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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 28, 2012 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- Heavy smoke from a kitchen fire killed a family dog, according to the St. George Fire Department.
They said the two-story dwelling, on Lakes Boulevard, was covered in smoke.
The residents were not injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
December 26, 2012 6:22 AM
WEBSTER, N.Y. - Residents of a suburban Rochester, N.Y., neighborhood gutted by a fire set by a man who gunned down four volunteer firefighters have been allowed to return to their homes.
Local media outlets report that authorities began letting homeowners return to their properties in Webster on Tuesday,... more »
December 25, 2012 5:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - It was a Christmas miracle for one family at Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Earlier this month, Mary Parker's house caught fire in the middle of the night. Everyone in the home escaped unharmed, but the fire left nothing.
Parker, known for welcoming anyone and everyone... more »
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 »
December 24, 2012 7:52 AM
DARROW - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating an overnight mobile home fire that claimed the lives of two brothers.
Family members identified the boys as Kevin Porter, 4, and Dimanie Elder, 6.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the boys' mother and two sisters were able... more »
November 9, 2012 9:26 AM
OPELOUSAS - A member of the Opelousas Zydeco music scene has died in a fire in his home.
Police say 49-year-old Shelton Broussard died Tuesday night when a fire broke out in his mobile home.
Broussard was guitarist and founding member of the legendary band, Zydeco Force.
... more »
November 7, 2012 12:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - A fire destroyed a home, killed one family dog and injured two others yesterday on S. Harrell's Ferry Road.
The East Side Fire Department says it got the call at 1:32 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene within two minutes and immediately called for help.
... more »
October 11, 2012 9:04 AM
BALTIMORE - Authorities say a fire ripped through a northeast Baltimore home, killing one adult and four children.
Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says firefighters were called around 2 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the first floor of the home. Cartwright... more »
October 2, 2012 7:06 AM
JENNINGS - A handicapped man has died after a house fire in Jefferson Davis Parish.
It happened Monday night in the 200 block of E. Willis St.
According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, two other people escaped the fire.
Investigators believe it started in a bedroom... more »
September 18, 2012 2:17 PM
CENTRAL - Firefighters in Central saved one cat from a burning home in Central this morning, but said four other cats died in the fire.
Deputy Fire Chief Charles Mondrick said they were called to a kitchen fire at the home on Daytona Drive just after 6 a.m. When... more »
September 12, 2012 12:31 PM
MADISON, Wis. - Prosecutors have charged a southwestern Wisconsin father and his brother with multiple homicide counts in connection with a house fire that left three children dead. Armin Wand III's three sons died in the blaze, which broke out early Friday morning in Argyle, a village of 850 people... more »
August 15, 2012 7:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say a fire from a shed spread to the rear of a home on Missouri St., causing serious damage overnight.
The flames caused damage to the attic, as well as smoke and heat damage to the main house.
Fire investigators believe the shed was... more »
July 9, 2012 10:33 AM
ZACHARY - A house fire in Zachary this morning took four fire departments to get under control.
Members of Baker and Zachary fire departments responded to the fire at 23006 Jacock Road, then called for assitance from other fire departments near the area.
Crews do have the fire... more »
May 31, 2012 3:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities reported power outages and minor damage this afternoon as severe weather moved through the area.
Eldon Ledoux with the St. George Fire Protection District said around 2:30 p.m. a lightning strike caused a small attic fire in a home on Fort Sumpter Drive in the... more »
May 15, 2012 11:19 AM
VILLE PLATTE- The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire that claimed the life of a Ville Platte man. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said in a news release the Ville Platte Fire Department responded to the fire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. Browning says firefighters arrived minutes later... more »
March 15, 2012 3:19 PM
SLIDELL - A Slidell man is under arrest, after deputies found marijuana growing inside a burned home.
Slidell Police said Phillip Poteet admitted he was growing marijuana inside the home, and that a grow lamp set the house on fire.
No one was hurt. Poteet was booked in... more »
March 12, 2012 6:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Brenda Beauchamp lost nearly everything she and the ten people living with her have after a lightning struck started a fire at her neighbor's house.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday, Beauchamp said. Lightning struck her neighbor's home on East Monarch in North Baton Rouge. That's... more »
March 9, 2012 11:20 AM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators suspect arson in a blaze that destroyed a home.
The fire sparked after 9 a.m. in the 2600 block of Lobelia Avenue.
Officials say the fire started in the front of the home.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with any information relating to... more »
March 8, 2012 6:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are investigation what caused a raging fire to spark at a home early Thursday morning, leaving the home severely charred.
It happened around 3:00 this morning in the 10500 block of Allyson Drive.
Officials believe the fire started in the carport, before spreading... more »
February 13, 2012 2:46 PM
Investigators are looking into how a fire started at a home in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon.
It happened just after one in the 2100 block of 68th street.
Investigators say the resident of the home was sleeping, when her dog began to bark.
She awoke to find... more »
February 10, 2012 12:33 PM
MOUNT HEALTHY, Ohio - Several dozen animals rescued from a house fire in a Cincinnati suburb have found temporary shelter with one Ohio family. WCPO-TV reports that a family in Colerain Township has offered to take in almost three dozen of the more than 70 pets rescued from the burning... more »
January 5, 2012 6:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - A smoke detector played a role in saving the lives of a family after their home caught on fire.
Firefighters were called out to the home, located in the 900 block of Timberside Drive shortly after 3:00 this morning.
Officials say one of the residents... more »
January 2, 2012 4:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - A family in Baton Rouge is starting the new year without a place to call home after their house went up in flames.
Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday night in the 700 block of Castlewood Drive.
When they arrived on scene, flames were already... more »
December 26, 2011 4:00 AM
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say the parents and three children of a well-known advertising executive were killed in a fire that tore through the family's waterfront Connecticut home on Christmas morning. Stamford Police say Madonna Badger and a male acquaintance managed to escape the blaze, but Badger's three daughters... more »
December 24, 2011 11:53 AM
ST. GEORGE - Damages from an early morning house fire in St. George that was contained within an hour are estimated at $1 million.
Firefighters responded to the house fire at 21660 Hoo Shoo Too at 2 a.m. and had it completely contained by 3 a.m.
When firefighters... more »
December 22, 2011 7:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials believe an arsonist is to blame for a fire that started inside a vacant home in Baton Rouge.
It happened Wednesday night just after 9 p.m. at a home on North Foster Drive.
Investigators say the fire started in a bedroom and spread... more »
December 16, 2011 2:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are looking into what caused a fire at a Baton Rouge residence Friday morning.
It happened just after 2:00 a.m. at a home in the 2100 block of 71st Ave.
Officials say the fire started in a bedroom and was contained to that... more »
November 23, 2011 8:50 AM
BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a call early Wednesday morning to find a home completely engulfed in flames.
The home, located at 875 N. 40th Street, along with two cars parked in the driveway were destroyed by the fire.
Fire fighters attempted to enter... more »
October 24, 2011 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE- Neighbors blame a bridge that is closed for repairs for a fire that destroyed a home in Baton Rouge. The fire gutted a home in the 6000 block of Monarch Avenue over the weekend.
"I heard a pop, like a gun, so I got up and looked... more »
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 »
September 11, 2011 1:08 PM
CROWLEY, La.- Two children died in a house fire in Crowley. The fire started early this morning at a home in the 200 block of West 8th Street.
The Crowley Fire Department identified the children as 4-year-old Tah' Jay Robinson and 2-year-old Micah Johnnie. Four other people were home... more »
August 22, 2011 1:58 PM
BATON ROUGE - A home owner in Baton Rouge escaped a fire from her home this afternoon.
Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said they were called out to 1941 69th Avenue on a report of a house fire. By the time they arrived the house was... more »
August 8, 2011 12:40 PM
GREENWOOD, La. - For the second time in less than a week, a house fire in Louisiana has led to a marijuana arrest.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said Saturday that firefighters called deputies to the site of a fire near Greenwood, and the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit found 47... more »
July 17, 2011 9:44 AM
BATON ROUGE- Fire investigators say this is the second time in a week that someone has set fire to a home in the 4800 block of Mohican in Baton Rouge.
Early this morning firefighters were called to the house where they found fire shooting from the attic. Firefighters were... more »
June 17, 2011 7:13 AM
BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway after a vacant home went up in flames early this morning.
It happened just after 1 a.m. in the 3200 block of Laurel.
The structure is considered a total loss.
Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department says the fire... more »
June 8, 2011 2:22 AM
BATON ROUGE- For the second time this week, firefighters battled another house fire in the Santa Maria neighborhood after it was hit by lightning.
Firefighters were dispatched around 9:15 p.m. to a house in the 19000 block of Garden Lake Court.
Investigators believe a bolt of lightning hit... more »
June 2, 2011 3:08 AM
BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting two people who were displaced after their home went up in flames Wednesday afternoon.
The fire broke out in the attic of a home in the 2100 block of North Alameda just before 4 p.m.
When firefighters arrived the rear of the... more »
May 18, 2011 2:24 AM
BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting residents displaced after their house went up in flames.
It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of Cedardale.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find flames shooting through the roof of the home.
The fire started in a... more »
May 16, 2011 3:11 AM
BATON ROUGE- Investigators are looking into a house fire that destroyed a Baton Rouge home.
It happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the 8600 block of Hill Drive.
Firefighters arrived to find the house engulfed in flames with flames burning through the roof. Officials say it took... more »
February 17, 2011 6:18 AM
BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway this morning into an early morning house fire.
The fire happened just before 2 a.m. at a home in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street.
Residents in the home were able to escape the flames. Injuries have been reported. No word on... more »
February 6, 2011 12:34 PM
A family of 10 is homeless after a fire spread through the attic and destroyed their home. It happened in 28000 block of Greenwell Springs Road late Saturday night.
According to the Pride Volunteer Fire Department, all the family members got out of the home safe.
Investigators have... more »
December 16, 2010 3:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- Charred walls are all that's left of a house that was being worked on in Baton Rouge, after a fire this afternoon.
Firefighters were called out around 1:00 p.m. to the home on Louisiana Avenue. Officials say the house was being repaired to have someone move into... more »