April 17, 2014 6:47 AM
NASHVILLE, TN - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight says rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to a blast at the Rio Ammunition plant in... more »
April 16, 2014 10:47 AM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said an electrical problem caused smoke at Shenandoah Elementary Wednesday morning, which led to an evacuation of the school.
A St. George Fire Department spokesperson said just after 9 a.m. the school reported smoke had appeared in one of their buildings. When firefighters arrived they... more »
April 14, 2014 8:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials believe an arsonist caused a fire in Baton Rouge early Monday morning.
Crews were called to the 4800 block of Bank St. around 2:00 a.m. When they arrived on scene, they found the bathroom engulfed in flames. It did not take them long to... more »
April 10, 2014 10:35 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Fire investigators believe an arsonist lit a vacant house on fire Thursday evening.
Smoke and flames poured from the home on Hope Circle, off Lockhart Road. Viewer-video shows massive flames engulfing the structure.
Now, there is a search for the person who started the inferno.
... more »
April 9, 2014 9:34 PM
BATON ROUGE- A roaring house fire is under investigation.
Firefighters were dispatched to the house on Vouvray, in the Vignes Lake neighborhood off Hoo Shoo Too and South Vignes, just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Emergency responders said when they arrived, part of the house was engulfed in flames and... more »
April 5, 2014 1:12 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire Investigators believe an arsonist caused a fire in Baton Rouge.
Firefighters responded to the call in the 5200 block of Annette St. around 3:30 Saturday morning. The blaze ravaged most of the vacant home before it was extinguished nearly an hour later.
Anyone with... more »
April 5, 2014 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine what sparked a fire that killed a 74-year-old Hammond man Friday night.
The fire happened at 508 Phoenix Square. Nathaniel Kelly, Sr. was killed in the blaze. According to the State Fire Marshal, the fire orginated in the hallway, but... more »
March 26, 2014 1:53 PM
LIVINGSTON- Traffic was slow leading up to Wednesday's evening rush due to a fire in the woods, a state traffic alert reported.
Traffic was described as very slow at 2 p.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Livingston exit. The smoke was causing significant issues between mile marker 24 and... more »
March 20, 2014 6:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials believe an arsonist is behind an early Thursday morning house fire in Baton Rouge.
The home in the 2200 block of Maryland St. went up in flames just after midnight. 75% of the home was damaged by the time the fire was extinguished. The... more »
March 19, 2014 7:42 PM
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA- Titanium golf clubs can cause course-side vegetation fires, and golfers are urged to swing with care. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine confirmed the suspicion investigators have had for years that titanium clubs were the likely cause of two fires on golf courses in Orange County, California.... more »
March 17, 2014 3:08 PM
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said combustibles placed too close to a portable heater were to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge this morning.
The fire happened around 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of North Lark.
Firefighters said it started in the rear bedroom of the... more »
March 8, 2014 6:31 PM
BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open after a mobile home fire on I-10 eastbound at the I-10/12 split.
Right now traffic is backed up to LA-77 in Grosse Tete.
Stay with WBRZ.com and watch WBRZ News 2 for the latest.
March 5, 2014 9:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is assisting a family after a fire ravaged their home Tuesday night.
It took firefighters more than an hour to get flames under control after they were arrived in the 9400 block of Wild Valley Rd. just after 10:00 pm Tuesday.
"I... more »
March 3, 2014 3:27 PM
LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife.
It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell.
Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... more »
March 3, 2014 2:50 PM
JARREAU- An 85 year-old Jarreau man died of smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in Pointe Coupee Parish. That's according to the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Henry Jipson's body was pulled from the charred remains of the mobile home Saturday afternoon.
The cause of the fire remains... more »
February 26, 2014 11:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- In what some called a battle to change the dynamics of the push to create the City of St. George, the Baton Rouge Metro Council was to decide on changing three members of the St. George Fire Board but failed to get enough support to make drastic adjustments... more »
February 26, 2014 9:21 PM
ERWINVILLE- Firefighters spent the night extinguishing hot spots after a mobile home erupted into flames in West Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday evening.
Multiple fire departments were called to the scene on Tuscaloosa Avenue, off Bueche Road near Highway 190. People said the home burst into flames. Inside, were oxygen... more »
February 13, 2014 11:42 PM
PORT ALLEN- The parish council in West Baton Rouge hired a parish-wide fire chief Thursday night.
Port Allen Assistant Fire Chief Charles Stephens was appointed to lead the effort of consolidating six fire districts into one. Eventually, he'll oversee the one, main district.
There had been complaints of... more »
February 10, 2014 4:51 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Some property owners in West Feliciana Parish saw homeowners insurance double because they live too far away from a fire station in the parish.
The fire protection district will discuss adding two new stations to meet insurance requirements for property owners. Melvin Harvey owns a camp... more »
February 8, 2014 10:20 PM
WISNER, La. - Investigators say a woman found dead in a burning mobile home in Wisner likely committed suicide and that the fire was started by a cigarette. A news release from the Louisiana Fire Marshal's office says it investigated the fire Friday after the body of 64-year-old woman was... more »
February 6, 2014 10:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say a house was intentionally set on fire to cover up a crime scene.
The house in the 5100 block of Sycamore Street is a total loss. The fire was contained to the bedroom, but the rest of the home received smoke and heat... more »
February 6, 2014 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE- Fire crews were dispatched to a large fire Thursday night adjacent to a fire protection company.
Numerous crews were on the scene as flames poured out of the roof and smoke billowed into the night sky from a building on Mohican Street at Plank Road.
Part... more »
February 6, 2014 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - Senior citizens displaced by a fire will have to stay out for a second night, but not due to damage from the flames.
A microwave caught fire on the fifth floor of Catholic Presbyterian Apartments late Wednesday night. The apartment's sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire,... more »
February 5, 2014 8:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- Managers and firefighters evacuated the Catholic-Presbyterian Apartments after a small fire triggered the sprinkler system and filled part of the building with smoke Wednesday night.
Emergency crews were called to the high-rise in downtown just before 8 p.m. about a fire on one of the upper floors.... more »
January 31, 2014 11:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- The fire department said Friday there were no violations when inspectors checked an apartment complex that eventually burned and left nearly three dozen homeless.
The Turner Plaza Apartments caught fire Wednesday. Another portion of the complex burned a few years earlier, too.
Fire investigators told the... more »
January 30, 2014 4:25 PM
BATON ROUGE- Dozens of residents at the Turner Plaza Apartments spent the day trying to figure out what they'll do next after a fire torched their apartment Wednesday.
The fire roared through building six, sending elderly people and people with needs from their homes. Gloria Banks is one of... more »
January 30, 2014 6:03 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed a Baton Rouge home late Wednesday night.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the call in the 2200 block of Kentucky St. in Baton Rouge just after 11 p.m. Investigators have determined that... more »
January 29, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people will be staying at a shelter Wednesday night and into Thursday after a massive fire ate most of their building.
It took firefighters hours to battle the blaze.
The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Plaza Apartments in... more »
January 29, 2014 1:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- A massive apartment fire in Baton Rouge remains under investigation this afternoon.
It happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Plaza Apartments in the 4500 block of North Street. The fire happened on the second floor, but investigators say it is too early to say what caused... more »
January 29, 2014 5:56 AM
BATON ROUGE - A family of ten is safe after an electrical malfunction sparked a fire at their home early Wednesday morning.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the blaze on Lobelia Ave. just after 3:00 am. All ten residents evacauted the home before rescuers arrived.
Firefighters... more »
January 28, 2014 7:31 AM
CENTRAL - A family of seven and their five dogs are alive today thanks in large part to a truck driver who spotted a fire at their home off of Greenwell Springs Rd.
Central Fire Department says the driver was crossing Magnolia Bridge early Tuesday morning when he spotted... more »
January 25, 2014 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say an overnight fire in Tigerland resulted in a man's death.
The fire department says the man died of smoke inhalation. According to authorities, the man fell asleep while trying to cook a meal.
Fire officials say the fire burned itself out before they... more »
January 22, 2014 6:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a deadly fire early Wednesday morning.
One person was killed when the fire broke out at a home on the 3700 block of Sycamore Street just off of Plank Road in Baton Rouge. Firefighters responded just before 2... more »
January 14, 2014 10:46 PM
BAKER- City leaders gave a homeowner less than three months to demolish his home after it burned when a plane crashed into it seven months ago.
Since the crash, the home has sat vacant and charred. Neighbors say it's an eyesore and want it torn down.
The pilot... more »
January 8, 2014 7:53 AM
BAKER - Howard Ward and Cathy Page from the Baker Fire Department join J.P. on 2une In to talk about S.A.F.E. Initiative.
Here are some tips to protect your home and your family from potential fires.
1) Test smoke alarms monthly and change batteries twice a year.
... more »
January 3, 2014 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Eyewitnesses said homeless people have been staying in a house that burst into flames, sending glowing fire and smoke into the cold night air Friday.
For nearly an hour, crews battled the blaze and had to close some downtown streets, including St. Philip.
Flames shot... more »
January 3, 2014 6:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - The winter chill comes with an increase in chimney fires in the Baton Rouge area.
Chris Clouatre, owner of C.C. Chimney Sweep, said he's seen more chimney fires in the last few days than he has in years. He says fireplaces often get neglected, especially when... more »
January 3, 2014 6:15 AM
BATON ROUGE - A tractor trailer truck burst in to flames on Interstate-12 early Friday morning.
It happened around 2 am on I-12 East between the Millerville and O'Neal exits. Traffic was delayed while firefighter put out the blaze.
No word if anyone was injured.
January 2, 2014 8:45 PM
BATON ROUGE- Arson investigators were called to investigate a fire that appears to have destroyed a vacant house.
Flames poured from nearly every opening on the structure on Wayne Drive Thursday night. At one point, the fire was topping trees on the property, which is off Winbourne Ave.
... more »
January 2, 2014 5:25 PM
ZACHARY - A Zachary woman had to act fast to save the lives of her two children as a fire ripped through their home this morning.
When Ashley Earthly's two young daughters were trapped inside their house, friends say that's when her instincts kicked in and Earthly did all... more »
January 1, 2014 5:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two homes in Baton Rouge went up in flames just before the new year.
One home caught fire at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday night on North 47th Street, the other at 9:35 p.m. on North 30th Street.
On North 47th, Sandra Dixon was asleep when the... more »
December 31, 2013 10:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire on New Year's Eve night.
The fire broke out at a house on North 30th Street around 9 p.m.
At least two nearby houses were damages. more »
December 26, 2013 6:07 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell is just $300 shy of donating $10,000 by 2014, despite heartbreak at home.
Ten year old Jade Mitchell has been selling duct tape flowers through her business, Jade's Flowers, for a year and a half. She donates all of her profits to the Denham... more »
December 26, 2013 5:03 PM
HOUMA, La. - A fire inspector says the blaze that killed three children from Alabama started in the living room of the mobile home in Louisiana where they were staying. Houma fire inspector Michael Millett said Thursday that a space heater may have started the fire, but there was so... more »
December 25, 2013 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- Burn surgeons are working to keep a mother and father alive after a house fire where three children died.
Doctors said a special team is working on treating their injuries.
"They're being cared for by a multidisciplinary team," said Dr. Tracee Short of Baton Rouge General.... more »
December 25, 2013 1:10 PM
WESTLAKE, La. - Hospital officials in Lake Charles say the number of people treated from an explosion and fire at Axiall Corp. chemical plant has risen to 18.
All 18 people were treated and released from Christus St. Patrick Hospital for injuries related to hazardous smoke. The smoke drifted... more »
December 25, 2013 11:18 AM
HOUMA, La. - A fire in a mobile home has killed three children and left their father with serious burns. District Chief Lane LaMarca of the state Fire Marshal's Office says the children, one girl and two boys, were 11, 12 and 13 years of age.
The fire happened... more »
December 24, 2013 4:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- People gathered on Christmas Eve to watch as firefighters rushed to extinguish a fire in an upscale neighborhood.
Fire crews were dispatched to the home on Bocage Boulevard just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. As many as forty-five minutes after the dispatch, smoke was still visible from the... more »
December 20, 2013 2:52 PM
WESTLAKE- I-10 has reopened following a fire at the Axiall refinery west of Lake Charles.
The fire has also been extinguished and sources tell WBRZ News 2 some plant workers are headed back into the facility.
At about 1:30 Friday afternoon, an incident forced evacuations and a shelter... more »
December 18, 2013 9:44 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at Little People Daycare on Sherwood Forrest.
The fire started around 3 am Wednesday morning. A closet was upstairs caught fire and spread to a neighboring bathroom before firefighters gained control of the blaze.... more »
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 »