Fire department: increase of building fires, many deemed cooking fires
BATON ROUGE – The St. George Fire Department is experiencing higher incidences of building fires so far in the year with several others being deemed cooking fires.
According to the department, firefighters have responded to 27 building fires this year and 11 additional cooking fires that did not spread to the rest of the structure. Of the 27 fires, five are still being investigated and seven originated in the kitchen.
The department says that the kitchen is the room in homes where the highest number of fires originate.
Some appliances may have electrical issues however the most common cause of kitchen fires is lack of attention, according to the department.
Fire department officials are urging citizens to pay more attention in order to decrease the amount of kitchen fires.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Terrifying video shows man mugged in his driveway
It's been 58 years since the Comite was cleaned, and some residents...
Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage
Sheriff's deputy shot, wounded in St. Tammany; 13-year-old suspect in custody
Baton Rouge security company offers active-shooter technology as part of security training
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...