December 11, 2013 5:41 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Elton "Nitro" Knight lost everything early Sunday morning when a fire consumed his home, leaving him and his ten family members with nothing as the holidays approach.
It's why Denham Springs High, where Knight is a Junior, decided to chip in to help, allowing students to... more »
December 11, 2013 5:12 PM
PORT ALLEN - A fire at a motel is under investigation in Port Allen after it went up in flames overnight.
The fire happened around 2 a.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites on Lobdell Drive. It took multiple fire agencies including Baton Rouge Fire to put it out.... more »
December 11, 2013 7:04 AM
PORT ALLEN- Crews are on the scene of a fire at a Port Allen hotel that forced guests out into the cold.
Alarms went off at just after 2 am this morning at the Quality Inn and Suites off of North Lobdell. Few details are known at this time,... more »
December 9, 2013 6:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - A family of nine is holding strong after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend.
Shanita Johnson, her husband and seven kids made it out of their Blake Street home as it burned early Sunday morning.
"We got out the house, and that was... more »
December 2, 2013 10:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- A person was pulled from a burning apartment when flames erupted from a stove Monday night.
The fire began around 7:30 and was caused by "unattended cooking" a fire department spokesperson said in a news release. The fire happened at a complex in the 5200 block of... more »
November 29, 2013 3:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - Area fire departments were busy fighting fires on Thanksgiving.
There were at least 5 fires in the metro area on Thanksgiving day. Two of those fires left two families homeless.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of... more »
November 28, 2013 11:48 AM
ZACHARY - Firefighters pulled a man from his burning home early this morning in Zachary.
The 58-year-old man was found on the floor of his home in the Sweet Briar Mobile Home Park on Samuels Road.
He was taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. The... more »
November 26, 2013 10:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - The small dog that was burned by a nine-year-old has finally found a home.
After multiple calls to adopt the terrier named Zoey, a local animal shelter chose a family to adopt her. Zoey is still in recovery, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said... more »
November 22, 2013 11:27 AM
ARABI - A plantation in St. Bernard Parish has been destroyed by an early morning fire.
The LeBeau Plantation in is an Old Arabi landmark built in the 1850's and was one of the largest plantaions south of New Orleans. Firefighters were called to the plantation around 2 a.m.... more »
November 18, 2013 9:01 AM
WINNSBORO- Sharmeka Moffitt, who set herself on fire and afterward claimed she was attacked by three men in white hoodies more than a year ago, pleaded guilty to one count of false swearing and one count of terrorizing in Winnsboro. Moffitt's attorney, Rob Kordish of Rayville, contacted District Attorney Mack... more »
November 15, 2013 10:23 PM
WINNSBORO- A woman who lied about being set on fire by the KKK pleaded guilty to charges in North Louisiana.
Sharmeka Moffitt was sentenced to prison, but it was suspended and she is on probation. Moffitt will have to pay fine, KNOE TV reported Friday .
In October... more »
November 15, 2013 5:26 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - The Butler family lost everything in a fire, but their community is stepping up to help just in time for Thanksgiving.
The Butler family lost their home to a fire earlier this week. Everyone in the home escaped with minor burns. They weren't able to save... more »
November 15, 2013 3:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - The small terrier dog that was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire by a 9-year-old is now out of intensive care.
Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, is making great progress overall.
"Her... more »
November 3, 2013 9:42 PM
ST. AMANT- A man checking to see if propane was leaking from a mobile home caused a large explosion in St. Amant Sunday evening, according to Fire Chief James LeBlanc.
LeBlanc said the man was using a flame which caused the explosion around 5pm in the 10,527 block of... more »
November 1, 2013 4:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Donations to an animal shelter poured in after a News 2 report on a dog that was set on fire.
The dog, named Zoey, continues to recover from second-degree burns to all four paws and her stomach after authorities said a 9-year-old set the bedding inside... more »
October 31, 2013 4:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - A small terrier dog named Zoey is recovering after it was set on fire by a 9-year-old boy, according to East Baton Rouge Animal Control.
Animal Control says the dog was in its kennel when the boy set the dog's bedding on fire. After hearing the... more »
October 24, 2013 2:14 PM
Baton Rouge- A space heater is being blamed for a house fire in Baton Rouge.
It happened around noon Thursday in the 2500 block of Madison.
Fire investigators say the heater was placed too close to furniture in the living room.
The house was engulfed in flames... more »
October 23, 2013 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Arson is suspected in a vacant house fire in Baton Rouge on Wednesday.
Firefighters said the home in the 5200 block of Peerless was engulfed with flames when they arrived.
It is considered a total loss. No one was hurt.
Anyone with information about... more »
October 20, 2013 2:27 PM
PORT ALLEN- Firefighters from five different agencies worked for nearly five hours to extinguish a massive two alarm fire at Krawdaddys on LA-415 this afternoon.
The fire broke out just after noon at 1680 Lobdell Highway. Fire investigators said the fire started in the kitchen and quickly got out... more »
October 5, 2013 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON D.C. - A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries. Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted. He says the man was so... more »
October 5, 2013 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a homeless man who they say set fire to a pallet of cardboard boxes at a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/192BEsi) 46-year-old Michael Lee Hamner was booked at the parish prison on counts of simple arson and disturbing the... more »
October 3, 2013 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two dogs died in a house fire at 17819 Christopher's Crossing in Baton Rouge this morning.
No people were home and one other dog was taken to a veterinarian for care.
Firefighers say the fire appears to have begun in the kitchen area, but the... more »
October 3, 2013 9:29 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS - An 18-wheeler caught fire this morning during an accident on Walker South Rd. in Livingston Parish.
It happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, just south of Joe May Rd.
The truck was engulfed in flames, but the cab, which carries gasoline, appeared to be empty.
... more »
September 29, 2013 7:35 PM
ZACHARY - Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire at a mobile home in Zachary.
It took firefighters nearly an hour to extinguish the blaze on West Port Hudson Plains Road Sunday afternoon.
The mobile home was destroyed. more »
September 27, 2013 5:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- An early morning apartment fire in Baton Rouge left six people homeless today.
It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North 39th Street. Firefighters found an upstairs unit engulfed in flames. The other three units suffered smoke and water damage.
The American Red... more »
September 26, 2013 9:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fire and police investigators are trying to find the owner of a burned pick-up truck, found torched in a park Thursday night.
The vehicle was burning in a patch of bushes when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 8 p.m. The truck was on fire in... more »
September 26, 2013 5:24 PM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators are looking into a fire in downtown Baton Rouge which caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage overnight.
The fire happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in a storage facility attached to Bates and Thigpens on Third Street, and took two hours to get fully under... more »
September 26, 2013 8:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into a fire in downtown Baton Rouge which caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage overnight.
The fire happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in a storage facility attached to a store on Third Street, and took two hours to get fully under... more »
September 25, 2013 9:01 PM
SLAUGHTER - The Department of Environmental Quality has given a chemical plant 30 days to cleanup after an explosion last November.
Monolyte Labs exploded and caught fire late last year. Since then, the company has been collecting and storing hazardous materials inside a number of large tanks that remain... more »
September 18, 2013 7:45 PM
NEW ROADS- Authorities said one person has been arrested, accused of setting two houses on fire over the last few days.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said more arrests are expected.
In the last two days, seven homes have burned. Six may be connected to an arsonist investigators... more »
September 18, 2013 7:54 AM
NEW ROADS - Investigators used dogs and other methods to check the scenes of several house fires in New Roads this morning which are suspected to be part of a string of arsons.
Fire investigators said seven homes in and around New Roads burned in the last two days.... more »
September 18, 2013 6:53 AM
Central- A crash at the intersection of Blackwater and Comite Drive late Tuesday night is to blame for a church in Central to catch fire.
Central Fire Department officials say a truck went off the road, through a fenced playground and hit the church, causing both the truck and... more »
September 16, 2013 10:27 AM
SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport firefighter suffered minor injuries as the fire department battled a morning blaze. Firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant house in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood, about 5 a.m. Monday. They found heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. That blaze spread to a home next... more »
September 13, 2013 9:17 AM
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - About 100 firefighters are on the boardwalk in two Jersey shore towns trying to control hot spots after a boardwalk rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy was reduced to smoldering remains by a fire.
Officials say 300 to 400 firefighters were there Thursday when the fire raged... more »
September 12, 2013 9:30 PM
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - Firefighters appear to be getting the upper hand on a raging fire that destroyed much of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk after a last-ditch effort to slow its spread by ripping up boards that had not yet burned. Authorities had not declared the fire under control... more »
September 12, 2013 6:05 PM
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - An official from the Jersey shore town where a raging boardwalk fire has been burning out of control says the blaze has taken out virtually all of the town's boardwalk businesses. Seaside Park Councilwoman Nancy Koury tells The Associated Press the Thursday fire took out about... more »
September 9, 2013 10:58 PM
DONALDSONVILLE- A fire station on the west side of the Mississippi River in Ascension Parish was renamed Monday night, honoring the legacy of a volunteer fireman who died in a plant explosion earlier this year.
The McCall Palo-Alto station will now be known as the Ronald "Rocky" Morris Fire... more »
September 9, 2013 5:27 PM
GONZALES- The EMS service provided by the Gonzales Fire Department wants to out source its medical billing to save time and bring in more money.
The service has been in place for seven years and doesn't charge Gonzales residents for ambulance care by recouping costs from insurance companies instead.... more »
September 7, 2013 6:19 PM
HOUSTON, Miss. - One teenager died and two were injured early Saturday in a camper fire in Chickasaw County. Coroner Andy Harmon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a 16-year-old boy died. Those injured are 16 and 14. Harmon did not immediately release their names. He says they were... more »
September 4, 2013 5:37 PM
GONZALES - The chief of Gonzales' police department recently called out members of the city council who he said were standing in the way of progress.
"I don't know if they're being rebellious, I'm not sure of what direction they want to head, but I can tell you, we're... more »
September 3, 2013 8:58 AM
ATLANTA - Authorities say two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a fire Tuesday that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward says the blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke.
She said... more »
September 2, 2013 12:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they found a man's body inside a mobile home which burned overnight in Baton Rouge.
Robert Combs with BRFD said investigators were leaving a suspected meth lab fire when they spotted the burning mobile home on North 22nd Street.
He said firefighters found... more »
September 2, 2013 7:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested two people and a third was sent to the hospital with severe burns after a suspected meth lab fire overnight, according to Baton Rouge firefighters.
Robert Combs with BRFD said one person received severe burns to much of their body in the apartment fire... more »
August 31, 2013 4:40 PM
ELMIRA - People in an upstate New York neighborhood say the four victims of a home fire were children. Friday night's fire swept through a two-story home on a tidy block in the riverside city of Elmira, near the Pennsylvania border. Fire officials say the building was engulfed in flames... more »
August 28, 2013 6:38 PM
LAKE CHARLES - State Police said a truck carrying drums of oil caught fire this afternoon on I-10 East near the Texas state line.
Troopers said no one was hurt in the wreck or fire, which happened around 4 p.m between the exits to LA 108 and LA 1256... more »
August 28, 2013 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday night after they said one of them was injured in a meth fire.
Deputies arrested Amanda Henderson, 26, and Mark Degruiter, 27, after the fire around 10 p.m. at 7940 Jefferson Highway.
Investigators said... more »
August 26, 2013 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - A hearing is underway this morning in the trial of Dustin Musso, who's accused of murdering his grandfather, setting the man's home on fire and stealing his car.
Prosecutors are presenting evidence Musso threatened his grandfather prior to the crime.
Investigators said the younger Musso... more »
August 25, 2013 11:04 AM
GROVELAND - A wildfire burning on the northern border of Yosemite National Park grew more than 7 square miles overnight as firefighters have gained little ground in slowing it. On Sunday morning the 207-square-mile inferno was just 7 percent contained. Fire officials say crews are focused east of the North... more »
August 22, 2013 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire department investigators arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he confessed to setting fire to a house while his old flame was inside.
The arson division accused Eric Dickerson, 28, of aggravated arson, terrorizing, and violation of a protective order. Baton Rouge Fire said... more »
August 20, 2013 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - A house caught on fire after lightning struck during an afternoon storm in Baton Rouge Tuesday.
The St. George Fire Department responded to the fire on Memorial Tower Dr. in University Club just after 6 p.m.
Homeowner Seshchand Atluri says he thought it was a... more »
August 20, 2013 2:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The young girl who raised thousands of dollars to help a local animal shelter says she won't stop, even though a fire destroyed her Denham Springs home overnight.
"If you quit, you're always gonna wanna quit, but if you keep trying, you're always gonna wanna try,... more »
August 19, 2013 10:20 PM
PORT ALLEN - Insurance for a new city fire rescue truck has officially been paid.
Port Allen's insurance provider confirms it received a check for $2,383 Monday. The bill has been paid in full.
The truck has been stored at Station 1 since it was delivered last week.... more »
August 9, 2013 10:55 PM
BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a woman, accused of burning her car and claiming it was stolen.
Investigators said Victoria Anderson could not afford a repair bill, so she reported the car as being stolen and it was found burned. Deputies said she burned it.
Anderson's mechanic said the... more »
August 8, 2013 2:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge.
It happened around 6 a.m. in the 7000 block of Calumet.
The fire started in one of the home's bedrooms, and extended into the attic. Investigators said they're still looking into... more »
August 7, 2013 1:24 PM
HAMMOND- School leaders in Tangipahoa Parish are trying to figure out how to handle the start of school at Hammond Eastside Elementary School after a fire there Wednesday morning.
Witnesses shared a picture of the inferno with news partner ActionNews17.com . It showed a glowing fire inside the school... more »
August 1, 2013 8:16 PM
BOSSIER CITY- As many as two-dozen racehorses died in a barn fire near north Louisiana's Louisiana Downs racetrack Thursday night.
Firefighters said a barn at Wraparound Farms burned to the ground with horses inside. KTBS TV, the ABC affiliate for the area, reported that when emergency crews arrived the... more »
July 28, 2013 7:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators say gas detectors and automatic, high-capacity water hoses are being installed on a drilling rig where a natural gas well caught fire last week. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says another jack-up rig is being readied to drill a relief well to permanently... more »
July 28, 2013 11:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 72-year-old woman died in a house fire around 3:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of N. 49th St., according to Baton Rouge Police Department Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
McKneely says Doris Antwine died inside the home during the fire, and there are no signs of foul... more »
July 27, 2013 10:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal authorities say a rig is being positioned to drill a relief well for a gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and a permit is in the final stages of review. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday that it's reviewing Walter Oil... more »
July 26, 2013 9:02 PM
CENTRAL- Eyewitnesses said lighting struck a house seconds before they saw smoke and eventually flames erupt from the roof Friday night.
Multiple crews were dispatched to the fire on Lavender Drive off Sullivan.
The fire was reported as a wave of thunderstorms moved across the region.
More... more »
July 25, 2013 12:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An official with the company that owns a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout says the rig appears stable now that the fire is out. He also says there was no sign of an oil sheen on the water during... more »
July 25, 2013 8:16 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The owner of a natural gas drilling rig flaming off Louisiana's coast says preparations are under way for the possible drilling of a relief well to divert gas from the site and bring the well under control.
Experts say the effort is complicated and could take... more »
July 17, 2013 11:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- A mother and son, both in wheelchairs, were rescued from their burning home Wednesday evening.
Flames tore through the house in the 10800 block of Cedar Bend Avenue in north Baton Rouge. Firefighters said a pot on the stove ignited the blaze.
"The fire engulfed the... more »
July 17, 2013 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - A motions hearing is scheduled for this morning in the trial of Dustin Musso, who's accused of murdering his grandfather, setting the man's home on fire and stealing his car.
In March a judge ruled Musso was competent to stand trial. He faces first-degree murder charges... more »
July 16, 2013 5:56 PM
PRAIRIEVILLE - The 7th District Fire Station on LA 44 has seen better days. The facade is still crumbling after a tornado tore through the area in December.
Since then, the volunteer fire department has staffed a fire fighter on duty 24 hours a day to secure the property.... more »
July 15, 2013 7:34 PM
SAXONBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A man faces charges for dousing a seven-year-old boy with a flammable liquid and doing nothing when the boy's shirt caught on fire. Edward Myers is accused of using his cell phone to film the attack on his girlfriend's son. The boy had third-degree burns on his face... more »
July 15, 2013 10:01 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are investigating a series of fires that broke out in the Baton Rouge area early Monday, one of which was a case of arson.
Crews first responded to an office building fire just before 2:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of Underwood Ave. The... more »
July 11, 2013 10:59 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two cats and iguana were rescued from a burning home late Thursday evening.
Fire fighters said a person called for help when their laundry room filled with smoke and erupted into flames in the 6400 block of Government Street.
"The resident stated she saw smoke shortly... more »
July 9, 2013 2:36 PM
HACKBERRY, La.- The manager of the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge says a grass fire has burned about 295 acres. Refuge Manager Terry Delaine (duh-LAYN) says it started Monday and was down to a few smoldering embers on Tuesday. He says Monday's weather was good, so it probably was started by... more »
July 4, 2013 12:32 PM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Fire managers expect containment of the Arizona wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots to increase quickly. The Yarnell fire north of Phoenix is burning on about 13 square miles and is 45 percent contained. Spokeswoman Karen Takai says that will begin to jump because crews are starting to... more »
July 2, 2013 10:26 AM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Higher humidity overnight helped make conditions at a deadly Arizona fire a bit less volatile. But fire spokeswoman Karen Takai says the Yarnell Hill Fire is still zero percent contained, and thunderstorms that bring little rain and a lot of lightning are a major threat because of... more »
July 2, 2013 9:37 AM
CENTRAL - Fire investigators say an electrical issue along the buffet line caused flames to erupt inside a Central pizza shop overnight.
Crews arrived to Zoe's Pizza, located in the 14000 block of Greenwell Springs Rd., just after 11 p.m. Monday.
Firefighters had the fire under control within... more »
June 30, 2013 10:51 AM
BRUSLY, La. - Fire protection services in West Baton Rouge Parish will change drastically over the next year as the parish consolidates its six fire subdistricts into a single parishwide district. The Advocate reports the consolidation is being spearheaded by Parish President Riley "Peewee" Berthelot. Berthelot says he believes it... more »
June 26, 2013 5:14 PM
ROBERT- Traffic on I-12 is congested after a semi flipped off the interstate during Wednesday's evening rush.
The right lane on I-12 West is closed at Hwy. 445 because of the crash. Traffic is passing through the left lane.
WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin , who was... more »
June 26, 2013 3:18 PM
CADE- One person died in a fiery crash with an Amtrak train near Lafayette Wednesday afternoon.
The van and train collided at the corner of La. Hwy. 182 and 92 as the locomotive was pulling the Sunset Limited from New Iberia toward Lafayette, with a final destination of Los... more »
June 25, 2013 10:31 PM
PORT ALLEN- Parish leaders are beginning discussions about consolidating firefighting operations in West Baton Rouge.
Currently, there are six fire districts. Each has to split the tax collected for fire protection.
The formula for distributing the money is outdated, according to many, so instead of drafting a new... more »
June 25, 2013 3:52 PM
PORT ALLEN- Firefighters responded to what is described as a small electrical fire at the grain elevator at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews were dispatched around 1:30 a port spokeswoman said. She said the fire was minor and quickly dealt with, although firefighters in... more »
June 24, 2013 8:25 PM
PONCHATOULA- Fire investigators believe a house explosion Friday was planned by one of the two men who lived at the home on Renee Drive after a fight over renovations.
Elphage Joseph "Kirk" Scioneaux III, 48, died in the blast. Fire Marshal investigators are not sure if he intended to... more »
June 20, 2013 4:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge said a house fire today was started by a child playing with matches, but put out before any major damage could be done.
Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire was called in just after 3 p.m. from... more »
June 19, 2013 7:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - A mom and her five children are safe but without a home after fire ripped through their home early Wednesday morning.
Fire officials believe the fire started in the attic of the duplex on Holt Dr. just after 3 a.m. The duplex is considered a total... more »
June 17, 2013 5:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some quick thinking by neighbors helped save lives in Baton Rouge when a fire tore through the Evangeline Place Apartments.
Neighbors at the complex said if it wasn't for Good Samaritans, people could have died.
"Me and two other dudes, we had to yank him... more »
June 17, 2013 10:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said today that an apartment fire in Baton Rouge Sunday night was caused by a pot left unattended on a unit's stove.
It happened Sunday evening around 7 p.m. at the Evangeline Place apartment complex on Annette Street.
Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge... more »