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  • Dogs, on fire, run from burning home after people report hearing explosions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 20, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a massive fire late Monday evening. The fire broke out on North Stevendale Drive in Baton Rouge. BRFD spokesman Mark Miles says no one was home at the time, but the house was torched beyond repair. Neighbors say they... more »
  • BRFD holds moment of silence to remember victims of 9/11

    September 11, 2015 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department held a moment of silence Friday morning in rememberance of the 2001 terrorist attacks. All 19 fire stations stood at attention for one minute at 7:46 a.m., the same time the first plane hit the North Tower on September 11th, 14 years... more »
  • Elevator rescue

    July 22, 2015 9:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A man had to be hospitalized after becoming wedged beneath an elevator at the UCLA. Authorities say he somehow got stuck in the elevator shaft between the ground floor and the basement floor. Firefighters freed him within ten minutes and is reported to be in fair... more »
  • Police involved in two pursuits Monday evening; one hits gas line

    July 20, 2015 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers had to deal with two police pursuits that happened almost at the same time Monday night. Suspects were apprehended in one, but remained on the loose as of this post in a second. The first chase happened in North Baton Rouge; the second happened in... more »
  • Firefighters investigate a house fire on Sherwood St.

    July 15, 2015 11:08 PM

    The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a house fire at 29714 Sherwood St. The owners were in the house when the fire started.They said they heard a noise that sounded like fireworks. Later that night someone knocked on their door to tell them their back porch was on... more »
  • Former BRFD captain no longer on the force

    July 9, 2015 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department says former captain, Roman Bates, is considered absent without leave following his arrest in Orleans Parish. Authorities arrested Bates in New Orleans on Tuesday for charges that he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Bates is a fugitive... more »
  • New Maringouin fire chief quits 3 months into job check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 6:06 PM

    MARINGOUIN - The Town of Maringouin is once again looking for a fire chief. It comes after the brand new chief quit with just three months on the job. The mayor said Keith Prestenback cited work and family reasons for his departure, and that's not all. "He did... more »
  • Workers hailed as heroes after rescuing 3 from burning home

    June 26, 2015 8:04 AM

    METAIRIE- Six employees of Jefferson Parish's Streets Department have been honored for rescuing three people from a burning house earlier this month in Metairie. Ricky Walker, Rickey Addison, Keith Ellis, Paul Ellis, Don Cunningham and Randy Bass received certificates of merit from Jefferson Parish President John Young Wednesday. On the... more »
  • Homeowners insurance rates drop in East Feliciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 17, 2015 7:10 PM

    JACKSON - Homeowners insurance is cheaper in East Feliciana Parish after some parish fire departments improved their fire ratings. People in Jackson and Wilson will see their rates drop with the average household expected to save about $130 a year. The Jackson Fire Chief gives credit to new... more »
  • Residents relieved about fire tax renewal

    May 3, 2015 7:51 PM

    HOLDEN - Residents in Livingston made it clear that they want to keep their fire department running after voters chose to renew a 11.1 millage tax for another ten years. A whopping ninety-two percent of residents in Holden approved the tax on Saturday in order to save their District... 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 »
  • Baker council to vote to introduce ordinance to increase water rates

    December 14, 2014 6:20 PM

    BAKER - The city council will vote to introduce an ordinance to raise water rates at Tuesday's meeting. Councilwoman Joyce Burgess said she's dedicated to "moving the city forward," and wants to do what's best for residents. If a decision isn't made soon, the city's fire department rating... more »
  • Distracted driver blamed for lake wreck

    December 1, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
  • Volunteer firefighters talk safety at Sorrento Primary

    October 17, 2014 2:22 PM

    SORRENTO - With the month of October nationally designated as Fire Prevention Month, firefighters visited Sorrento Primary School on Friday morning to present fire prevention information to students. Students enjoyed live demonstrations of the actual techniques and tools used in the field by members of the Sorrento Volunteer Fire... more »
  • Dan Klein Rodeo helps fire department check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 19, 2014 3:54 PM

    CLINTON - The 21st Annual Dan Klein Rodeo is happening this weekend. Part of the proceeds are going to the McManus Fire Department. The fire department has been around for the past 28 years and relies heavily on the rodeo to maintain the station. They are able to... more »
  • Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

    July 31, 2014 6:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer. Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters responded... more »
  • Homemade fire bomb used in Baton Rouge arson case

    June 27, 2014 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a homemade fire bomb was used to start a blaze that damaged a home in Baton Rouge. It happened early Friday morning in the 4000 block of Tuscarora St. Investigators say the fire started when some threw a... more »
  • West Baton Rouge council funds parish fire dept.

    June 13, 2014 7:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish Council has adopted a $1.4 million half-year budget for the newly consolidated parish-wide fire department. Parish Financial Officer Phillip Bourgoyne says the budget, which takes effect July 1, sets aside $422,000 in salaries for 19 firefighters and $50,000 for overtime contingencies. The... more »
  • Arsons, blight plague neighborhoods Play Video

    June 12, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three abandoned houses were torched this week and city leaders want the blight problem fixed. The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating arsons at vacant houses on Coolidge Street, Nebraska Street and Tennessee Street. "Blighted homes can become a danger," BRFD's Curt Monte said. "Not... more »
  • Police and fire department budgets cut to fund study check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 29, 2014 10:14 PM

    GONZALES - A city is divided over budget cuts that left the fire and police departments high and dry. Several 2014-2015 fiscal year budget amendments passed at the Gonzales City Council Monday night. Councilmen Gary Lacombe, Timothy Vessel and Terance Irvin moved money away from city projects and... more »
  • Fire Dept.: Arson at Baton Rouge apartment

    April 26, 2014 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says arson is the suspected cause of an apartment fire on Saturday morning. Fire fighters were called to the 11000 block of Sherwood Hollow at around 10:30 am. Officials say the fire started in the downstairs bedroom. The fire destroyed... more »
  • Fire department lost keys

    April 14, 2014 7:26 PM

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA- Hundreds of keys can't be accounted for, for lock boxes that allow firefighters to get into businesses and other locations in case of fire. The Phoenix Deputy Chief blames it on poor record-keeping over the past 15 years. There are 850 keys missing and the department... more »
  • News 2 questions lead to BR firefighter's arrest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 11, 2014 4:19 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The president of the Baton Rouge Firefighters Association was arrested Tuesday when the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit discovered he had an active warrant out for his arrest. State Police arrested Shane Jeremy Spillman on March 1 for second offense DWI and improper lane usage. Booking records... more »
  • Update: Fatal house fire

    February 23, 2014 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More details are emerging regarding Saturday's house fire on Greenwell Street. Fire officials say 64-year-old James Crockett was found in a hallway. He was pronounced dead at Baton Rouge general mid-city. According to authorities, family members on scene alerted fire fighters about Crockett possibly being... more »
  • EBRSO: Driver did donuts before crashing into ditch

    February 18, 2014 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was driving drunk when he crashed into a ditch after he did donuts in the fire department's front yard. The wreck happened on LA 426 west of LA 3245. The fire department was already on scene when police arrived, and said that... more »
  • Trucker spots fire, firefighters rescue family

    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 »
  • House fire on Cadillac in Baton Rouge

    January 16, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A home at 5284 Cadillac St. in Baton Rouge went up in flames Thursday morning around 9:30. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the living room engulfed in flames. The fire was contained to that area, but the rest of the home had heavy smoke and... more »
  • Firefighters have trouble finding unidentifiable properties check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2013 9:53 PM

    CENTRAL - Emergency responders say sometimes it is difficult to locate a residence they're called to for help because many homes do not have address in plain view. The problem is increasing in smaller, rural fire districts including Central, St. Amant and St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish.... more »
  • Budget cuts could close fire station in Baker check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2013 5:53 PM

    BAKER - Thousands of people in Baker could lose their fire protection in November, which is when the fire chief plans to close one of their two stations due to budget cuts. The Lavey Lane fire station will close Nov. 1 if funds aren't found to keep it open,... more »
  • Fire station named in honor of volunteer killed in explosion

    September 9, 2013 10:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A fire station on the west side of the Mississippi River in Ascension Parish was renamed Monday night, honoring the legacy of a volunteer fireman who died in a plant explosion earlier this year. The McCall Palo-Alto station will now be known as the Ronald "Rocky" Morris Fire... more »
  • EBRSO: Man drowns in Amite River after day of drinking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 15, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dive crews with the East Side fire department pulled 25-year-old Jason Kristopher Hamilton Jr.'s body from the Amite River Monday evening. East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputies said Hamilton was drinking at a friends' house before he drowned. "As we understand it, there was alcohol involved,"... more »
  • Firefighters prepare tribute for fallen soldier check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2013 5:12 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Firefighters in Independence prepared today to honor a fallen soldier killed in action recently with a special tribute. The Defense Department said Spc. Christopher R. Drake, 20, of Tickfaw was killed Sunday in Bagram, Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. Today, members... more »
  • Family loses everything in fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 16, 2013 3:17 PM

    ST. AMANT - A knocked-over candle cost a family everything they had in a house fire, according to the St. Amant Fire Department. "The power went out between midnight and one. My husband left for work he had lit candles when the power went out. One of them got... more »
  • Workouts now mandatory at Port Allen Fire Department

    April 11, 2013 1:23 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Fire safety and physical training goes hand-in-hand at the Port Allen Fire Department. Fire Chief Rick Boudreaux just rolled out a new workout rule that applies to every firefighter in his district. They have to do physical training for at least an hour a day. ... more »
  • Canadian rescued after pinned in junk-filled home

    January 18, 2013 12:55 PM

    BURNABY, British Columbia - A Canadian man in his 70s was severely dehydrated after being pinned for several days under debris in his home that had piled up almost to the ceiling. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday a man called to report that he had not seen his... more »
  • Witness: Surveillance video shows truck in air check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 11, 2012 5:19 PM

    GONZALES- A day after a tornado ripped through Ascension Parish, more witnesses are backing the claim that a small truck was lifted several feet in the air by the twister. Surveillance video from a convenience store near the corner of Airline and Babin Road caught what witnesses believe is... more »
  • Renewal tax to be added to upcoming election to save money

    August 8, 2012 9:52 PM

    ST. GEORGE- Fire department leaders here plan to take advantage of the upcoming Presidential Election. The organization will add a tax renewal vote to the election this year, instead of having it on a smaller ballot next year. The fire department says it will also save money and... more »
  • Lightning blamed for fire which destroyed home

    July 27, 2012 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a lightning strike is to blame for a fire which destroyed a Baton Rouge home this afternoon. Barry Mounce with BRFD said they were called to 222 West Woodgate Court at 2:27 p.m. Witnesses said they heard a loud boom as storms moved through... more »
  • Tree falls on home in Baton Rouge

    July 4, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly woman escaped harm after a tree fell on her home this afternoon in Baton Rouge. It happened on Minnesota Street earlier this afternoon. The fire department says one room was damaged from a tree limb that punched a hole in the roof. The... more »
  • Fire Department set to renew Academy

    August 3, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After nearly two years without any new firefighters the Baton Rouge Fire Department will renew its training academy, hiring 35 new firefighters. The city will fund the academy, which was previously nixed due to budget restraints, with money found in the budget. "We are using and... more »
  • Fireman sets up American flag service fundraiser

    April 26, 2011 5:44 PM

    GONZALES, La.- A firefighter hopes to do more for his community than battle flames. Gonzales firefighter Nathan Joos wants American flags in front yards on several holidays. It's a tradition Joos enjoyed when he was growing up in Utah. "It was beautiful, when the holidays would hit, seeing flags... more »
  • Arson suspected in fire at abandoned building

    March 29, 2011 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into a fire that caused some damage to an abandoned building in Baton Rouge. Firefighters were called to the fire on the 500 block of 22nd Street near Spain Street around 9:23 p.m. last night. Barry Mounce with the Baton Rouge Fire... more »

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