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  • Washington Parish volunteer firefighter dies in crash while responding to house fire

    July 7, 2017 4:27 PM

    MT. HERMON – A volunteer firefighter on his way to a house fire was killed in a crash on Thursday in Mount Hermon. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on July 6 near intersection of Mt. Pisgah Road and Burch Road. According to the Washington Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Crews battle house fire on Marylin Drive

    May 18, 2017 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews extinguished a fire at a home on Marylin Drive Thursday evening. Officials have released few details on the fire or the extent of the damage. This is a developing story. Check back for details. more »
  • Crews battle large house fire in Brownsfield Play Video

    May 3, 2017 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders are working to extinguish a large house fire in the Brownsfield area. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Malcolm Drive and Price Avenue. Baker firefighters arriving at the scene discovered smoke and fire coming from the home. Neighbors... more »
  • Dallas police identify suspected gunman

    May 1, 2017 1:31 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas police have identified a 36-year-old man with a criminal record as the suspected gunman who killed one person and critically wounded two others, including a paramedic. Authorities said during a news conference Tuesday that Derick Lamont Brown was has been identified as the man found dead in... more »
  • Arson to blame for Spanish Town Road fire Play Video

    March 23, 2017 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRFD officials say arson is to blame for a fire at a vacant home on Spanish Town Road. Crews responded to the fire in the 1800 block of Spanish Town Road near North 18th Street around 8:00 p.m. Firefighters say they arrived on scene to... more »
  • Firefighter injured in accidental shooting on Greenwell Springs Rd.

    August 15, 2016 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An out-of-town firefighter's gun accidentally fired Monday, possibly during a rescue, and injured another firefighter, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the incident happened at 9003 Greenwell Springs Road Monday afternoon. Hicks said details are... more »
  • Firefighters from 4 departments battle apartment fire on Plank Road

    May 29, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters from four different departments battled a fire at an apartment complex on Plank Road. The fire occurred in the 11000 block of Plank Road, which is in the Brownsfield Fire Department's jurisdiction, but crews from Baton Rouge Fire, Central Fire and Baker Fire were all... more »
  • Crews extinguish fire at pipe facility in Zachary

    February 4, 2016 12:26 AM

    ZACHARY - Firefighters were called to the US Composite Pipe South facility in Zachary just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night. It took the Zachary Fire Department less than 30 minutes to extinguish flames inside the building on Hwy. 61. The cause of the fire, and the extent of... more »
  • Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter

    November 17, 2015 12:57 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York hospital says a volunteer firefighter has received the most extensive face transplant ever performed. The Mississippi man was badly burned in a fire 14 years ago. The surgery, announced on Monday, took place in August at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Forty-one-year-old Patrick Hardison... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • BR firefighter accused of child rape in Tennessee

    June 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge firefighter Thursday for charges he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Roman Bates, 56, Tuesday in New Orleans. He's a captain with the Baton Rouge Fire Department,... more »
  • Louisiana man survives 50-foot fall off Arkansas bluff

    May 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    LONE ROCK, Ark. - A Louisiana volunteer firefighter on a camping trip with some friends says he didn't think twice about helping one of his buddies that fell nearly 50 feet off a bluff Friday. "Average person, that might have killed them," said Galvez Lake Volunteer Firefighter Aaron Kowal.... more »
  • Firefighters rescue duck lodged in fireplace

    April 21, 2015 6:35 AM

    SLIDELL - Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV reports firefighters in St. Tammany Parish responded to an unusual call Sunday from a home in Slidell outside New Orleans. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a large duck trapped in the fireplace with its head... more »
  • Firefighter memorial honors fallen heroes Play Video

    April 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire departments and families from across the state gathered in the capitol city for a ceremony honoring those who dedicated their lives towards the safety of others. A parade, balloon release and statue dedication were some of the few things the crowd did at a firefighter... more »
  • State police: Speed factor in fatal motorcycle crash

    February 23, 2015 11:20 AM

    BRAITHWAITE - Authorities say a New Orleans firefighter died when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit a sign and then struck a culvert. Trooper Melissa Matey says 25 year-old Corey Smith of New Orleans died from injuries suffered in Sunday afternoon's accident on Louisiana Highway 39 in Plaquemines Parish.... more »
  • Court throws out firefighters' gay pride lawsuits

    December 29, 2014 1:45 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has thrown out lawsuits by two Providence firefighters who said their constitutional rights were violated when they were ordered to drive a truck in a gay pride parade. The firefighters, Theodore Fabrizio and Stephen Deninno, argued that they are Roman Catholics and... more »
  • BRFD: Cause of fire where child died unknown Play Video

    November 7, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they're still trying to find out what started the fire that killed a 2-year-old boy in Baton Rouge this morning. Family members said Marques Veals was found dead in the burned home on 5322 Paige Street after the fire was extinguished. Firefighters said... more »
  • Rains bring big gains against California wildfire

    September 26, 2014 2:09 AM

    PLACERVILLE, CA - A day of light rain has brought big gains against a Northern California wildfire, reducing the number of threatened homes from thousands to hundreds. State fire officials say fewer than 300 structures are threatened by the King Fire east of Sacramento on Thursday night, a figure they... more »
  • Crews make gains on massive wildfire Play Video

    July 23, 2014 2:07 AM

    OLYMPIA, WA - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control. With more rain in the forecast, they just hope too much moisture doesn't lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been burned... more »

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