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  • 4 dead, 2 injured as plane hits California homes

    February 27, 2017 9:39 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Authorities say four people are dead and two are injured after a small plane crashed into two homes and sparked a huge fire in Southern California. Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore says the Cessna's occupants, a husband, wife and three teenagers, were returning to San Jose on... more »
  • One injured in Baton Rouge house fire

    February 26, 2017 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been transported to an area hospital after a home caught fire Sunday night. Sources say the person suffered minor injuries in the fire on Bard Avenue at Sherwood Forest Drive. Details are limited at this time. We will update this story when... more »
  • BRFD responds to house fire on Tennessee Street

    February 24, 2017 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire crews responded to a house fire on Tennessee Street Friday evening. BRFD confirmed the house fire on Tennessee Street near E. Polk Street, blocks away from Highland Road. Sources on scene reported seeing black smoke coming out of the roof of one of the... more »
  • Firefighters investigating house fire on Perimeter Drive

    February 23, 2017 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters are currently responding to house fire on Perimeter Drive in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. The fire happened after 8 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Caprice Drive. A WBRZ News 2 crew is en route to the location. This is a developing story.... more »
  • Fire station on Government Street gets a facelift Play Video

    February 20, 2017 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A well-known downtown Baton Rouge building is getting a facelift. It is the first time in over 40 years the Robert A. Bogan fire station on Government Street has received any attention. It has not been remodeled since it opened in 1975. Assistant Chief of... more »
  • Man shot by officer after opening fire near Oakland zoo dies

    February 18, 2017 7:40 PM

    OAKLAND, Ca. - Police says a man shot by an officer after opening fire at residents, cars and police officers in Oakland died hours later at a hospital. Oakland Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson says the man was identified as 32-year-old Jesse Enjaian. Watsons says officers were called to a... more »
  • Businessman gets 2 years in prison for FEMA fraud

    February 18, 2017 2:27 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to two years in prison for illegally obtaining federal grants for a fire department so that it could buy his company's products. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Curtis Roller, of Jonesboro, submitted false information on a May 2009 grant application to the Federal... more »
  • Vacant house fire on Evangeline Street caused by arson

    February 16, 2017 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a vacant house fire that was caused by arson on Evangeline Street Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred around 3 p.m. in the 6400 block of Evangeline Street. BRFD firefighters arrived on scene to find fire coming form the front... more »
  • WATCH: Burning semi erupts into fireball on I-10; Traffic issues continue Play Video

    February 16, 2017 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic slowed to a crawl around lunchtime Thursday after an 18-wheeler caught fire and the cab exploded on I-10. The incident happened around 11:40 on I-10 east just before the I-110 merge. The truck was on the shoulder at the Nicholson exit when it caught on... more »
  • Firefighters investigating smoke at Old Hammond Hwy. Walmart

    February 15, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a possible electric fire has caused smoke inside the Old Hammond Highway Walmart Wednesday afternoon. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters are still trying to find the cause of the smoke at this time. A WBRZ News 2 crew is en... more »
  • BRFD: Brandywine clubhouse fire caused by arson

    February 15, 2017 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators say arson caused a fire in the abandoned Brandywine Apartment complex clubhouse Wednesday morning. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, Firefighters found the abandoned clubhouse of the complex on fire. The building, located in the 10900 block of Darryl Drive, once housed Brandywine’s offices and mailroom. ... more »
  • Auburn again replacing landmark oaks at Toomer's Corner

    February 14, 2017 10:09 AM

    AUBURN - Auburn University is once again replacing its landmark oak trees at Toomer's Corner. A university statement says workers will plant new trees on Saturday because of damage caused by a fire in September. The current trees were planted there after a University of Alabama fan poisoned the original... more »
  • Cars catch fire in Disneyland parking structure, no injuries

    February 13, 2017 9:11 PM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Authorities say several cars caught fire in the main parking structure at Disneyland, and about a half-dozen people are being treated for smoke inhalation. Anaheim police said Monday that the fires that broke out at the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure have been extinguished and firefighters are... more »
  • Man pulls fire alarm at L'auberge Casino Hotel

    February 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested after he deliberately pulled a fire alarm and ran from security at L'auberge Casino Hotel in January. According to an investigator, 29-year-old Marvin Charles Wink pulled a fire alarm after he was told he had to leave the casino for a security training... more »
  • Paradis pipeline fire out; missing worker presumed dead

    February 13, 2017 5:45 PM

    PARADIS- A pipeline fire that broke out Thursday night in south Louisiana, injuring two people and killing one, has been extinguished. Phillips 66 said in a Monday morning news release that the fire was out as of 8:30 a.m. Officials in St. Charles Parish said they began receiving calls Thursday... more »
  • Piglet, 2 rabbits dead in Sac's Western Store fire Play Video

    February 12, 2017 8:23 PM

    GONZALES - Some animals at a popular Gonzales store did not survive after a fire broke out Sunday evening. The Gonzales Fire Department responded to a fire at Sac's Western & Feed Store on Burnside Avenue just before 6:20 p.m. Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be... more »
  • Officials: Paradis pipeline fire contained, missing worker presumed dead

    February 11, 2017 10:14 PM

    PARADIS - Officials say the fire at the Phillips 66 Partners Paradis Pipeline Station is contained and continues to burn at a reduced size. Ongoing air monitoring of the area indicates no health impacts to the surrounding community. The evacuation order was lifted Friday morning... more »
  • PHOTOS: Large fire destroys Blind River Bar in Livingston Parish

    February 10, 2017 7:58 AM

    MAUREPAS – Firefighters say a large fire caused "substantial damage" to the Blind River Bar in Livingston Parish Friday morning. St. Amant Fire Chief James Leblanc said the fire has been extinguished and firefighters are now moving to clear up potential hotspots. Firefighters responded to the scene around 5:30... more »
  • Evacuation lifted after Paradis pipeline fire; worker remains hospitalized Play Video

    February 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    PARADIS - An evacuation has been lifted in St. Charles Parish following a fire at the Phillips 66 pipeline near the Williams Discovery Plant on Thursday evening. The pipeline has been blocked and the product in the line continues to burn, as water can not be used to extinguish the... more »
  • Lightning strike causes house fire on Rabbit Run Drive

    February 7, 2017 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lightning strike caused a house fire on Rabbit Run Drive on Tuesday as severe storms and tornadoes impacted the area. According to the St. George Fire Department, the lightning strike hit the home's chimney and caused a fire in the attic. There are no... more »
  • No injuries after FEMA trailer fire in Central

    February 5, 2017 3:35 PM

    CENTRAL – It was a busy weekend for the Central Fire Department. In addition to responding to a deadly crash on Greenwell Springs Road that left one dead and eight hurt, firefighters also responded to four fires over a 12-hour period. As crews worked to clear the crash... more »
  • BRFD: North Street house fire under control

    February 5, 2017 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say a house fire on North Street in Baton Rouge was quickly controlled Sunday afternoon. The fire call happened just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday. By 1:40 p.m., Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson Mark Miles said the fire was under control. Details about how the... more »
  • Building destroyed by fire at site of planned movie studio

    February 5, 2017 12:36 PM

    MARRERO, La. - Authorities say a 1920s-era building on property in Marrero that was being transformed into a movie production facility has been destroyed by fire. NOLA.com /The Times-Picayune reports that Jefferson Parish firefighters were called to the art deco building shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. James Bohman of the... more »
  • South Mississippi wildfire burns hundreds of acres

    February 5, 2017 12:22 PM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Authorities say firefighters over the weekend were able to contain a brush fire north of Long Beach after the blaze consumed an estimated 500 acres of fields and woods. The Sun Herald reports that the fire initially began Tuesday, then rekindled in dry brush on Saturday... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • Small fire extinguised at old Livingston Parish courthouse

    February 2, 2017 10:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the old Livigston Parish Courthouse Friday. Officials said they responded to calls about a fire at the building and smelled smoke when they first arrived on scene. Smoke inside the building set off the sprinkler system inside. The extent of... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Teen says he tried to save girl from huge apartment blaze Play Video

    February 1, 2017 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 16-year-old says he tried to save a girl from an apartment fire Tuesday, but was unsuccessful. Jose Alexander Rosa spoke to News 2's Brett Buffington at a vigil for 5-year-old Treasure Garner, who died after the apartment she was inside of caught fire. Rosa only speaks... more »
  • State Fire Marshal finds common bond following three fatal blazes

    February 1, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Fire Marshal says there's a common bond in three fatal fires that happened since Saturday; none of the homes had working smoke alarms. The State Fire Marshal's office says they are is still investigating three blazes. All were detrmined to be accidental in nature... more »
  • State investigators combing through charred apartment complex Play Video

    February 1, 2017 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Investigators with the Fire Marshal's Office are sifting through the charred remains of the apartment where a five-year-old girl died Tuesday night. The big question is whether the building was up to code. That answer likely won't come for a few days as the State Fire Marshal's... more »
  • Fire destroys duplex on Tecumseh Street

    January 31, 2017 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters responded to a duplex fire in the 2100 block Tecumseh Street on Tuesday. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arrived to the scene to find the rear duplex unit engulfed in flames. The front unit received heavy smoke damage. The rear unit is... more »
  • Man arrested for setting van on fire after threatening to blow it up

    January 30, 2017 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested for setting a van on fire after threatening to blow it up during an argument with a woman. Orlan Alley, 60, was arrested for one charge of communication of planned arson. The incident happened on Jan. 29 in the 10000 block... more »
  • Texas mosque destroyed in early-morning blaze; cause unknown

    January 28, 2017 1:25 PM

    VICTORIA, Texas - An early-morning fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past. The Victoria Advocate reports that a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria at around 2 a.m. Saturday and called the fire... more »
  • Video shows roaring fire, firefighters battling morning blaze Play Video

    January 28, 2017 10:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous fire departments helped each other work an early morning fire that consumed a home in northeast Baton Rouge Saturday. The District Six Fire Department originally responded to the blaze on Prescott Road around 6:45 a.m.. Firefighters arrived to flames bursting out the roof of the... more »
  • House fire on Buckeye Drive caused by lint in laundry's dryer

    January 27, 2017 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 6000 block of Buckeye Drive Friday morning. Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the home's laundry room. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire was caused by lint accumulated in the dryer's vent.... more »
  • Morning fire at apartment on North Marque Ann Drive

    January 27, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 1000 block of North Marque Ann Drive on Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the fire around 7:50 a.m. and found smoke coming from one of the apartments. Crews were able to gain entry into... more »
  • Central firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire on Frontier Drive

    January 26, 2017 10:42 PM

    CENTRAL - Firefighters extinguished a 2-alarm fire on Frontier Drive in Central Thursday. Central Fire officials say the fire happened at a home in the 7100 block of Frontier Drive near Lariat Avenue around 8:30 p.m. A Central Fire Department spokesperson told News 2 the two-story home was... more »
  • French Settlement flood victim's home destroyed in fire Play Video

    January 26, 2017 8:16 PM

    WALKER - Firefighters are still working to figure out what sparked a house fire in rural Livingston Parish Thursday night. The home burned completely to the ground. The intense flames damaged a second home too. People who live along Aydell Lane told our Brett Buffington homes in the... more »
  • All lanes open in Prarieville after multiple crashes Tuesday morning

    January 24, 2017 10:05 AM

    ASCENSION - I-10 westbound between LA 30 and LA 73 reopened to drivers after it was shut down for hours due to multiple crashes. Commuters experienced heavy delays around 9 a.m. until the interstate reopened around 11:30 a.m. According to Louisiana State Police, there was an accident involving... more »
  • Family fight apparently sparked fatal house fire

    January 23, 2017 3:56 PM

    COVINGTON - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says a family fight apparently prompted a 28-year-old man to splash gasoline around the house and start the fire that killed him and hospitalized his twin brother and their father. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says the man's father is hospitalized with burns... more »
  • WATCH: Crews battle large fire at recycling plant Play Video

    January 23, 2017 11:16 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE – A fire at Southside Recycling plant in Prairieville closed LA 929 east of Airline Highway for hours on Monday. Heavy smoke could be seen in the area by drivers and nearby businesses. According to Prairieville Fire Chief Mark Stewart, the fire originated from a pile of... more »
  • 16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

    January 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    ROME - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash,... more »
  • Fire at vacant Buchanan Street home caused by arson

    January 20, 2017 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Firefighters say arson was the cause of a vacant house fire on Buchanan Street Friday afternoon. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received the call around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the rear of the home at 1092 E. Buchanan Street engulfed... more »
  • Family homeless since flood starts fire in abandoned house Play Video

    January 18, 2017 1:04 PM

    CENTRAL – A family left homeless after the flood sparked a fire while trying to take cover from morning rain Wednesday. The fire department told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brett Buffington , the family was living in a tent and went looking for shelter in an old, abandoned home.... more »
  • Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

    January 17, 2017 9:39 PM

    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday. The Seattle Times reports Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday. Bail was set at... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

    January 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire. Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a... more »
  • Flood victim dies after trailer "exploded" when attempting to light cigarette inside

    January 15, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 44-year-old man is dead after his trailer reportedly "exploded" when he tried to light a cigarette inside. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, emergency crews were called around 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning to a reported trailer fire in the 2000 block of Park Circle... more »
  • Firefighters respond to strip mall fire on Jefferson Hwy

    January 15, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROGUE - Baton Rouge and St. George Firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze in a Strip Mall on Jefferson Hwy. Sunday morning. According to BRFD, the fire started around 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning in a strip mall in the 12000 block of Jefferson Hwy. Firefighters were able... more »
  • Baton Rouge chemical plant to experience intermittent flaring

    January 13, 2017 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge chemical plant will experience intermittent flaring over the weekend. A public affairs manager from ExxonMobil says the flares are a result of scheduled maintenance activities over the next couple days. Flares are primarily safety control devices intended to consume excess hydrocarbons during... more »
  • 6 kids presumed dead after Baltimore fire

    January 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    BALTIMORE - A fire official says six children are presumed dead after a fire tore through a northeast Baltimore home. Fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said Thursday that one body has been found at the home and six children from the family who were missing after the fire are... more »
  • Apartment fire on Stan Avenue caused by pot left on stove

    January 12, 2017 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an early morning apartment fire in the 11000 block of Stan Avenue. The fire occurred around 12:50 a.m. on Thursday. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames coming from a down stairs apartment. According to the fire... more »
  • Firefighters find dead woman in burning Lutcher home

    January 11, 2017 5:42 PM

    LUTCHER - Firefighters responding to a fire at a duplex in Lutcher late Tuesday night found a body inside of a burning home. Investigators arrived at 1931 West Main Street after local fire crews responded to a call about a house fire around 11 p.m. After entering the house,... more »
  • Afternoon fire on Washington Avenue caused by extension cord

    January 11, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an afternoon fire on Washington Avenue that was caused by an overloaded extension cord. The incident occurred on Wednesday around 2 p.m. in the 5200 block of Washington Avenue. Firefighters arrived to the scene to find the living area... more »
  • Coroner identifies 3 dead after shooting, fire

    January 9, 2017 8:57 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Authorities allege a man killed his mother and his girlfriend, then opened fire on deputies who responded to his rural Kentucky home. The man is then believed to have set his own home on fire before turning his gun on himself. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said... more »
  • Flood-damaged home on Wildwood Pwy. destroyed in early morning fire

    January 9, 2017 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A home that was under construction due to damage caused by the August flood was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. The fire occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Wildwood Parkway. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the home engulfed in flames... more »

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