apartment which caught fire early Monday morning in Baton Rouge.
Mark Miles with BRFD said the unit at Crillion Apartments on North Foster Drive caught fire around 6:45 a.m. Investigators said it started in... more »
December 29, 2014 8:02 AM
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets have fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. With the Jets (4-12) failing to make the postseason for the fourth straight season, owner Woody Johnson opted to clean house Monday... more »
December 29, 2014 2:00 AM
ATHENS, Greece - A cargo ship with 49 survivors of a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea has arrived in the Italian port of Bari, the first big group of victims to reach land. The Spirit of Piraeus docked just after 0630 GMT. Passengers and crew watched... more »
December 24, 2014 10:30 PM
GRAMERCY - A centuries old bonfire tradition lighting the way for Papa Noel along the Mississippi River is getting more explosive than ever.
"I don't think we wold do this in California at all," first time spectator Ashley Kim said.
About a hundred bonfires along several miles of... more »
December 22, 2014 8:41 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening.
Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the... more »
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 »