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  • Woman arrested after confessing to starting house fire

    September 26, 2016 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a woman after she confessed to setting a home on fire. On Thursday around 10:30 a.m. a house fire was reported in the 700 block of East Buchanan Street. The fire was processed by investigators and the cause was determined to be arson. According... more »
  • Auburn man arrested, Toomer's Corner oak tree set on fire

    September 25, 2016 11:41 AM

    AUBURN - A 29-year-old man has been arrested for setting fire to one of the oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner, where fans were celebrating a win over LSU. Auburn police said in a news release Sunday that the man is from Auburn but isn't affiliated with the university. The... more »
  • Man dies in a house fire he set after shooting his dog

    September 24, 2016 12:01 PM

    CHOCTAW- A Choctaw man died in a house fire that he set himself after shooting his dog on Thursday, Sept. 22, officials say. Lafourche Parish deputies and firefighters arrived on scene at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday after a report of a fire on Choctaw School Road. Just inside... more »
  • Man found dead in house fire Sunday afternoon

    September 18, 2016 6:58 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - The State Fire Marshal's office is currently investigating a house fire where the body of a 62-year-old man was recovered. Officials say around 1 p.m. Sunday, Ville Platte firefighters were called to a residential fire on Calcasieu Street. As crews worked to suppress the fire, the... more »
  • Probe of fatal fire in Richland Parish continues

    September 18, 2016 12:27 PM

    RAYVILLE - State fire marshal investigators are trying to find out what caused fire that killed a 73-year-old woman in Rayville. The News-Star reports that the fire was reported Friday. Ossie Bryant's body was found on the floor of the living room of the wood-frame house. The bodies of three... more »
  • BRFD responding to fire at Lee Drive condo complex

    September 17, 2016 12:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD responded to a fire at the Beau Chene condo complex on West Lee Drive Friday. According to fire officials, the fire started before 11 p.m. and burned into the attic of the building before being brought under control. The place the fire started is a... more »
  • Authorities respond to house fire on S. 11th Street

    September 13, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities responded to a house fire in the 200 block of South 11 th Street Monday morning around 10:40 a.m. EMS and the Baton Rouge fire department responded to the scene to find fire engulfing the rear of the home. The fire spread to several rooms... more »
  • Officials investigating fire that destroyed community center

    September 11, 2016 11:59 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a community center in Natchez. No injuries were reported in the blaze that broke out Saturday morning at the Kingston Community Center. The Natchez Democrat reports that the building originally was built in 1951 as a cafeteria... more »
  • Nissan recalls 120K vehicles; fluid leaks can cause fires

    September 9, 2016 11:24 AM

    DETROIT - Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases owners should park their vehicles outside until they are fixed. The recall covers certain 2015 to 2017 Murano SUVs and 2016 to 2017 Maxima large cars... more »
  • Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after reports of battery fires; company offering exchange program

    September 2, 2016 12:25 PM

    Samsung is suspending the sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of the gadget's battery catching fire or exploding while charging. The South Korean electronics company released the Note 7 two weeks ago in the U.S. and South Korea. According to the company there have been 35... more »
  • Authorities respond to two-alarm house fire on Barremore Drive

    August 18, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The St. George Fire Department worked a two-alarm fire on Thursday morning on Barremore Drive that completely destroyed a home. The fire department was called on the scene around 10:45 a.m. and was controlled by 12:04 p.m. The cause of the fire is undetermined at the... more »
  • Early morning fire destroys apartment complex on Manchester Avenue

    August 10, 2016 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An apartment complex on Manchester Avenue is now considered a complete loss after an early morning fire. Residents woke up to the smell of smoke in an apartment building in the 15000 block of Manchester Avenue. Residents found the fire burning in the kitchen and once... more »
  • Early morning fire at apartment complex displaces residents Play Video

    August 9, 2016 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An early morning fire displaced 15 to 20 residents at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Jasper Street. The St. George Fire Protection District and Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the complex around midnight where flames were on parts of the roof when... more »
  • Firefighter treated at scene of blaze Monday

    August 1, 2016 4:42 PM

    ZACHARY - A firefighter was treated for becoming overheated at the scene of a large house fire Monday. The blaze was at a construction site where a home was being built. The fire started after 3 p.m. The two-alarm fire began in the attic of a home on... more »
  • NOPD: Body found inside burning dumpster

    August 1, 2016 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the discovery of a body inside a burning trash bin. Police says the man's severely burned body was found by firefighters just before 6 .a.m. Monday Police say they are working the crime as a homicide. The unidentified body was been taken... more »
  • 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 »

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