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  • Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished

    May 23, 2015 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a fire on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast is out. Petty Officer Carlos Vega said the fire in Breton Sound was extinguished around 6 a.m. Saturday. The fire had been reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday by an offshore supply vessel that... more »
  • Fire investigators to look at other buses after one bursts into flames

    May 23, 2015 12:03 AM

    MORGANZA - Fire investigators will review the maintenance records and recall notifications for all 2009 International CE 200 school buses in the fleet that runs the streets of Pointe Coupee Parish after a bus mysteriously burst into flames last week . Investigators ruled the fire accidental Friday. The bus... more »
  • La. motor vehicles offices reopen day after fire disruption

    May 22, 2015 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are again able to renew their licenses and handle other business at Louisiana's motor vehicles offices. A day after a fire at the state police data center shut down transaction processing, Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana reopened Friday. The Thursday morning fire... more »
  • Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated

    May 22, 2015 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers. The Coast Guard says the workers were evacuated by an offshore supply vessel that reported the fire at 2:50 a.m. Friday. No injuries were reported. Texas Petroleum Investment Company, the owner and... more »
  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    May 22, 2015 8:21 AM

    WASHINGTON- Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who's accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. Members of a fugitive task force arrested 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint around 11 o'clock last night, about a week after authorities say the family was killed and their mansion was set... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • OMV locations to open Friday after fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Office of Motor Vehicles is expected to be back up and running Friday, after it was shut down Thursday due to a fire at the state police data center. State Police spokesman Capt. Doug Cain said the data center fire shut down all automated systems at the... more »
  • Investigators say 9-year-old caused apartment fire

    May 15, 2015 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators said an apartment fire this week which displaced a family of one dozen people was started by a 9-year-old boy, and that it may not have been his first fire. A Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson said the fire at the Titian Apartments Monday morning... more »
  • School bus fire under investigation

    May 12, 2015 11:55 AM

    MORGANZA - Investigators said they're looking into what happened to a school bus which caught fire in Pointe Coupee Parish overnight. Spokesperson Will Love with First Student confirmed one of their buses parked at the shuttered Pointe Coupee Central High School was burned sometime Monday evening. Love said an... more »
  • Fires displace two families over Mother's Day weekend

    May 10, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is assisting two displaced families from fires over the weekend. Firefighters with Baton Rouge Fire Department and St. George Fire Department arrived at a three-plex on the 3000 block of Toulon Dr. to find fire shooting through the roof of one of the... more »
  • National Arson Awareness Week Play Video

    May 9, 2015 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It is National Arson Awareness week and the numbers are in for arsons committed so far this year. There have been a total of 52 arsons this year and one arrest, according to the East Baton Rouge Fire Department. People who are from the Baton... more »
  • Firefighters work Thursday night blaze

    May 8, 2015 12:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters worked overnight fighting a fire on Florida Boulevard. Crews were dispatched to the 2500 block around 10:30. When they arrived, flames were burning through the roof of a building. While they fought the blaze, a part of Florida between North 22nd and North Acadian Throughway... more »
  • 18-wheeler plunges of Louisiana bridge, bursts into flames

    May 1, 2015 5:11 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- An 18-wheeler fell off a Louisiana river bridge and burst into flames. KPLC-TV reports the truck fell off the eastbound side of the Calcasieu River Bridge on Interstate 10 in Lake Charles Thursday night around 10:45 p.m. The 18-wheeler then caught fire. The condition of the driver is... more »
  • St. George Fire District seeks $2 million tax hike check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 30, 2015 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Elections this weekend could lead to higher taxes for some in East Baton Rouge Parish as voters will be asked to approve a property tax increase and renew another. The St. George Fire Protection District put two separate tax proposals on the May 2 ballot. ... more »
  • Fast food worker treated at hospital after fire

    April 21, 2015 8:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fast food restaurant employee was taken to an area hospital during a fire at the business Tuesday evening. Firefighters said they responded to the Sonic on Coursey Boulevard and found smoke billowing from the back door. It took about fifteen minutes to get the blaze... more »
  • Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire along Texas interstate

    April 16, 2015 12:36 PM

    GARLAND, TX - A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, but no one was injured. Singer Hillary Scott posted on the group's Facebook page that she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were on the Dallas-bound bus when... more »
  • Fire reported in French Quarter oyster bar

    April 16, 2015 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Firefighters said a fire broke out at Felix's oyster bar in the French Quarter Thursday morning. According to WWL-TV , the two-alarm fire started around 8:30 a.m. at the restaurant at 739 Iberville near Bourbon Street. A fire department spokesman said the fire started in... more »
  • Burning rope sets house on fire

    April 14, 2015 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe a man accidentally set his house on fire in Tuesday's storms. The man told responders, he was near his garage burning a piece of rope when part of the rope, still burning, dropped and ignited a gas can. The can exploded, catching the home... more »
  • Plant should be fully operational a few months after fire

    April 7, 2015 10:57 AM

    GEISMAR - Plant officials estimated Tuesday that the Renewable Energy Group plant in Geismar should fully operational again in a few months after a fire damaged part of their production facility and burned two workers. A spokesperson for REG said damage from the April 2 fire appears contained to... more »
  • No one hurt in apartment fire

    April 6, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting displaced residents after a fire broke out in a Goodwood apartment complex. Firefighters responded to the two alarm fire around 7 p.m. Sunday night. It occured at the Old Goodwood Landing in Baton Rouge. At least one person was taken to the... more »
  • Disabled 68-year-old perishes in Pineville apartment fire

    April 5, 2015 5:39 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an apartment fire that killed a disabled and ailing 68-year-old man. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says Robert Rivers' body was found in the charred ruins of his apartment in a Pineville fourplex. He says in a news release that... more »
  • Overloaded extension cord causes house fire

    April 4, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are investigating a house fire caused by an overloaded extension cord. Fire damaged the hall, attic and front porch of a home on 1870 Birch St. around 2:20 p.m. Saturday. The rest of the home sustained smoke damange according to the Baton Rouge Fire... more »
  • Residents upset about 'late' plant fire warning check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2015 6:27 PM

    GEISMAR - Authorities and emergency responders had been at the scene of a plant fire in Geismar for an hour before notifying residents in the area about what was going on, and that hour isn't sitting well with those who live near the plant. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
  • Plant shut down for repairs after fire

    April 3, 2015 4:27 PM

    GEISMAR - Officials with Renewable Energy Group said Friday that their Geismar plant will stay shut down until repairs and an investigation into last night's fire are completed. The fire at the REG biorefinery on Highway 30 broke out after 6 p.m. Thursday when Louisiana State Police said a... more »
  • BR General burn unit caring for plant workers

    April 3, 2015 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Administrators with Baton Rouge General's burn unit said two workers are in fair condition after they were burned in a plant fire at a Geismar chemical facility last night. Hospital spokesperson Nicole Kleinpeter said the burned workers were first taken to an emergency room near the... more »
  • Crews will work overnight to cool burn area at plant after fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2015 7:03 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police said it appears a plant fire that injured two people Thursday ignited when a seal broke on a valve. The blaze started around 6:30 p.m. and was contained by 9:30. The fire was out by 10 p.m. Overnight, crews were expected to douse the equipment... more »
  • Four dead after Mexican oil rig catches fire

    April 1, 2015 4:34 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-owned oil company says a fire at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers. Sixteen others were injured in the fire on the shallow-water platform, and 300 were evacuated. The injured are being treated at a hospital in Campeche, on the... more »
  • Arson blamed for fire at vacant home

    March 28, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A vacant house is completely destroyed after firefighters say an arsonist lit a house on fire early Saturday morning. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. at a house located on 4000 Mayan St. Fire officials say the property was completely engulfed in flames by... more »
  • Woman woke sleeping residents to escape fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An apartment fire that took the life of one woman has some displaced today. The fire happened a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Carrollton Avenue. The building consisted of 10 studio apartments, eight of which were occupied at the time. ... more »
  • One dead following busy night for BR firefighters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 4:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was killed in an apartment fire early Wednesday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Firefighters were called to the complex in the 800 block of North Carrollton just after 1 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the complex was "fully involved" in... more »
  • Family pets die in Monday evening house fire

    March 23, 2015 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A cat and bird died in a fire at a house in Old Jefferson Monday. Firefighters said they arrived to the home on Commission Avenue and found flames pouring out of openings - windows and doors; smoke was coming from the attic vents. It took almost... more »
  • WBR looking for more firefighters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 7:21 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Fire Chiefs Mike Alleman and Tim Crocket from the West Baton Rouge Fire Department joined the fire service to help those they live with, as well as the entire community. The number of people serving in fire crews across the nation is down. Alleman and Crocket stopped... more »
  • Arson blamed for Tuesday night apartment fire

    March 17, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire bug lit two vehicles on fire under the awning of an apartment Tuesday night and it spread to the building, the fire department said. One of eight units in the building at the Stumberg Condominiums on Stumberg Lane near the intersection of Jefferson Highway... more »
  • BRFD responds to fire at Frank's Smokehouse

    March 16, 2015 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a fire at Frank's Smokehouse Sunday night. They were called to the business in the 8300 block of Airline Hwy. around 9 p.m. It took crews about 30 minutes to get the blaze that inverstigators believe started in the... more »
  • Police: Driver sets herself on fire, jumps off bridge

    March 13, 2015 1:59 AM

    EUGENE, OR - Police in Eugene, Oregon, say a 39-year-old driver apparently set herself on fire, crashed her car on a bridge and jumped 40 feet to a park below. The woman is being treated for critical injuries at a Portland-area hospital. Someone called 911 Thursday afternoon and reported a... more »
  • Boat fire kills man on board

    March 8, 2015 3:46 PM

    SULPHUR - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a boat and claimed the life of a man on board. Authorities were notified of the fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Dunn Ferry Road, which crosses the Calcasieu West Fork - a tributary to the Calcasieu... more »
  • Second space heater related blaze over weekend

    March 8, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire officials blame a space heater for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in Baton Rouge Sunday morning. The fire happened around 10:36 a.m. at a home where two people lived on 1024 North 28 St. Fire fighters say a family pet... more »
  • One dead in fire suspected to be caused by space heater

    March 8, 2015 12:10 PM

    ROSEDALE - A man is dead after a fire broke out at his home in Iberville Parish. Fire officials say they found multiple space heaters throughout the home on 78755 Rosedale Road where 64-year-old Curtis Trosclair lived. The fire happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say they found... more »
  • Ascension Parish offers haven for fire victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 6, 2015 3:53 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - One special house in Ascension Parish gives victims of fires a place to live after disaster strikes. Along Highway 621 in Prairieville the Ascension Fire House helps fire victims begin the road to recovery. In the past five years nearly two dozen families have used the house... more »
  • Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    March 3, 2015 12:13 PM

    OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... more »
  • Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

    March 3, 2015 11:49 AM

    GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday. Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport... more »
  • Early morning house fire due to electrical malfunction

    February 28, 2015 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where five people lived. It happened Saturday morning around 2 a.m. in the in the 1000 block of Columbus Dunn. Fire officials say a faulty breaker box in the laundry room started... more »
  • Arson blamed for fires at two vacant homes

    February 23, 2015 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are investigating at least two fires at vacant house fires in Baton Rouge Monday night/Tuesday morning. Crews were called to an abandoned home in Old South Baton Rouge after a massive blaze gutted the structure Monday evening. The fire was at the intersection... more »
  • Firefighters respond to Baton Rouge house fire

    February 22, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire broke out at a house in Baton Rouge Sunday night. Baton Rouge firefighters responded to the blaze around 6:20 p.m. on 2280 Gore Rd. Fire officials are still investigating what happened. more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire under investigation

    February 22, 2015 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house was halfway engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived at a residence in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning. The fire happened around 6:20 a.m. at a house on 7625 Glen Oaks Dr. According to District 6 firefighters, no one was in the house... more »
  • Church gives back to firefighters after massive blaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 3:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A church that survived a massive fire in Denham Springs earlier this month gave back to first responders Thursday. The fire destroyed a medical equipment store and the neighboring beauty salon. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours to keep it from spreading to New Covenant Church.... more »
  • Firefighters call North St. fire unintentional check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 5:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation remains ongoing, but firefighters in Baton Rouge said a house fire in the 3000 block of North Street was unintentional and foul play is not suspected at this time. Firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze at a home at the intersection of North... more »
  • Investigators rule massive fire accidental

    February 18, 2015 11:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Fire investigators said they've officially ruled a massive inferno at a medical supply business accidental. On February 3, the Magnolia Respiratory & Medical Equipment burned to the ground. The building, at 239 Florida Avenue Southeast, ignited into a bright glow as huge, orange flames poured into... more »
  • Blast hits Southern California Exxon refinery

    February 18, 2015 12:12 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Southern California authorities say an explosion has occurred at an Exxon Mobil refinery in the city of Torrance, triggering a very large smokestack flare to burn off flammable product. Torrance police Sgt. Paul Kranke says are roads are closed after the Wednesday morning incident and ash is... more »
  • Fire from W.Va. oil train derailment burns for 3rd day

    February 18, 2015 12:08 PM

    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. - A fire triggered by the derailment of a train carrying crude oil is smoldering for a third day in southern West Virginia. State public safety division spokesman Larry Messina said Wednesday that the fire was 85 percent contained. The train carrying 3 million gallons of North... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire ruled accidental

    February 17, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child playing too close to a space heater with some paper is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of Lobelia. The paper caught on fire, causing it to spread through the... more »
  • Arrest made in one of three Wednesday night fires

    February 11, 2015 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person escaped a burning home, another was arrested for starting one the third fire to burn homes Wednesday night was blamed on inattentive parents. The fires ignited near-simultaneously around 7 p.m. Two houses caught on fire on St. Katherine and one burned on N. Marque... more »
  • Baby goats among dozens of animals killed in barn blaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 9:05 PM

    CENTRAL - A family is turning to the Internet to help rebuild their barn that burned to the ground Saturday with dozens of animals inside. The fire at South Shamrock Stables on Blackwater Road killed 15 rabbits, 25 baby chicks and three goats. Tom and Casey Maloy moved... more »
  • Parents outraged after daughter's hair was set on fire at school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:16 PM

    ZACHARY - Friday, an 8th grader at Northeast High left school early after her hair was singed when another student flicked a lighter behind her head. The girl, who WBRZ has decided not to identify, had her hair set on fire. Her parents, who spoke to WBRZ on... more »
  • Deadly house fire in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a house fire reported in Baton Rouge has taken the life of at least one person. Investigators said they're looking into the cause of the fire at a home on Park Drive, off of Florida Boulevard. The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m.... more »
  • Crews describe fight to save church from business fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2015 4:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The State Fire Marshall's Office spent Wednesday searching for the cause of a massive fire that destroyed two businesses in Denham Springs Tuesday. For more than eight hours smoke billowed from Magnolia Respiratory and Medical Equipment and a neighboring beauty salon. After battling the blaze for... more »
  • Dog rescued during apartment fire

    February 4, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters rescued a dog out of a smoke-filled apartment early Wednesday morning in Baton Rouge. Investigators said the fire happened at a set of apartments located at 1741 Brightside Lane just before 9 a.m. due to an electrical malfunction in a wall outlet. When they arrived... more »
  • HVAC system may have sparked massive Denham blaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2015 12:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Fire investigators will return to the burned rubble of a medical supplier Wednesday morning to continue to isolate a cause of a blaze that sent plumes of smoke into the sky above Livingston Parish and closed US 190 through downtown Tuesday. The huge bright, orange flames... more »
  • Maringouin mayor calls for an end to 'fire fiasco' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 10:30 PM

    MARINGOUIN - Monday, the new mayor broke her silence about her decision to replace the town's fire chief; a decision that has brought controversy to the streets of this usually quiet Iberville Parish community. "At the end of the day, he's out," Mayor Demi Vorise said. "It's my decision;... more »
  • Deadly fire kills family of four

    January 31, 2015 2:05 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Four people have died following a mobile home fire in Avoyelles Parish. The state Fire Marshal's office says that four people died in the fire late Thursday including 32-year-old Stanley Charrier; his mother, 62-year-old Catherine Charrier; his 9-year-old son Carlin Charrier and his 12-year-old stepdaughter Emily Graham Monique... more »
  • 9 units damaged during Florida Blvd. apartment fire

    January 30, 2015 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged 9 units in a Florida Blvd. apartment building complex on Friday. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire at the apartment in the 10000 block of... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Surviving Modern Fires check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 6:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The open floor plans, synthetic materials and plush furniture in modern homes can turn a house fire into a raging inferno faster than ever. The fast-moving flames deplete the oxygen-supply, replacing it with a deadly black smoke and poisonous gases that can kill you in minutes.... more »
  • St. George Fire millage proposals pass Metro Council

    January 28, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After voting down a similar millage proposal at their previous meeting, the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved two millage requests to fund the St. George Fire Protection District. St. George initially asked for a 3.25 millage tax for 20 years, which the Metro Council denied.... more »
  • 2 dead in Calhoun mobile home fire

    January 28, 2015 12:39 PM

    CALHOUN - The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a mobile home fire that claimed two lives in the Ouachita Parish community of Calhoun. Officials say that the bodies of two adult occupants of the home were found in the charred debris early Wednesday morning. The Fire Marshal's... more »
  • Son accused of setting father's home on fire

    January 26, 2015 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man Saturday after his father said the man set his house on fire while he was inside. Investigators accused 49-year-old Elton Barrow of aggravated arson. Firefighters said they were called out to the burning home on Avenue G just after... more »
  • House caught on fire due to electrical malfunction

    January 25, 2015 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where a family of four lived. It happened Sunday evening around 5 in the in the 5000 block of Frey St. just north of an apartment fire that started two minutes earlier. Fire... more »
  • Unattended cooking causes apartment fire

    January 25, 2015 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge firefighters put out flames at an apartment complex Sunday evening. The fire broke out at the Kingston Point Apartments on 1919 Blvd. De province around 5p.m. Firefighters arrived to the seen and quickly extingished the flames where they believed started due to unattended... more »
  • Father sentenced to 4 years in children's deaths

    January 23, 2015 10:45 AM

    HOUMA - A man whose two young children died in a March 15 house fire in Houma has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Courier reports 22-year-old Romell Welsh Sr. pleaded guilty this week to two counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of 2-year-old Romell Welsh Jr.... more »
  • Firefighters keep dogs, cats & birds smoke-free in fire

    January 19, 2015 10:38 AM

    SLIDELL - A St. Tammany Parish fire chief says firefighters saved six dogs, five cats and five birds from being hurt by smoke from a fire next door. Chief Chris Kaufmann of Fire District No. 1 says the animals were being boarded at Bow Wow Dog Grooming when a grocery... more »
  • 3 firefighters charged with arson

    January 18, 2015 12:53 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - Three volunteer firefighters in Hancock County have been arrested on allegations of arson. Hancock County Sheriff's say that on Friday that 27-year-old Marie Gill, of Gulfport, faces two counts of arson and one count each of conspiracy to commit arson and tampering with evidence. Twenty-nine-year-old... more »
  • Preparation key to surviving fires check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 14, 2015 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When temperatures drop each winter, the number of house fires rises as people try to stay warm. That's already happened several times this year. When it does, the American Red Cross is there to assist families in need. Nancy Malone joined us on 2une In Wednesday morning... more »
  • WBR parish-wide fire chief resigns

    January 12, 2015 1:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The first parish-wide fire chief for West Baton Rouge Parish resigned less than a year after landing the position. The parish president's office said Chief Charles Stephens resigned at the Board of Commissioners meeting Jan. 8. Stephens isn't leaving the department, but said he thinks he... more »
  • Heater blamed for LSU apartment fire

    January 9, 2015 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a faulty heating unit was to blame for a reported fire at an apartment complex on the LSU campus Friday morning. The fire happened at the Edward Gay Apartments off Roosevelt Drive, north of the campus. Smoke was seen pouring out of one of... more »

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