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  • Philadelphia fire kills 4 kids, engulfs 10 houses

    July 5, 2014 10:18 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A woman and three other children escaped through a second-floor window. The blaze began shortly before 3 a.m. and was... more »
  • Cruise ship returns to Seattle following fire

    June 29, 2014 12:30 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Officials say a fire aboard a cruise ship carrying nearly 3,000 people prompted the vessel to return to port in Seattle. Holland America says that there were no injuries among the guests and crew of the MS Westerdam following the blaze Saturday night. The company says in... more »
  • Vacant Residential Fire Starts from Interior

    June 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    Just after 3 a.m. today, Lafayette firefighters were sent to a residential fire in the 500 block of North West Evangeline Throughway. The two story house was vacant at the time of the fire. The flames completely overwhelmed the home. It took fire officials almost 30 minutes to get the... more »
  • Intentionally Set Jefferson Blvd. Fire

    June 15, 2014 1:34 PM

    Just before 3 a.m. on June 15, Lafayette Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of Jefferson Boulevard. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the commercial structure was fully engulfed in flames. Fire officials battled the roof high blaze for about a half an hour before... more »
  • Residential Fire Closes Local Roads

    June 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    Lafayette fire, police and medical officials responded to a residential fire in the 2800 block of South Fieldspan Road just after 4:30 p.m. June 7. The blaze caused Louisiana State Police to block of South Fieldspan Road from Golden Grain Road to Duhon Road. The cause of the... more »
  • Accidental Dryer Fire in Lafayette

    June 1, 2014 1:35 PM

    Lafayette fire officials responded to a house fire just before 2 a.m. Sunday, in the 100 block of Radcliffe Drive. When firefighters arrived, they discovered a laundry room with the washer and dryer on fire. The house sustained heavy fire damage to the laundry room and kitchen. The rest... more »
  • Two-alarm fire causes heavy damage to cabinet business

    May 3, 2014 2:12 PM

    Around 8:46 Friday night, Lafayette firefighters responded to a call in the 1500 block of Verot School Road. There was a report of smoke coming from the rear of a commercial building. When firefighters and emergency crews entered Brian Hebert Woodworks, they discovered an interior section of the building... more »
  • Chile fire toll: 11 dead, 1,000 homes destroyed

    April 13, 2014 6:06 PM

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city throughout the night and day on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and destroying at least 1,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.... more »
  • Structure Fire in Iberia Parish

    February 28, 2014 5:36 AM

    Iberia Parish emergency officials are on the scene of a major structure fire in the 1200 block of Jane Street. Officials say Jane's Seafood restaurant caught fire early Friday morning. The fire caused major damage to the building. The owner, Mr. Tran, says the restaurant looks to be a total... more »
  • Small Attic Fire in Scott

    February 21, 2014 7:16 AM

    On February 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM, Scott Fire Department responded to a reported residential fire located at 107 Sylvia Street in Scott. Upon arrival (9:52 PM), units observed smoke coming from the attic and a back wall of the structure. Firefighters entered the home, utilizing a thermal... more »
  • I-10 East Vehicle Fire near Jennings

    February 18, 2014 6:52 AM

    Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle fire has closed I -10 East at mile maker 68, near Jennings. Louisiana State Troopers say the vehicle fire involves a semi-truck, and happened around 5:30 a.m. There are also no injuries at this time. More details will be posted as they become available.
  • Early Morning House Fire on Amber Street

    December 26, 2013 6:00 AM

    At 1:44 this morning, Lafayette firefighters responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Amber Street. The owner of the dwelling reported heavy smoke inside the home. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the interior of the dwelling. They entered the dwelling and found... more »
  • Woman Credits Neighbor for Saving Her Play Video

    October 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    A Lafayette family says they're lucky to be alive after a trailer fire spread to their home. The fire started just after five o'clock Sunday night on Della Street near the Breaux Bridge Highway. One trailer was a total loss, and two others were damaged. Luckily no one was... more »
  • Residential Fire Near Oakbourne Country Club

    September 30, 2013 8:34 AM

    A residential fire broke out on the 100 block of Choctaw Road just after 5 a.m. There are no known injures at this time. There will be more details provided as they are received.
  • Overnight Vermilion Parish fire under investigation

    September 24, 2013 7:06 AM

    Vermilion Parish fire officials are investigating an overnight house fire. The fire started just before midnight at the intersection of West Port and Pershing streets in Abbeville. There are no injuries to report, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
  • Dove Circle Residential Fire

    August 21, 2013 7:07 AM

    Early Wednesday morning, Lafayette fire officials arrived at the 100 block of Dove Circle to a fully engulfed house. Luckily, there are no report of human injuries, but several animals of the residence did not make it out. Investigators are uncertain of cause the fire. There will be more... more »
  • LHS Renovations Coming into Question Play Video

    August 2, 2013 7:20 PM

    Major renovations are underway at Lafayette High School, but some are questioning if the campus will be ready for the first day of school. Since class let out in May, crews have been replacing floors and cleaning mold. Some classrooms were completely gutted and remodeled. Thad Welch, Special... more »
  • Testimony: Jail fire tied to contraband

    July 26, 2013 8:14 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - According a testimony, a Lafourche Parish jail inmate accused of setting a fire in his cell in March that led to a full evacuation of the jail was trying to get access to drugs and cigarettes. The Courier reports state Judge Jerome J. Barbera III found... more »
  • Walter Drive House Fire in Carencro

    June 25, 2013 7:27 AM

    Fire and emergency officials were on the scene of a major house fire in the 100 block of Walter Drive in Carencro. The fire started just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and fully engulfed the structure. The residents in the home were able to escape without harm. The cause of... more »
  • Fire kills 119 at poultry plant in northeast China

    June 3, 2013 9:01 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 119 people, reports and officials said. Several dozen people also were hurt in the blaze in Jilin province's Mishazi township, which appeared to have been sparked... more »
  • Suspended Teacher is Fighting for His Job

    April 18, 2013 10:22 PM

    A Carencro High teacher is screaming retaliation. He says he was suspended from his job after speaking out about violence inside the classroom. Thursday morning, Jamal Taylor was escorted from the campus and now, his job is up in the air. Taylor has a stack of paperwork documenting... more »
  • Crowley Could End Fire Protection Services Outside City-Limits

    April 12, 2013 6:45 PM

    The City-of-Crowley could cut off fire protection services for areas outside of city limits. Tuesday, the Crowley City Council said it's frustrated the Acadia Parish Police Jury hasn't finalized a contract. If a deal isn't reached, Crowley will stop providing fire protection by June first. For more than... more »
  • House Fire on Helen Street

    March 26, 2013 5:45 AM

    Lafayette fire and emergency officials were called to a house fire at 11:22 p.m. Monday night. Upon arrival to the house, at 223 Helen Street, heavy flames were coming from the rear of the structure. The Lafayette firefighters put the fire out within fifteen minutes of arriving. The house sustained... more »
  • Fire in the 2100 Block of South Fieldspan

    March 25, 2013 6:27 AM

    Lafayette fire and emergency officials are on the scene of a residential fire on the 2100 Block of S. Fieldspan Road. The fire was reported just after 5 a.m. Details are minimal, but there will be more information as it becomes available.
  • Fire causes damage to St. Joseph's Academy

    March 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge firefighters believe an electrical malfunction in a meeting room sparked a fire at St. Joseph's Academy. Fire department spokesman Robert Combs tells The Advocate firefighters arrived at the school at 1:08 p.m. Saturday. Combs says fire damage was contained to the meeting room,... more »
  • Fire Danger Across Portions of Louisiana

    March 7, 2013 8:48 AM

    State agriculture officials are warning that dry weather in southwest Louisiana is increasing the danger of wildfires. Calcasieu, Vernon, Allen, Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes are classes as in "very high" danger. Authorities say a "medium" danger exists in Beauregard Parish. Authorities explain conditions favor quick spreading of any fire... more »
  • Houma church rebuilding after fire

    February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Construction is expected to start soon on a new building at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and School. The Courier reports the church's century-old sanctuary at Belanger and Barrow streets in downtown Houma was destroyed in a fire in 2011. Since then, parishioners have worshiped at Grace... more »
  • Fireplace Fire 600 Block of North Mountauban

    December 12, 2012 5:24 AM

    Just before 9:30 Tuesday night Lafayette police and fire officials responded to a fireplace fire on the 600 block of North Mountauban. Firefighters extinguished the flames and heavy smoke coming from the fireplace stack within 30 minutes. The roof and attic around the fireplace stack were severely damaged, the inside... more »
  • Washington Church Set to Open This December

    December 6, 2012 7:22 PM

    A new bell now sits a-top of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington. Nearly two years ago the more than 150 year old church burned to the ground. Since then, parishioners have held mass next door in their family center while the church is rebuilt. It's a delicate... more »
  • Tibetan man sets self on fire in protest in China

    November 23, 2012 6:55 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say a Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in northwest China's Qinghai province, as the wave of the fiery protests against Chinese rule show no sign of abating. The official Xinhua News Agency says Libong Tsering, 19, self-immolated in Tongren county... more »
  • Black Elk Energy: "We remain focused on the victims"

    November 18, 2012 11:55 PM

    Search efforts are ramping up for the remaining missing worker of the oil platform fire Friday morning. Black Elk Energy released a statement Sunday night, saying it has now hired a total of three commercial dive boats and started a beach search with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department. The company... more »
  • UPDATE: Body Found is Missing Worker from Platform Fire

    November 18, 2012 12:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said late Saturday... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Workers After Platform Fire

    November 17, 2012 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after an explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier. Four others workers were badly burned in the blaze, which evoked memories of the deadly... more »
  • Crowley House Fire Stakes Rd

    November 13, 2012 9:15 AM

    There was a major house fire in the 3200 block of Stakes road in Crowley. The owner of the home was just waking up when they smelled the smoke. Although the owners were home, no one was hurt. Acadia parish officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
  • Structure Fire on Coteau Rd. in Iberia Parish

    November 10, 2012 11:18 PM

    The Iberia Parish Fire District responded to a structure fire on Coteau Road, near Highway 88 in Iberia Parish. There are no reports of injuries at this time. The Fire District has not released any information on what might have started the fire.
  • Investigators Suspect Fire is Politically Motivated

    November 8, 2012 10:48 PM

    A Leonville business burns to the ground; police say it could be arson and politically motivated. That fire happened early Wednesday morning. The flames broke out just hours after election results came in adding fuel to the fire that it was politically motivated. "It was completely down by... more »
  • New Iberia House Fire

    October 29, 2012 3:49 AM

    There are reports of a structure on fire at the location of 5018 E Old Spanish Trl in New Iberia. There are no injuries known at this time. There will be more details when it becomes available.
  • New Orleans Fire Department probes marsh fire

    October 10, 2012 6:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Firefighters are monitoring a marsh fire in a remote section of eastern New Orleans. Authorities say firefighters were dispatched to the area just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and found an uninhabited two-mile area burning west of Interstate 510 between the Intercoastal Waterway and Bayou Bienvenue. A... more »
  • House Fire on Ambroise

    October 10, 2012 5:04 AM

    A fire began just after 2:30am at a house located at 99 Ambroise in Lafayette,La. There are no known injuries at this time. There is a crew en route to provide more details.
  • Update: Residential Fire 100 Block of Theo Street

    October 8, 2012 7:03 AM

    A fire broke out just after 3am this morning at 100 Theo street. There was no one home at the time of the fire. Fire and law officials do not know the cause of the blaze.
  • Pipeline fire in southeast Nigeria kills 20

    October 1, 2012 8:49 AM

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - A government spokesman says 20 people in southeast Nigeria died when a broken gasoline pipeline caught fire, burning alive those gathering the fuel. The fire happened in a remote village in Abia state, near Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta. Abia state government spokesman Ugochukwu Emezue said Monday... more »
  • Fire damages abbey in St. Tammany

    September 26, 2012 9:56 AM

    ST. BENEDICT, La. (AP) - The state fire marshal say a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the dormitory of the St. Joseph Abbey in St. Tammany Parish where 65 people were sleeping. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said one person suffered smoke inhalation. Otherwise, he said everyone safely evacuated... more »
  • Family of Six Escapes House Fire, Loses Everything

    August 21, 2012 10:42 PM

    A Lawtell family of six escaped a house fire Sunday night with nothing but their lives. Denise Ned grew up in the home on Courville Lane and was now raising her four daughters and taking care of her 35-year-old brother there. The home and everything inside was a total loss.... more »
  • Small fire sends smoke from Dubai's largest mall

    August 21, 2012 9:31 AM

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Officials in Dubai say a small blaze at one of the world's largest malls brought fire crews to the scene but was quickly brought under control. The emergency measures at the Dubai Mall on Tuesday were closely watched following upgraded planning around the Gulf... more »
  • Superintendents Gain Control to Hire and Fire

    August 6, 2012 11:15 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform is giving new power to superintendents across the state when it comes to hiring and firing faculty and staff. But school board members are voicing their concerns. St. Landry Parish Interim Superintendent Joseph Cassimere appointed a new principal last week at Eunice Elementary, without... more »
  • Scott: 2 Arrested in Vehicle Fire

    July 29, 2012 2:41 PM

    On July 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Scott Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire located at 1312 Roper Drive, lot 106. Upon arrival at 12:38 AM, units observed a Chevrolet pickup truck fully involved in fire, next to a mobile home. The fire was quickly extinguished; the truck... more »
  • Fire destroys Hubig's Pies factory in New Orleans

    July 27, 2012 8:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A five-alarm fire has destroyed a factory which had made hand-sized fried pies since 1922 and singed nearby houses, but nobody was injured. Fire Superintendent Charles Parent tells WWL-TV that the factory is a total loss but firefighters limited damage to nearby houses to their exteriors.... more »
  • Afghan Officer Kills Three Americans

    July 22, 2012 2:21 PM

    An Afghan police officer opened fire at a training center in western Afghanistan on today, killing three Americans, a police official told CNN. The Afghan official, who declined to be named, said the three victims were most probably trainers at the West Zone Police Training Center in Herat province. The... more »
  • Trailer Fire Update

    July 16, 2012 7:46 AM

    Luckily the trailer on Zin Zin Road in between Henderson and Breaux Bridge is abandoned and no one was inside when a fire broke out just after one o'clock Monday morning. Crews from the Henderson and Breaux Bridge Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene working to battle the blaze.... more »
  • UPDATE: Team looking for Ohio train crash cause eyes rails

    July 12, 2012 7:00 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what... more »
  • Fire at abandoned New Orleans hotel closes I-10

    July 6, 2012 7:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A fire on the top levels of an abandoned New Orleans hotel sent smoke blowing across Interstate 10. Police shut down the highway in both directions Thursday night as about 50 firefighters battled the fire at the old hotel, which has been slated for demolition. The... more »
  • Stolen Copper Causes Apartment Fire

    June 28, 2012 7:15 AM

    Soldering copper caused a fire in Ile Des Cannes Apartment Complex late Wednesday night. A fire broke out around 9:45pm Wednesday, June 26, 2012, in the 100 block of Basin Dr. Heavy smoke was reported coming from the roof of the four-plex. There was little damage to the overall structure... more »
  • Update: Structure Fire on Guidry Road

    June 22, 2012 6:54 AM

    There is a major house fire on Guidry Road in Henderson, off Grand Point Highway. Police and fire officials report the roof of the house has caved in, and they have deemed it a total loss. Fire officials have also said there was no one home at the time of... more »
  • ULM shuffles classes after building fire

    June 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe's George T. Walker Hall will be closed until at least early next year as a result of damage sustained from a Tuesday fire. The News-Star reports nobody was injured in the two-alarm fire that began in a first floor custodial... more »
  • New Mexico: Firefighters Grounded

    June 10, 2012 8:03 PM

    Strong winds have grounded firefighting aircraft in southern New Mexico, where a 40-square-mile fire continues to burn. Crews are also fighting a 22-square-mile wildfire that's burning in Colorado about 15 miles west of Fort Collins. The blazes have forced hundreds from their homes and the evacuation of wolves from a... more »
  • Tool Shop in Lafayette Burglarized and Burned

    June 6, 2012 6:42 PM

    Three fires broke out in Lafayette after three this morning. One in the 2400 block of Cameron Street, another in the 300 block of Mecca Drive, and the 700 block of University Avenue. There were no injuries and fire investigators say the fires aren't related, but police are considering the... more »
  • Rebuilding Washington Historic Church Destroyed in Fire

    May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    More than a year ago, a historic church in Washington went up in flames. Now progress is being made to rebuild what was lost. "It's been an experience because I've never built a church from the ground up like this," said Father Albert Nunez. Nunez said they still... more »
  • Church Helps Breaux Bridge Fire Victims

    May 15, 2012 7:02 PM

    A Lafayette church is stepping up to the plate to help a Breaux Bridge family rebuild after they lost everything in a fire. "I opened that door and the fire shot out after me you know." Preston Tebow and his family have lived on Mim Callier road for... more »
  • Hundreds Gather for Vigil in Honor of 4 Children Killed in Fire

    April 26, 2012 11:30 PM

    Some 200 people gathered Thursday night in Rayne in remembrance of four children killed in a house fire. Jamari McDade, Amos Mouton Jr., LaShay McDade and Brian Steiner were all in the hearts and prayers of an entire community. "Tonight is about the community coming together as one to... more »
  • Mother Charged with Four Counts of Negligent Homicide

    April 23, 2012 12:11 AM

    In Rayne an overnight fire killed four children, all under the age of 8 and their mother is under arrest. Shaqueta McDade is looking at four counts of negligent homicide and police say her children were home alone when the fire started. "It was so bad. It was like... more »
  • 2 arrested in Baker meth lab fire

    April 20, 2012 9:47 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - Baker police have arrested a man and woman after a crude meth lab sparked a fire that destroyed their mobile home. Police Chief Mike Knaps tells The Advocate 28-year-old Clayton Joseph Daigre IV and 26-year-old Loni S. Aymond were booked Thursday with seven counts each of... more »
  • Webster Parish fire chief arrested

    April 18, 2012 9:58 AM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - Another Webster Parish fire chief has been arrested - making five parish chiefs arrested in the past five years. Tuesday's arrest of 47-year-old David W. Camp on charges of improper spending came just hours before a counterpart in a neighboring district resigned amid a criminal investigation... more »
  • Faulty vehicle wiring starts house fire

    April 6, 2012 10:41 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - A Baker Fire Department spokesman says faulty vehicle wiring started a blaze that destroyed a house and two nearby vehicles. Department spokesman Howard Ward tells The Advocate investigators found that the fire started in one vehicle's engine compartment, spreading first to the other vehicle and then... more »
  • Long Time Vidrine Elem. School Janitor Dies in School Fire

    March 5, 2012 6:34 PM

    The small community of Vidrine is dealing with the death of a long-time elementary school employee, 58-year-old Donald Thomas. Firefighters said Thomas died in an early morning fire, after being trapped inside of the school's storage supply building. The building also serves as the break room and bathroom for the... more »
  • Vidrine elementary fire victim identified as janitor

    March 5, 2012 10:57 AM

    A Vidrine Elementary janitor has been confirmed as the community's first fatality of the year. He was found in the restroom with debris on top of him. The fire began in the storage supply building around 5:45 A.M. It took firemen 30 minutes to get the fire under control. Officials... more »
  • Man Facing 12 Counts of Arson in Kaplan

    February 4, 2012 11:34 PM

    In Kaplan, a major break in a string of arsons that have had residents on edge for years. 55-year-old Felecian Primeaux of Kaplan is facing 12 counts of arson, dating back to 2007. He was arrested at his home Saturday morning after police say the suspect was caught on tape.... more »
  • Space Heaters to Blame for Two Area Fires

    January 30, 2012 12:22 AM

    This weekend, two Acadiana families lost everything in house fires. While those fires were in two different cities, there was one common and preventable factor. Just before noon Sunday morning smoke filled the air on Henkle Street in Jeanerette. For five years the Declouet family lived in this... more »
  • House fire in Jeanerette

    January 29, 2012 1:14 PM

    There are reports of a house fire in Jeanerette, no details as of this time, but we do have a crew in route. More on the story on our 5:30 newscast.
  • Lafayette Fire

    January 28, 2012 2:04 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department responded to a fire this morning on 2327 Moss Street to a reported house fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front windows of the dwelling. Firefighters entered the dwelling and extinguished the fire within fifteen minutes. The house sustained heavy fire... more »
  • Fire in Kaplan

    January 18, 2012 1:12 AM

    Official say Annie's Bar caught fire after a shed behind the bar ignited into flames.The fire has since been put out and there were no injuries. We'll have more on this story on GMA.
  • Shreveport man dies in house fire

    January 17, 2012 9:20 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities have identified Shreveport man who died in a weekend house fire in the city. The Times reports that Sunday's fire killed 28-year-old Delma Walpool. Shreveport Fire Department says much of the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters searched for victims and as... more »
  • Family of 8 Lucky to be Alive

    January 16, 2012 12:03 AM

    A family of eight is lucky to be alive after flames destroyed their home. The fire broke out Sunday morning at a home along Highway Ten in Washington. Literally everything this family owns is gone. "I just felt like it was the end of time the way it... more »
  • Fire Destroys Historic Club

    January 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    A piece of history went up in flames Saturday morning. Flames engulfed what was once a popular nightclub on Pershing Street in New Iberia. Luckily, no injuries to report and the building hasn't been occupied in years. "Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tina Turner, Ike and Tina. Oh there... more »
  • Iberia Parish President Elect Fires Employees Before Being Sworn into Office

    January 5, 2012 7:47 PM

    Some Iberia Parish Government employees are starting off the new year with a notice giving them only a few days to find a new job. New Iberia Parish President, Errol "Romo" Romero, hasn't even been sworn in yet, and he's already sent at least nine employees letters saying he'd no... more »
  • Abbeville Police Honored for Heroic Rescue

    January 3, 2012 11:30 PM

    In Abbeville, a daring rescue by police officers on Christmas Eve was recognized by the Mayor and Council Members. Less than two weeks ago, a home on Charity Street caught fire. Abbeville Senior Patrol Officer Joshua J. Hebert said when they arrived on scene the back of the house... more »
  • Milton Family Homeless After House Fire

    January 3, 2012 7:12 PM

    A Milton family is left homeless after a Tuesday morning fire destroyed their house. After smelling smoke from their air vents, the family called 911 for help. Investigators say by the time they arrived, the fire was out of control. It took two hours and four fire departments to put... more »
  • Fire in Iberia could be blamed on heater in bedroom

    January 3, 2012 4:44 PM

    Another fire happened today, this one in Iberia Parish. The Fire Department received an emergency call around noon today. Crews arrived at a house in the 900 block of Providence Street. Ten men, two fire engines, and one emergency response vehicle came to the scene. Officials arrived to... more »
  • Update: Fire destroys house in Carencro

    January 3, 2012 2:10 PM

    An early morning house fire in Carencro destroyed a home. Lafayette, Carencro, Scott, Cankton, and Prairie Fire Departments responded to 1113 Rue Des Etoiles. On arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the house. Firefighters entered the home trying to local the fire. Upon reaching the upstairs, firefighters found the... more »
  • Delcambre Family Loses Everything in House Fire

    December 28, 2011 7:35 PM

    A Delcambre family wakes up to find their house in flames. It happened Wednesday morning off Highway 89. The family says they've lost everything. Craig Sherman said, "it's devastating." Sherman got a phone call from a neighbor saying his son's trailer was on fire. Sherman feared his family... more »
  • Sonic Employees Help Coworker Who Lost Everything in Fire

    December 20, 2011 6:49 PM

    A house fire leaves one Opelousas woman without anything, let alone Christmas presents for her three children. Her co-workers at Sonic teamed up to play Santa this holiday season. Crystal Rue said, "it started from a heater and the car caught on fire and it went on from there."... more »
  • Late Night Fire in Scott

    December 20, 2011 5:58 AM

    A home sustains major damage in Scott after a fire. The flames broke out around ten o'clock Monday night in the 100 block of Tressie Street. Flames consumed the porch and outdoor kitchen area of the structure, which sustained substantial damage. Fire units from Duson and Judice assisted... more »
  • Firefighters Make Special Rescue

    December 5, 2011 1:00 AM

    This time of year stories like a house fire might seem especially heart-breaking, but this story in Carencro has a happy ending. In all, crews from five different departments were called in to fight the fire. Flames taking just a matter of minutes to destroy a place, the Davis... more »
  • Stove Fire Destroys Family's Home

    December 1, 2011 11:13 PM

    A Lafayette family lost almost everything in a house fire Thursday morning. Lafayette Fire Department said the cause was a gas burning stove, which the family was using to heat the home. "I just saw some flame that was coming up so I got up to go see what... more »
  • Fire Destroys Home on Thanksgiving Day

    November 24, 2011 9:46 PM

    A major fire destroys a Lafayette home on Thanksgiving Day. Around 7 o'clock Thursday evening, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a blaze in the twenty-five hundred block of Ambassador Caffery behind Everybody Rides. The mobile home was fully engulfed when crews arrived, and the fire did cause damage... more »
  • Fire in Jennings; Spread by Winds

    November 17, 2011 8:52 AM

    Heavy winds help spread a monster blaze in Jennings. The structure on fire is an abandoned two story home located on Highway 26 and Alice Street. The fire started at the home and spread to a snow cone stand then to several other homes and surrounding trees.. Fire crews were... more »
  • Fire Destroys Iconic Building, Possible Arson

    November 9, 2011 7:28 PM

    Fire destroyed three businesses in Kaplan, all in the same building at the corner of North Irving Avenue and West First Street. It burned until early Wednesday morning, after igniting around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities are investigating the fire as a possible arson. "It was heart wrenching, it really... more »
  • 2 dead in St. James Parish fire

    October 21, 2011 8:29 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - Officials say two people have died in an apartment fire in Convent. The fire started around 4 a.m. Friday on Rev. Thomas Scott Street off La. Highway 44. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning tells WWL TV at least two people died in the fire, and the... more »
  • Early Morning Fire Erupts in Abbeville

    September 19, 2011 8:54 AM

    In Vermillion Parish, the Abbeville Fire Department responded to a house fire early this morning. Around 1:30 A.M., there were reports of heavy smoke coming from a house in the 1800 block of Wabash. Upon arrival, crews saw that the back of the home had erupted in flames.... more »
  • Smoke From New Orleans Marsh Fires Makes Its Way to Acadiana

    September 1, 2011 12:01 AM

    Smoke from those marsh fires in New Orleans has made its way to Acadiana. Wednesday night's sunset cast a hazy, pink glow over much of the area. "It's just a thick haze, almost choking, the smell is out of control," said Jamie Boudreaux of Lafayette. The haze was... more »
  • Mystery Smoke, Smell in Iberia Parish

    August 29, 2011 11:28 PM

    A smoke problem in Iberia Parish could be related to the New Orleans' marsh fires. Dozens of people reported smokey skies and a strong odor in the air Monday morning. But the origin of the smoke has yet to be pinpointed "About 10 o'clock I saw smoke all over... more »
  • One Dead in Fire

    August 20, 2011 3:01 PM

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  • Woman dies in fire at her Loranger home

    August 12, 2011 9:59 AM

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