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  • BRFD: Morning house fire on Balboa Drive

    April 25, 2016 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say a pot left on the stove was behind a fire in 9600 block of Balboa Drive Monday morning. BRFD reports they were on the scene at around 7:50 a.m. to find the fire in the kitchen. Investigators say the fire burned around the stove before... more »
  • BRFD responded to house fire on Keokuk Drive

    April 25, 2016 6:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire just before 4 a.m. on Keokuk Drive. According to the fire department, firefighters arrived at the scene and saw fire coming from the rear window of the home. Fire crews got the fire under... more »
  • Authorities respond to house fire on Kentucky Street Friday afternoon

    April 8, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department has responded to a house fire in the 2000 block of Kentucky Street. The house is located near the corner the corner of Kentucky and East Harrison streets Friday afternoon. A call about the fire was received at 3:11 p.m. Firefighters are currently... more »
  • Winnsboro house fire kills father and sons, leaves 3 others injured

    March 24, 2016 12:04 PM

    WINNSBORO - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal investigators are currently on the scene of a fire that killed a father and his sons in an early morning fire in Winnsboro. Three others were seriously injured in the fire, according to the State Fire Marshal. Investigators responded to a call around... more »
  • BRFD: Accidental house fire on Bon Crest Avenue on Wednesday morning

    March 23, 2016 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday morning on Bon Crest Avenue. According to the department, the cause of the house fire was accidental. When firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire was coming from the roof of the house. According to... more »
  • Dogs rescued from burning house by St. George FD

    March 5, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Department says firefighters rescued a pair of family pets while extinguishing a blaze that started at a house in the 16100 block of Batavia Avenue Friday night. A neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from attic vents, and firefighters were on the scene... more »
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in overnight house fire Play Video

    March 4, 2016 3:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two people were killed and one was injured in an overnight house fire in Baton Rouge. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 1600 block of N. 38th Street near Gus Young around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. Two people were found dead at the scene. One... more »
  • Crews respond to 3 fires overnight in Baton Rouge

    February 25, 2016 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities have responded to three fires throughout the Baton Rouge area since Wednesday night. The first fire broke out around 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Oleander Street. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Fire Department says the blaze was determined an arson fire and is being... more »
  • Electrical issue likely cause of North 39th Street fire

    February 12, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire on North 39th Street just after noon Friday. Investigators say it appears the fire was sparked by an electrical issue inside the home, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. Two... more »
  • Neighbor arms herself with garden hose to help fight B.R. house fire Play Video

    February 8, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A conscientious neighbor armed herself with a garden hose and took on the role of self-appointed honorary firefighter early Monday evening at the scene of a fire on Aldrich Drive. Neighbors saw the house on fire, and that’s when one helpful resident took it upon herself... more »
  • Overloaded power cord cause of 79th Street house fire

    January 29, 2016 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say a Friday afternoon house fire in the 1600 block of 79th Avenue was caused by an overloaded power cord. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the scene just before 2 p.m., and the fire was under control within 10 minutes. Firefighters... more »
  • BRFD investigating arson case on Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive

    January 22, 2016 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters are calling an early Friday morning house fire in the 1400 block of Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive a case of arson. BRFD said they responded to the fire just after 3 a.m., and they had it under control but 3:42 a.m. Investigators said the... more »
  • House destroyed by extension cord fire

    January 17, 2016 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a Baton Rouge home was destroyed in an electrical fire which broke out Sunday afternoon. Mark Miles with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire at 4816 Gus Young started just after 3 p.m. BRFD crews said when they arrived smoke was pouring... more »
  • Sheriff: 34 pet cats die in upstate New York shed fire

    December 26, 2015 6:16 PM

    PORTER - Nearly three dozen pet cats housed in an upstate New York shed have died in a fire. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the 34 cats were discovered by firefighters responding to a blaze Saturday morning. It's unclear what sparked the fire. Fire marshals are investigating. Officials haven't... more »
  • Zachary FD works to put out house fire on Plank Road

    December 21, 2015 4:47 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies directed traffic on Plank Road, near Charlton Road, Monday afternoon as Zachary firefighters worked to put out a house fire. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 3 p.m. Traffic on Plank Road was backed up in both directions as... more »
  • Investigative Unit uncovers questions about apartment where deadly fire happened Play Video

    December 8, 2015 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Code violations and questions about the proper classification of an apartment complex being rented to a group home are issues that are now overshadowed by a deadly fire Tuesday. Before sunrise, an apartment building in the 600 block of N. Donmoor caught on fire. A man... more »
  • River Road house fire prompts arson investigation by St. George FD

    December 7, 2015 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities say a house fire that happened on River Road early Sunday morning was suspicious in nature, and they’re now investigating what they say is a potential case of arson. Units from the St. George Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 10400... more »
  • Smoking in bed cause of house fire that killed Port Barre woman

    November 24, 2015 5:03 PM

    PORT BARRE - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Port Barre woman died during a house fire that was started while she was smoking in bed Tuesday morning. Firefighters from the St. Landry Parish Fire District #2 were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Bellanise... more »
  • Investigators seeking leads in Baton Rouge Arson

    November 14, 2015 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Arson investigators suspect foul play was involved with a vacant house fire in Baton Rouge Saturday. The Baton Rouge Fire Department said firefighters arrived at the scene on St. Katherine Street in Baton Rouge Saturday night to find a vacant house engulfed in flames. First... more »
  • Narcotics agents on scene of Denham Springs house fire

    November 12, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Four people were taken to the hospital and narcotics agents from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office are on the scene after a house in Denham Springs caught on fire early Thursday afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., agents were going through the house on Wonderland Drive in... more »
  • Investigators call Maryland Street house fire arson

    October 2, 2015 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have determined that a fire at a vacant house in the 2200 block of Maryland Street was caused by arson. Firefighters said they responded to the scene of the fire just before 5 a.m. Friday, and they had it under control within 20 minutes of... more »
  • Funerals set for 3 killed in Eunice weekend murder-suicide

    September 29, 2015 6:00 PM

    EUNICE - Funeral arrangements have been announced for the woman and her two daughters killed in a weekend murder-suicide in Eunice. The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says the girls' mother, 39-year-old Carla Watford, shot her daughters, 16-year-old Julia Watford and 9-year-old Jayia Watford, and then started a fire... more »
  • Gonzales arson leaves one suspect dead, second suspect clinging to life Play Video

    August 18, 2015 4:28 PM

    GONZALES - Investigators in Ascension Parish say one suspect is dead and another is clinging to life following an act of recent arson that destroyed a Gonzales home. On the night of Friday, Aug. 14, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a fire at a residence on Tom... more »
  • Fire that destroyed Taft St. home declared arson

    August 14, 2015 11:26 AM

    B ATON ROUGE - Firefighters say arson is the cause of a house fire that burned a Baton Rouge residence to the ground early Friday morning. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a home located at 2358 Taft St. just before midnight Thursday to find the house fully... more »
  • Firefighters attribute Paige St. fire to overloaded extension cord

    August 3, 2015 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say a fire that caused minor smoke damage to a home in the 4000 block of Paige St. was caused by an overloaded extension cord. The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the scene in the noon hour of Monday to find a pile of... 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 »
  • House fire kills Opelousas man, injures 2 first responders

    June 5, 2015 12:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say 54-year-old man has died in a house fire near Opelousas. State Fire Marshal investigators are still looking into the cause. Firefighters responded to the fire Thursday night. Officials say the body of Curtis Iles was found in the hallway outside of his bedroom,... more »
  • Lightning strike blamed for house fire

    April 27, 2015 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters report a fire that destroyed a home in Baton Rouge Monday morning was caused by a lightning strike accompanying severe storms that moved through the region. The Baton Rouge Fire Department received the call just before 9:30 a.m. as high winds, heavy rains and lightning... more »
  • Arson blamed for fire at vacant home

    March 28, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A vacant house is completely destroyed after firefighters say an arsonist lit a house on fire early Saturday morning. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. at a house located on 4000 Mayan St. Fire officials say the property was completely engulfed in flames by... more »
  • Charges for a mom after kids died in a fire

    February 25, 2015 7:46 PM

    EATON, OHIO- A mom faces charges after she left her kids home alone and the house burned to the ground, killing the ten and nine-year-olds. Chastity Hall faces child-endangerment charges and is in jail on $50,000 bail. Authorities contend they had been to the home before, since her son... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire ruled accidental

    February 17, 2015 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child playing too close to a space heater with some paper is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of Lobelia. The paper caught on fire, causing it to spread through the... more »
  • Deadly house fire in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a house fire reported in Baton Rouge has taken the life of at least one person. Investigators said they're looking into the cause of the fire at a home on Park Drive, off of Florida Boulevard. The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m.... more »
  • House caught on fire due to electrical malfunction

    January 25, 2015 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An electrical malfunction is to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge where a family of four lived. It happened Sunday evening around 5 in the in the 5000 block of Frey St. just north of an apartment fire that started two minutes earlier. Fire... more »
  • Fast response from firefighters saves Linwood St. home

    January 12, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rapid response from the Baton Rouge Fire Department saved most of a home Monday morning as firefighters contained a fire in just over 10 minutes. A BRFD spokesperson said firefighters arrived at the scene on Linwood Street near Seneca Street shortly after 10 a.m. to find... more »
  • Man tried to save uncle from deadly house fire Play Video

    January 7, 2015 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man says he tried to save his uncle from a fire in Baton Rouge, but the smoke was too thick to enter the home. The Baton Rouge Fire Department says 58-year-old Vernon Mack died just before midnight Tuesday on Stearnes Street near Plank Road. The... more »
  • Chimney fire burns house on Christmas morning

    December 25, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were able to control a fire that burned up a chimney and into the attic of a home on Camellia Avenue in the Garden District Thursday. The family said they had a party Wednesday night and watched the fire burn out but awoke to flames... more »
  • Woman accused of burning BF's clothes, house

    December 12, 2014 10:15 AM

    BAYOU VISTA - Authorities say a 29-year-old Bayou Vista woman has been booked with simple arson after she set her boyfriend's clothes on fire in her home. St. Mary Parish sheriff's Lt. Sennet Wiggins says Robyn Blanc was booked Thursday with simple arson. Wiggins told The Daily Review Blanc did... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish man dies in house fire

    December 10, 2014 12:27 PM

    ROSELAND - The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating a fatal house fire in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Roseland. Officials say when firefighters from the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department and the Amite Fire Department arrived at the scene around 4 a.m. Wednesday they found flames coming from two sides... more »
  • Fire: One dead in morning house fire

    December 6, 2014 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge fire officials say a man was killed in a house fire Saturday morning. The single family house on Braddock Street near Howard Street caught fire at around 6 a.m. Officials say a man between 30 and 35 years old was found passed out... more »
  • Burned homeless sanctuary had code violations Play Video

    November 19, 2014 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fire that tore through a house on Plank Rd. Monday revealed fire code violations and forced even more people out of other homes. "The law is very clear," Fire Marshal Butch Browning said. Investigators found the two-story home was not properly permitted as commercial... more »
  • Early morning fire ruled arson

    November 13, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said a fire this morning at a vacant house in Baton Rouge was intentionally set. The fire happened around 4:20 a.m. at a vacant home at 491 Tusacloosa Avenue. Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed when they arrived. The fire was so intense... more »
  • Family says electrical fire caused child's death

    November 9, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of a 2-year-old killed in a house fire is asking for help covering their expenses. Marques Veals, 2, was found dead in the burned home on the 5300 block of Paige street. Family members say it was an electrical fire.Fire officials say the fire... 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 »
  • 2 juveniles accused of arsons

    November 4, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with a pair of fires at vacant houses in Baton Rouge this week. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the first fire at 4:50 p.m. last Sunday in the 2000 block of Bond Street. Investigators said they suspected... more »
  • BRFD: House fire intentionally set

    October 20, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a fire at a vacant house in Baton Rouge Monday was the work of arson. Firefighters responded to 3131 Riley around 10 a.m. and said the rear of the building was burning when they arrived. By the time the fire was brought under... more »
  • Crews respond to large fire

    September 23, 2014 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple fire crews responded to a large house fire in Old South Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. The fire broke out a few blocks away from McKinley High School on East Johnson Street. Firefighters said one house was completely destroyed before the fire was brought under... more »
  • Arson determined to be cause of house fire

    August 25, 2014 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said someone intentionally set fires which damaged a home in Baton Rouge early Monday morning. The fire happened at 2715 Iroquois Street and was called in at 5:19 a.m. Firefighters said they found several small fires inside the home when they got on scene, and... more »
  • Elderly man dead

    July 20, 2014 7:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 90 year old man died Saturday in the 1500 block of Bay Street near Scenic highway. Investigators say the man and his 87 year old wife were inside their home when an electrical fire happened. Neighbors say they tried to break down the door before... more »
  • BRPD: Body in burned home had been shot

    July 14, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge man whose body was found in burned home had also been shot. Investigators said the body of Laross Davis, 35, was found in his home on Eaton Street around 6:30 a.m. Firefighters said they had been called to the home... more »
  • Lightning sparks inferno at one house, singes two others Play Video

    July 8, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday afternoon's storms sent firefighters scrambling across Baton Rouge to deal with three house fires caused by lightning strikes. Crews worked lightning-caused fires on Twelve Oaks Avenue, Destrehan Drive, and Kenmore Avenue. All were reported shortly after 4 p.m. as storms rolled through the region. ... more »
  • Fallen tree causes Greenwell St. house fire

    July 2, 2014 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they traced the origins of a Tuesday morning house fire on Greenwell St. back to a tree that fell on the house this past Sunday. BRFD said they responded to reports of fire coming from the front bedroom window of a residence at 4068... more »
  • BRFD: Kid playing with candles started house fire

    May 30, 2014 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they put out a fire on Friday morning started by a child playing with a candle. BRFD said they responded to a report of a house fire at 1566 Goudchaux St. around 8:15 a.m. and found flames coming from the living room and kitchen... more »
  • BRFD investigating house fire

    May 19, 2014 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they're still working to figure out how a house fire started in Old South Baton Rouge Monday morning. A Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson said more than half the home on Buchanan Street was destroyed by the fire, which was reported just after 11... more »
  • Authorities: House fire and car burglary likely related Play Video

    April 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators believe a car break-in, the vehicle and house fire that followed are related. Thursday night, crews responded to a fire on Hope Circle in Livingston Parish near Lockhart Dr. The house and a car underneath the awning were destroyed. The house had been foreclosed... more »
  • Fire under control on Colorado St.

    March 23, 2014 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters were on scene of a house fire at 2033 Colorado St. on Sunday morning. No injuries were reported. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Dept. said the fire was under control before 11 a.m. Sunday. A resident said she noticed smoke in the... more »
  • Space heater causes house fire in Baton Rouge

    March 17, 2014 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said combustibles placed too close to a portable heater were to blame for a house fire in Baton Rouge this morning. The fire happened around 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of North Lark. Firefighters said it started in the rear bedroom of the... more »
  • 2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

    March 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife. It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell. Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... 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 »
  • Man killed in house fire

    February 22, 2014 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into a house fire that sparked Saturday night. A spokesperson with the Central Fire Department says a 64-year-old man was found unconscious in a bedroom at a house on Greenwell Street around 7 p.m. James Crockett was transported to a hospital where... more »
  • Family escapes burning house, firefighters injured

    February 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two firefighters were injured battling a massive house fire in Livingston Parish Friday night. The fire sparked around 10 p.m. at a house on Caney Branch Road in Denham Springs. The fire was so hot it melted one firefighter's boots and blistered his face mask,... more »
  • BRFD: Fire victim was trying to stay warm Play Video

    January 22, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a man who died in a structure fire early Wednesday morning in Baton Rouge had lit several fires in the building to try and stay warm. Investigators said Curtis Moore, 71, was found in the back of the home at 3751 Sycamore Street after... 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 »
  • Grandmother lost in house fire Play Video

    November 26, 2013 5:09 PM

    BRUSLY - The only thing Verna Craig's family will have to remember her on Thanksgiving will be a side dish she prepared the night before a fire destroyed her mobile home and claimed her life. "I usually fry the turkeys," said Robert Seals, Craig's son. "But she made a... more »
  • BRFD investigating vacant house fire

    November 26, 2013 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they're looking into what started a fire at a vacant home in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon. Baton Rouge Fire responded to reports of a fire near 29th and Boyd. When they arrived they found a home there engulfed in flames. BRFD spokesperson Curt... more »
  • Space heater likely cause of deadly fire

    November 26, 2013 7:51 AM

    BRUSLY - Investigators said a space heater is likely to blame for a deadly house fire in Brusly early Tuesday morning. Family members said 76-year-old Verna Craig died in the fire, which started just after 5 a.m. at the home on Choctaw Road. Fire marshals said they found... more »
  • Fire at empty house investigated

    November 18, 2013 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said they're looking into what started a fire in an unoccupied house Monday morning in Baton Rouge. Eldon Ledoux with the St. George Fire Department said they and Baton Rouge Fire were dispatched to the home in the 9500 block of Crandon around 7:50 a.m.... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire caused by space heater

    October 24, 2013 2:14 PM

    Baton Rouge- A space heater is being blamed for a house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around noon Thursday in the 2500 block of Madison. Fire investigators say the heater was placed too close to furniture in the living room. The house was engulfed in flames... more »
  • Arson suspected in vacant house fire

    October 23, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is suspected in a vacant house fire in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. Firefighters said the home in the 5200 block of Peerless was engulfed with flames when they arrived. It is considered a total loss. No one was hurt. Anyone with information about... more »
  • Two dogs killed in house fire

    October 3, 2013 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two dogs died in a house fire at 17819 Christopher's Crossing in Baton Rouge this morning. No people were home and one other dog was taken to a veterinarian for care. Firefighers say the fire appears to have begun in the kitchen area, but the... more »
  • Man killed in fire called "hero" in 2004 for trying to save cop Play Video

    September 27, 2013 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man killed in a deadly house fire overnight in Baton Rouge was recognized in 2004 for his attempt to save a Baton Rouge Police officer killed in a shooting. BRFD Spokesperson Curt Monte said Stanford Wilson, 60, died in the fire on North 28th near... more »
  • Baton Rouge house fire under investigation

    August 8, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into what started an early morning house fire in Baton Rouge. It happened around 6 a.m. in the 7000 block of Calumet. The fire started in one of the home's bedrooms, and extended into the attic. Investigators said they're still looking into... more »
  • 72-year-old woman dies in house fire

    July 28, 2013 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 72-year-old woman died in a house fire around 3:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of N. 49th St., according to Baton Rouge Police Department Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says Doris Antwine died inside the home during the fire, and there are no signs of foul... more »
  • Neighbor saves disabled family from burning home Play Video

    July 17, 2013 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother and son, both in wheelchairs, were rescued from their burning home Wednesday evening. Flames tore through the house in the 10800 block of Cedar Bend Avenue in north Baton Rouge. Firefighters said a pot on the stove ignited the blaze. "The fire engulfed the... more »
  • BRFD: Mattress fire started by child with matches

    June 20, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge said a house fire today was started by a child playing with matches, but put out before any major damage could be done. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire was called in just after 3 p.m. from... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Fire sparks at home, woman escapes

    March 12, 2013 11:35 AM

    BAKER - A woman was able to escape as fire ripped through her home. It happened around 11 a.m. in the 1200 block of McHugh Road near Groom Road. Officials say a woman who was there at the time of the blaze was able to escape without injuries.... more »
  • Police: Smoke inhalation killed 7 in Ky. fire

    March 12, 2013 9:10 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Kentucky State Police say smoke inhalation killed a couple and five children - including two friends spending the night - in a house fire over the weekend. Trooper Shane Jacobs released the cause of death Tuesday morning for those who died Saturday in the blaze in the southern... more »
  • Father loses son in deadly house fire

    February 1, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A house fire killed one person overnight in Baton Rouge, according to firefighters. Crews arrived to the scene just before 10 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of 79th Ave. Investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen, before spreading to other areas of the... more »

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