BATON ROUGE - A Christmas tree can bust into flames within seconds, if safety precautions are not taken this holiday season.
Real or fake, homes around the country catch fire every year because of dry trees or electrical problems in a home.
This holiday season, be sure to... more »
Firefighters tell News 2, over half of all house fires in the state during the winter months, have something to do with a space heaters, and when they go up in flames there's almost no stopping it. That’s why Fire Marshal Butch Browning has given these steps to preventing space... more »
An LSU AgCenter forestry agent says people living near forests need to landscape for fire safety using fire-resistant yard plants. Keith Hawkins says there's no fireproof plant, but baldcypress, red maple and sweet gum are less flammable than most. Ornamental junipers, yaupon holly, red cedar and young pine - and... more »
Change your clock, change your battery. Install a new battery of the proper type at least once a year. If the low battery warning beeps, replace the battery immediately. We change our clocks back one hour Saturday, October 31, so this a good time to change your smoke alarm batteries,... more »
As cooler weather moves into the Baton Rouge area just in time for the weekend, many people may begin to use heating equipment to warm their homes.
Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months... more »
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Florida) is asking FEMA to repeal $997,402 awarded to ACORN in New Orleans. The group received the grant on September 4 from FEMA as part of its Fire Prevention and Safety Grants program. ACORN plans to use the money to assess fire safety low-income homes and hand... more »