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  • 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 »
  • Real men drive pink: Fire chief paints truck pink Play Video

    June 1, 2016 10:31 PM

    LOBDELL - The Lobdell Volunteer Fire Department Chief painted his rescue vehicle pink to show solidarity with his crew. It has all of the bells and whistles a firefighter and first responder needs to do their job, but it stands out on any scene. The rescue truck is painted... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • First from WBRZ Investigative Unit: Area fire chief arrested on child porn charges Play Video

    March 10, 2016 11:21 AM

    GONZALES- A District Fire Chief in the City of Gonzales is locked up, accused of possessing child porn. According to booking records, 35-year old Kristopher Johnson was charged with possession of child porn and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction. Johnson was booked on 11 counts of pornography involving... more »
  • Commuter train derails, at least 14 hurt

    March 8, 2016 12:39 AM

    SUNOL, CA - The Alameda Fire Department says 14 people were injured, four seriously, when a commuter train traveling from Silicon Valley to Stockton in Central California derailed Monday night. The department says all passengers have been evacuated from the derailed train and are being checked by paramedics. It says... more »
  • BRFD: Arson caused 2 early morning house fires

    February 15, 2016 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are looking for the person responsible for setting a house on fire early Monday morning. Firefighters say they responded to a call about a house on fire in the 2200 block of Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Firefighters weren't able to contain the blaze before it spread to... more »
  • Dogs, on fire, run from burning home after people report hearing explosions 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 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 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 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 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 »

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