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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Cause of early Monday fire undetermined

    July 7, 2014 6:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters extinguished a fire in the 200 block of South 12th St. near Charles T. Smith Dr. early this morning. It broke out just after 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. When crews arrived, the kitchen and attic for the home were in flames. The rest of the... more »
  • Firemen's butts help community check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2014 6:03 PM

    GONZALES - Firefighters cooked more than 500 Boston butts as part of the annual "Best Butts on Da' Bayou" fundraiser today. The Gonzales Firefighter's Association uses the event to raise money for their fund, money they then dole out to other charities in the community. "We do it... more »
  • Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2014 7:17 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Boston residents are mourning the deaths of two firefighters who were killed when a fire driven by strong winds whipped through a brownstone and trapped them in the basement. Tributes began pouring in Wednesday for Lt. Edward J. Walsh, a 43-year-old father of three who had almost... more »
  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 1, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says its first woman firefighter has died of complications from cancer. A news release says Kathy Wilkerson died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Her age was not stated. The department says funeral arrangements are pending for Wilkerson. She joined the department in... more »
  • Firefighter's remains identified from 9-11

    July 5, 2013 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- The remains of a firefighter killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were recently identified after retesting. The medical examiner's office says the remains of Lt. Jeffery Walz were collected before 2002 but retesting only identified them recently. He was 37 and was killed... more »
  • Missing firefighter found in Belle River

    February 21, 2013 3:22 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Searchers found the body of a Baton Rouge firefighter today after he disappeared into the Belle River more than three weeks ago. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Jacob Lewis, 28, was found more than a mile from where he disappeared into the river while docking... more »
  • Fire academy grads following in fathers' footsteps check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 15, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After saying the last few words of the Firefighter's Oath, 35 men became the newest members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Most are fulfilling a dream they've had for years. But for Josh Gilbaud, that dream goes a little further back "I can always... more »
  • Volunteers from Illinois aid in search for missing firefighter

    February 8, 2013 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A volunteer rescue group from Illinois are helping in the search for a missing firefighter from Baton Rouge. Jacob Lewis fell into Belle River January 30 while trying to get his boat on a trailer. The search for Lewis' body has been unsuccessful. The group... more »
  • Moment of prayer for missing BR firefighter

    February 8, 2013 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a missing Baton Rouge firefighter called today for the community's support in their time of need. Jacob Lewis fell into Belle River January 30 while trying to get his boat on a trailer. The search for Lewis' body has been unsuccessful. Today... more »
  • Woman pulled from fiery wreck

    January 2, 2013 6:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish. State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel... more »
  • Firefighter shot at scene of blaze in western NY

    December 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    WEBSTER, N.Y. - Authorities say a firefighter has been shot while responding to a house fire in western New York. Officials in the town of Webster tell local media outlets that someone shot at firefighters around 6 a.m. Monday when they arrived at the scene of the blaze just... more »
  • Covington firefighter pleads guilty to rape charge

    December 11, 2012 10:06 AM

    COVINGTON - A 29-year-old Covington firefighter accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to forcible rape. The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office says Theodore George Williams could face up to 40 years in prison when he returns to court on Jan. 22 for sentencing. ... more »
  • Fire destroys home in E. Baton Rouge

    November 30, 2012 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire destroyed a home in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon. It happened at 6898 Lacey Drive in northern Baton Rouge around 2:40 p.m. Firefighters said a woman was inside the home when the fire started, but made it out without injury. The... more »
  • Seasonal firefighters win federal health benefits

    July 17, 2012 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON- The White House says about 8,000 temporary firefighters and their families will get access to federal health insurance following a petition drive bolstered by this year's historic fire season in the West. President Barack Obama says the nation has been inspired by the heroism of firefighters battling deadly wildfires... more »
  • One hurt fighting overnight fire in Central

    June 6, 2012 12:07 PM

    CENTRAL - One person was hurt during efforts to put out a house fire last night in Central. Firefighters called to the scene at 2:30 a.m. said the entire house was in flames when they arrived. One firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion at the scene.... more »
  • Crews at CO wildfire to face warm, stormy weather

    May 18, 2012 11:04 AM

    LIVERMORE, Colo.- More than 500 firefighters at a wildfire burning 12 square miles in northern Colorado expect warm stormy weather will make their work more difficult. Rising temperatures and dry thunderstorms are forecast Friday. Fifteen homes remain under evacuation orders but the residents of 65 homes have been allowed to... more »
  • Woman arrested for impersonating firefighter

    May 16, 2012 3:41 PM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Police have arrested a 53-year-old woman for impersonating a firefighter. Authorities say Antonia Munici has been portraying herself as a professional firefighter to friends and co-workers since the 1990s, going as far as obtaining firefighter gear and a fraudulent "professional firefighter" identification card. Police said Wednesday they... more »
  • Livingston Parish firefighter dies in wreck in EBR Parish

    April 28, 2012 7:24 PM

    EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH- A Livingston Parish Firefighter was killed after a crash this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. It happened in Zachary. The firefighter was on a motorcycle when a crash occurred between the motorcycle and another car. News 2 has learned the firefighter worked... more »
  • House destroyed in Friday night fire

    February 25, 2012 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- BRPD is investigating a fire that destroyed a Jolson Drive home. The single alarm fire began around 7pm Friday and was under control by 7:22pm. But in only 20 minutes, the blaze managed to cause $200,000 to the $150,ooo house. A car was also damaged. ... more »
  • Family says goodbye to fallen firefighter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2011 5:56 PM

    WALKER-- You could feel the heart wrenching grief as Scott Osenenko's family and fellow firefighters said goodbye to him for the last time at Revival Temple Church in Walker. You could hear the agony, too, as firefighters in white gloves and dress hats sounded the alarm on a bell... more »
  • Volunteer firefighter dies while battling blaze

    December 3, 2011 4:13 PM

    WALKER, La.- A volunteer firefighter from Livingston Parish died in the line of duty. According to Fire Marshal Butch Browning, 45-year-old Scott Osenenko died while fighting a trailer fire Saturday morning in the 9600 block Florida Boulevard in Walker. He was a volunteer with Fire Protection District Four... more »
  • Wildfire contained near Albany

    November 17, 2011 5:59 PM

    ALBANY - Firefighting crews contained a wildfire Thursday afternoon near Albany. The fire is located south of Hwy. 190, near the end of Blount Road between Albany and Holden. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says the fire has been contained but damaged an estimated 80 acres... more »
  • Frat-house Halloween decorations hinder firefight

    October 9, 2011 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A fire captain battling a three-alarm blaze injured his shoulder when he fell through a floor early Sunday at an off-campus Tulane University fraternity house where Halloween decorations hindered firefighting, the New Orleans Fire Department said. None of the residents were injured in the fire that broke... more »
  • Three volunteer firefighters accused of arson

    September 30, 2011 3:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Authorities in Livingston Parish announced today that three volunteer firefighters have been arrested for intentionally setting almost a dozen fires over the past year. According to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning, his office and the Livingston Police Department have been working together for about a year to... more »
  • Jackson Parish firefighter dies in the line of duty

    September 5, 2011 2:06 PM

    Weston LA- A volunteer firefighter with the Jackson Parish Ward Four Fire Protection District responding to an emergency medical call, has died after being involved in a car crash. Firefighter Christopher Peterson (22 years of age) was operating the department's brush truck and responded to the call for help.... more »
  • Fire destroys family's home in Baton Rouge

    June 5, 2011 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire destroyed a family's home in Baton Rouge. It happened just before noon in the 5500 block of Fairfields Avenue. One person was home when the fire started and escaped unharmed. Baton Rouge Firefighters aren't sure what started the blaze but investigators do not suspect foul... more »
  • 4 New Orleans firefighters burned in 'flashover'

    May 21, 2011 12:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four New Orleans firefighters have been treated for serious burns they suffered while battling an early-morning fire. The four suffered what the department described as "various second- and third-degree burns to their hands, necks and ears" Saturday morning. They had answered a call about smoke... more »
  • Business destroyed, another damaged in early morning fire

    May 1, 2011 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fire destroyed a business and damaged a neighboring business on Choctaw Drive early this morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire started at General Hardware and Plumbing and spread to Dell Radio and TV Service. The blaze also destroyed a boat parked at a... more »
  • Unmanned car crashes into home, ignites fire

    February 13, 2011 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An unmanned car crashed into a home and caught fire late Saturday night. It happened in the 2400 block of Boyd Avenue in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say 28-year-old Jeffery Riley drove off when they attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. After turning... more »
  • Firefighter injured in early morning house fire

    January 2, 2011 10:19 AM

    A firefighter was injured in an early morning house fire. It happened in the 700 block of Woodview Court in Baton Rouge just after 5 a.m. Sunday morning. St. George Firefighters arrived at the scene to find smoke and flames coming from a window above the garage. Five... more »
  • Tanker flips over on the way to a call

    December 15, 2010 8:52 PM

    GONZALES- A fire call turned into a call for help from firefighters in Ascension Parish. A tanker truck full of water flipped on highway 621 at Braud Road as firefighters responded to a grass fire. Police aren't sure why the driver lost control. Crews had to cut him out... more »
  • Investigators: "fire caused by electrical short"

    December 10, 2010 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a morning fire that broke out on the 14000 block of Bay St. was caused by an electrical short in the attic. All of the fire damage was contained to the attic, but firefighters had to tear down the ceiling in the kitchen to... more »
  • Two homes damaged in Thanksgiving fire

    November 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    CENTRAL - One home was destroyed and another had minor damage after a chemical fire earlier this afternoon in Central. Firefighters said the fire started in the garage of a home on North Oak Drive, and the wind carried it to the home next door, which is owned by... more »
  • Early-morning fire forces family from home

    November 25, 2010 4:11 PM

    BAKER – A family was forced from their home after a fire early Thanksgiving morning in the Baker area. Firefighters were called out just before 2 a.m., and said when they arrived heavy smoke was filling the home and the family living there had already made it out safely. Crews... more »
  • Arson to blame for Carlotta Street fire

    October 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    Baton Rouge Fire Investigators believe someone set fire to a mattress in a four-plex house overnight. It happened in the 3300 block of Carlotta Street. No one was living in the unit where the fire started. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it damaged the other... more »
  • St. George firefighter injured in house fire

    October 30, 2010 10:51 AM

    A St. George firefighter injured his shoulder during a house fire. It happened in the 16000 block of Tiger Bend Road overnight. Four people were home when the fire started, no one was injured. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find smoke coming from vents in the roof.... more »
  • Firefighter injured in apartment fire

    October 10, 2010 10:24 AM

    A firefighter with the Central Fire Department was injured in an apartment fire Saturday evening. It happened in the 10800 block of Sullivan Road. Investigators believe the fire started in an electrical breaker box in a closet. No one was home when the fire started. Two apartments were... more »
  • Former firefighter pulls woman from burning house

    October 5, 2010 6:13 PM

    A woman in Plaquemine is lucky to be alive after she was pulled from her burning house by a Good Samaritan. A former firefighter sprung into action when he saw flames shooting from the roof. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on why it took firefighters longer to... more »
  • Firefighter arrested for sex with teen

    August 31, 2010 7:28 AM

    Lafayette police say a third-generation firefighter has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a fire station. Dayne Anthony Leger of Carencro also worked as a substitute teacher at Carencro High School where he met the teen. Leger was on administrative leave until he resigned from... more »
  • Firefighter accused of arson in Terrebonne Parish

    March 15, 2010 10:13 AM

    A firefighter for the Little Caillou Fire Department has been arrested for arson in Terrebonne Parish. The blaze happened at a house in the 5600 block of La. Highway 56 in Chauvin, which is next door to the fire department. Authorities say Jesse Marcel, 21, admitted to starting the... more »
  • Bossier firefighter booked with terrorizing ex-wife

    February 5, 2010 12:22 PM

    Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says a Bossier City firefighter has been booked with terrorizing and cyber-stalking his ex-wife. A news release says 39-year-old David Allen Desadier of Doyline is in the parish jail, his bond set at $205,000. Authorities say he allegedly beat up his ex-wife in... more »
  • Volunteer firefighter arrested for another arson

    January 21, 2010 5:36 AM

    A volunteer firefighter was arrested for the second time for arson in Church Point, Louisiana. According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, Adam Paul Carriere has been arrested again for Simple Arson in connection to a fire at a former rooster fighting facility in Church Point on October 20, 2009.... more »
  • Firefighter hailed as a hero

    December 17, 2009 9:17 AM

    A Shreveport firefighter who died months after he fell from a fire department ladder truck was hailed as a hero during his graveside services Wednesday. Fire Battalion Chief Tommy Adams,52, died over the weekend. He was comatose for months following the February accident, in which he suffered a spinal... more »

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