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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Million-dollar home damaged by fire

    July 9, 2012 3:16 PM

    ZACHARY - Investigators said they're still looking into the cause of a fire which did thousands of dollars in damage to a large home in Zachary this morning. Four departments responded to the million-dollar home on Jackcock Road around 9 a.m. today, including Zachary, Baker, Slaughter and Central fire... 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 »
  • BRFD: Lightning hit tree, set home on fire

    July 2, 2012 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning struck a tree during this afternoon's storms and traveled into a nearby home, igniting a fire according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Spokesperson Robert Combs said the home on 3021 Margebrook Drive had quite a bit of damage, but no one was home at... 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 »
  • Hundreds sign up for "Operation Save A Life"

    December 31, 2010 8:47 PM

    More than 400 families in the Baton Rouge area signed-up for a tool that could save their lives. The "Operation Save A Life" program kicked-off two weeks ago, to help people get a smoke-detector for their homes if they can't afford one. The State Fire Marshal's Office says... more »
  • House fire in Baker caused by unattended stove

    November 14, 2010 11:51 AM

    BAKER – Firefighters say a pot of oil left heating on a stove while the cook made a quick trip to the store is what led to a house fire this weekend. Crews were called to a fire at 4208 Gibbens Payne Drive in Baker, and found heavy smoke coming... more »
  • I-10W back open after RV fire

    November 5, 2010 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound lanes on I-10 that were closed due to a vehicle fire have been reopened, according to a spokesman with the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Three lanes and the exit onto College were shut down after a motor home pulling a car caught fire, though the... more »
  • Local offices, issues decided in general election

    November 3, 2010 12:10 AM

    Several local issues and offices were decided in the general election tonight. All local issues passed, including a 1.25 millage increase for East Baton Rouge St. George Fire Department and a crime prevention fee for residents of Shenandoah Estates in East Baton Rouge. Here's a list of local... more »
  • Alligator Hunter among celebrities at weekend benefit

    October 8, 2010 7:48 AM

    Reality TV Star Troy "Chute-Em" Landry will be a celebrity guest this Sunday at a benefit to raise money for the Pierre Part Fire Department. The Department is made up of all volunteers. Landry is well known in this area for his role on "Swamp People," a reality show... more »
  • Airport explosions just film special effects

    June 30, 2010 6:08 AM

    New Orleans' City Hall wants people to know that explosions at Lakefront Airport this week are just part of a movie. The Mayor's Office says the airport's fire department and Orleans Levee District police are monitoring the special effects, which include black smoke and occasional explosions. Filming began Monday and... more »
  • More hydrants coming to Central neighborhood

    May 18, 2010 4:57 PM

    Some homeowners in Central worry there aren't enough fire hydrants in their neighborhood. Bridlewood Subdivision has about 250 families and only three fire hydrants. Central Fire Captain Derek Glover says that could have been the standard more than 30 years ago when the subdivision was started. He also tells... more »
  • Car fire spreads to home in Baker

    May 9, 2010 12:54 PM

    Investigators believe a suburban parked in a car port caught fire and spread to the attached home. It happened in the 3400 block of Buchanan Street in Baker earlier today. Howard Ward, with the Baker Fire Department, said several family members were able to get out safe before the... more »
  • Denham Springs evacuation update

    March 31, 2010 8:17 AM

    Update: According to Louisiana State Police, residents will not get back home before noon. However, they could return home possibly this afternoon. Firefighters say they've had some flare ups overnight, but it's still under control. As soon as the sun rises, the investigation into the fire will continue. According to... more »
  • Warehouse fire morning update

    March 31, 2010 5:36 AM

    Firefighters say they've had some flare ups overnight, but it's still under control. As soon as the sun rises, the investigation into the fire will continue. According to Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness 48 people signed in to the shelter yesterday at Eastside Elementary on Lockhart Road, but since... more »
  • Warehouse fire almost out, evacuation still in effect

    March 30, 2010 10:50 PM

    Update: Louisiana State Police are saying the warehouse fire on Eden Church Road is “technically out.” Fire departments from Livingston, East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes were called to Coco Resources on Eden Church Road in Denham Springs. The fire then spread to the neighboring ITT Processors. The fire at... more »
  • No one hurt in morning house fire

    March 23, 2010 12:07 PM

    No one was hurt in a morning house fire at 2580 Winnebago street in Baton Rouge. Around four residents were home at the time of the fire. The cause was combustibles too close to a space heater, according to Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department. ... more »
  • Arson suspected in Baton Rouge house fire

    January 23, 2010 12:33 PM

    Firefighters believe arson caused a house fire at 13801 Brookview in Baton Rouge. The fire started early this morning in the back of the house, eventually spreading throughout. No one was inside when the fire started, but owners returned home to find firefighters putting out the flames. If you have... more »
  • 5-year-old boy starts house fire

    January 16, 2010 12:10 PM

    A family is safe after a fire broke out in their home at 3157 Lake Forest Park in Baton Rouge last night. Investigators say the fire started when a 5-year old boy was playing with matches. The fire spread from a closet, to bedrooms, and finally to the... more »
  • McDonald's fire under control

    January 12, 2010 3:56 PM

    Update: The Baton Rouge Fire Department says fire at the McDonald's on Government Street is now under control. The fire was contained to the attic of the restaurant, but everything below sustained water damage. BRFD says its investigators are still working with the owner and insurance agents. There... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Shreveport school shooting

    December 11, 2009 2:18 PM

    Update: A 28 year old man is in jail, accused of shooting a girl as she arrived at a Shreveport school Friday morning. 18 year old Tammie Spates was shot several times as she arrived at Booker T. Washington High School. Police say Spates was able to name... more »
  • State of the art fire station unveiled in Baker

    November 16, 2009 5:01 PM

    Firefighters in Baker have revealed a new fire station, equipped with technology that could improve response times. News 2's Michael Shingleton gets answers on how it could help save lives and property. more »
  • Baker leaders endorse EBR tax proposal

    November 3, 2009 11:27 AM

    The $900 million tax proposal in East Baton Rouge Parish was endorsed Tuesday by Baker Mayor Harold Rideau, Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps and the fire department. The leaders made the announcement at a press conference with Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden. The tax proposal includes more than... more »
  • Car fire caused by mechanical problem in engine

    October 27, 2009 7:53 PM

    Update: The Baton Rouge Fire Department says the cause of the car fire was a mechanical problem with the engine. The female driver of a 2002 Buick LeSabre stopped at the corner of Louise Street and Thomas Delpit Drive when her car caught fire. The driver behind her flagged... more »
  • Car fire at Louise and Thomas Delpit

    October 27, 2009 6:41 PM

    The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently working a car fire at Louise Street and Thomas Delpit Drive. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. It is also unknown if there were any injuries. News 2 will update as soon as new information becomes available. more »
  • Cause of early morning house fire unknown

    October 5, 2009 5:10 AM

    Firefighters responded to a house fire around 12:30 a.m. at 9846 Great Smokey Avenue in Baton Rouge. The fire started in a bedroom, and it was contained to that area. The rest of the home suffered heat and smoke damage. No one was home at the time of the fire. more »
  • Married couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

    August 20, 2009 5:37 PM

    Hammond Police say 29-year-old David Sibley shot and killed his wife Joyce before killing himself on Thursday. It happened on West Dakota St. near the Southeastern Louisiana University campus. Sources tell News 2 David Sibley worked for the St. George Fire Department. Joyce Sibley, 27, worked for Tangipahoa Animal... more »

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