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  • Firefighters treated for heat-related issues after fire

    July 22, 2016 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several St. George firefighters were treated for heat-related issues following an apartment fire in the 2300 block of Gardere Lane Friday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department was called to a reported attic fire in an apartment building there around 1:50 p.m. When they arrived, smoke... more »
  • Lightning strike starts fire at Baton Rouge business Play Video

    July 15, 2016 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources say a lightning strike started a fire at a Baton Rouge business as storms moved through the area on Friday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the building fire, located at iRefund Tax Group in the 300 block of Roselawn Avenue. According to... more »
  • Arson destroys Civil War governor's mansion

    July 14, 2016 11:00 AM

    OPELOUSAS - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says arson destroyed an antebellum plantation house that served as the governor's mansion for nine months during the Civil War - and damaged a museum less than a mile away. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson says the Old Governor's Mansion in Opelousas... more »
  • More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

    July 6, 2016 4:03 PM

    NEW YORK - More than 500,000 hoverboards are being recalled after reports that dozens of them have burst into flames. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that it has received 99 reports that the battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters caught on fire or exploded, causing burns or... more »
  • New emergency response boat comes to Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 2, 2016 11:39 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The latest weapons to fight fires on the waters in Livingston Parish Fire District 2 was built to take a beating. The new aluminum fire fighting boat can pump water by the tons and is fully equipped to save lives. "It's a strong hull. I knew... more »
  • Central Fire Department addresses recent injuries in rivers Play Video

    July 1, 2016 11:23 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Fire Department is warning residents to practice safety around rivers, after two separate diving injuries during the week. Since the beginning of the year, there have been five reported injuries involving people jumping or diving into the Amite and Comite Rivers. One of those resulted in... more »
  • Settlement ends trial in deadly 2012 oil platform fire

    June 27, 2016 5:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A complex trial combining 10 lawsuits arising from a deadly explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform in November 2012 has ended with the announcement of a settlement. The accident off the Louisiana coast killed three workers and injured several others on a platform owned by... more »
  • Fire destroys home on Castlewood Drive

    June 25, 2016 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire at a home on Castlewood Drive in Baton Rouge late Friday night. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the incident happened around 11:52 p.m. Friday night in the 800 block of Castlewood Drive. Two people were... more »
  • Electrical short causes fire on Summit Ridge

    June 25, 2016 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators say an electrical short in a meter pan caused a fire at a vacant home in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the incident happened around 4:24 p.m. in the 300 block of Summit Ridge. Firefighters arrived at the scene... more »
  • Pan of grease causes Prescott Rd. fire

    June 23, 2016 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a pan of grease left on a stove started a fire on Prescott Road in Baton Rouge Thursday. The Baton Rouge Fire Department says the fire happened at 6124 Prescott Rd. around 3:46 p.m. Thursday. At the scene, firefighters found smoke coming from the... more »
  • Firefighters: arson caused house fire in Scotlandville

    June 22, 2016 11:38 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Firefighters believed arson was the cause of the fire in Scotlandville on Wednesday night. The fire broke out after 9 p.m. at the home that is across the street from Ryan Elementary School. Fire crew had the fire under control shortly after 9:30 p.m. No one... more »
  • BRFD: Cause of fire that burned down restaurant yet to be determined

    June 20, 2016 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have yet to determine the cause behind a fire that burned through an abandoned Baton Rouge restaurant near Cortana Mall over the weekend. Firefighters worked for hours to put out the two alarm blaze that started Saturday night at the old Cozumel Mexican Bar and... more »
  • LSU Student Health Center partially reopens after fire, fully reopens Wednesday

    June 14, 2016 10:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials at LSU say the Student Health Center that was damaged by fire last Thursday will partially reopen on Tuesday. The Mental Health and Wellness portion of the health center will be fully open and operational, but the Medical Clinic will remain unable to see patients.... more »
  • LSU Student Health Center will not open Monday

    June 12, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU officials announced Sunday that the university’s Student Health Center will remain closed Monday. Officials say restoration and cleanup efforts are still underway after a fire Thursday night caused $1.7 million in damages. “We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time,” D’Ann Morris, executive director of... more »
  • Firefighters say arson caused Topeka Street fire

    June 11, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Fire investigators believe arson is the cause of a vacant house fire in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a fire at 1:51 p.m. at 3535 Topeka Street. Spokesperson Curt Monte said firefighters were able to get the fire under control... more »
  • Motorcycle engine malfunction causes fire at business on Airline Highway

    June 11, 2016 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department says an electrical malfunction in a motorcycle engine caused a fire at a business on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge Friday night. Crews were called to Audio & Security Systems in the 9500 block of Airline Highway at... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: inside look of LSU fire Play Video

    June 10, 2016 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Clean-up crews will work through the weekend at the LSU Student Health Center. A fire ruined the front half of the building Thursday night. The blaze started in an office and spread to the main lobby where a large clock on the wall was melted. The clock... more »
  • Dearman's unveils plans to return to Bocage Shopping Center

    June 7, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dearman’s and Bocage Shopping Center have announced that one of the Capital City’s staple eateries will return to its original home by as soon as September. Dearman’s Soda Shop has served up burgers and shakes to the Baton Rouge community for more than 58 years. A... more »
  • Firefighters investigating conveyor belt fire at Burnside facility

    June 2, 2016 6:19 PM

    BURNSIDE – Officials say a conveyor belt fire damaged property and caused traffic issues near a facility at a facility near Burnside Thursday afternoon. Emergency officials said the fire happened before 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Investigators are not sure what caused a conveyor belt inside the Impala terminal at the... more »
  • Families displaced in Hawthorne Heights apartment complex fire

    June 1, 2016 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire at a Baton Rouge apartment complex early Wednesday morning. Baton Rouge firefighters were called to the scene at the Hawthorne Heights apartment complex just after 4:30 a.m. The apartments are located in the 2100 block... more »
  • Central fire looking for information after corrosive material is dumped illegally

    June 1, 2016 12:21 AM

    CENTRAL - The Central Fire Department is seeking information after an unknown, corrosive substance was dumped Tuesday evening. BR Hazmat was also called to the scene near the intersection of Wax Road at Banway Drive after someone illegally dumped two 55-gallon-drums which were leaking a fluid after they were... more »
  • Boutte restaurant destroyed after on fire for hours

    May 31, 2016 11:43 AM

    BOUTTE – The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a fire that destroyed a restaurant in Boutte, LA. Crews from four fire departments were on the scene late Monday night trying to tame the fire, according to Captain Pat Yoes of the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office. The restaurant was... more »
  • Shed caught fire on Perimeter Drive after struck by lightning

    May 30, 2016 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Central Fire Department responded to a fire in the 6900 block of Perimeter Drive on Monday. The fire occurred around 2 p.m. when CFD Engines were dispatched to the location to find a shed heavily engulfed in flames. According to CFD, the shed was struck... more »
  • 1 injured during possible fire in Plaquemine

    May 23, 2016 11:16 AM

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

    May 20, 2016 12:55 PM

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

    May 19, 2016 12:50 PM

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

    May 14, 2016 3:03 PM

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

    May 13, 2016 7:16 PM

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

    May 10, 2016 3:55 PM

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

    May 5, 2016 1:22 PM

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

    April 29, 2016 8:58 PM

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

    April 27, 2016 8:47 PM

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

    April 27, 2016 5:40 PM

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

    April 20, 2016 8:34 AM

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

    April 19, 2016 7:45 PM

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

    April 17, 2016 8:49 PM

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

    April 15, 2016 1:59 PM

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

    April 12, 2016 1:04 PM

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

    April 12, 2016 10:58 AM

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

    April 10, 2016 4:41 PM

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

    April 8, 2016 1:16 PM

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

    April 6, 2016 10:32 PM

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

    April 5, 2016 12:00 AM

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

    April 4, 2016 5:56 PM

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

    April 4, 2016 8:21 AM

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

    April 4, 2016 6:44 AM

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

    March 30, 2016 4:47 PM

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

    March 29, 2016 11:50 PM

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

    March 29, 2016 7:54 AM

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

    March 28, 2016 5:29 AM

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

    March 24, 2016 12:39 PM

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

    March 23, 2016 6:08 PM

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

    March 18, 2016 10:22 PM

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

    March 15, 2016 10:23 AM

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

    March 8, 2016 5:44 PM

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

    March 8, 2016 12:39 AM

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

    March 8, 2016 12:05 AM

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

    March 6, 2016 6:36 PM

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

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