March 3, 2014 10:47 AM
JARREAU, La. (AP) - Authorities say the body of an 85-year-old Jarreau man was pulled from the charred remains of his mobile home. The chief deputy for the state Fire Marshal's Office, Brant Thompson, identified the victim as Henry H. Jipson. Thompson said the agency is withholding some information, including... more »
February 5, 2014 7:56 AM
LORANGER, La. (AP) - Authorities say a retired Kenner firefighter died in a Loranger house fire, The state Fire Marshal's Office say authorities found the body of 79-year-old George David Schilling early Tuesday morning inside a bedroom. Authorities found Schilling after bringing the fire under control. Investigators believe Schilling died... more »
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 »
November 25, 2013 9:45 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 24-year-old Alexandria man died from injuries sustained in a house fire on Airbase Road. Deputies identified the victim of Sunday's fire as Dustin Bordelon. The Town Talk reports Bordelon was taken to Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria where he... more »
November 13, 2013 8:29 AM
An early morning blaze in Lafayette parish should be a warning to all Acadiana residents. Just after 4 Wednesday morning Lafayette parish fire officials arrived to a house fire in the 1500 block of North Wilderness Trail in Carencro. Once on the scene, officials extinguished the blaze in a timely... more »
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.
August 26, 2013 8:59 AM
COUSHATTA, La. (AP) - Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office are looking into the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a 46 year old Coushatta man. Red River Parish firefighters were dispatched to a home early Sunday morning. Upon their arrival, a single story home... more »
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 »
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 »
March 6, 2013 5:17 AM
A house fire at 303 Melody Drive was fortunate to leave only minor damage and no injuries.
The Lafayette Fire Department responded to the fire at 9:19 p.m. When the firefighters arrived at the home, smoke was coming from the rear of the dwelling. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire... more »
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.
October 31, 2012 4:47 AM
An early morning house fire is the result of four Lafayette residents without a home. Just after midnight Lafayette Fire Dept responded to a house fire on the 300 block of Indian Mound Road. When the officials arrived the roof top and car port were engulfed in flames. The house... more »
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.
October 25, 2012 4:09 AM
Just after 7pm fire and law officials responded to a house fire on the 200 block of Georgine Street in Scott. Upon arrival the Scott Fire Department observed heavy smoke from the structure and major fire damage in one of the bedrooms.
After the fire was extinguished, an investigation... more »
October 11, 2012 6:28 AM
BALTIMORE (AP) - An intense fire that ripped through a row house in northeast Baltimore early Thursday has claimed the lives of an adult and four children, a fire official said. Fire department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright says firefighters were called around 2 a.m. Thursday and arrived to find heavy... more »
October 10, 2012 7:27 AM
A Lafayette resident died just after 2:30 Wednesday morning, after a fire broke out in the victim's home.
Around 2:36 a.m. the owner, Mr.Erving McZeal, reported a fire at 99 Ambroise street. When firefighters arrived on scene there was light smoke coming from the dwelling. Fire officials found the... more »
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.
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 »
May 15, 2012 6:30 AM
Evangeline emergency and fire officials are on the scene of a fatal house fire in Ville Platte. The flames engulfed the residence on Hickory street just after 1am Tuesday morning. Officials are reporting that there were two residents in the home when the fire started, but only one... more »
May 2, 2012 5:42 AM
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - A 79-year-old Bogalusa woman is dead following a fire at her home. According to the State Fire Marshal's office, Audrey Gann, was pronounced dead Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a Monday afternoon fire. First responders to the fire discovered that Gann and her... more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
December 27, 2011 9:28 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man who died with his wife and three grandchildren in a house fire in Connecticut on Christmas had a long career as a safety chief at a liquor company in Kentucky and worked as a department store Santa Claus this season. A day after fire... more »
December 12, 2011 6:27 PM
A family loses everything after their two grandsons accidentally set the house on fire. The two boys, Jonathan and Thomas are just 3 and 5 years old. They were playing with a lighter and that's when the bed caught fire.
"We heard them screaming down the hallway and ran... more »
December 9, 2011 8:40 PM
Elnora Romero says she lost her home Wedensday afternoon. She says the blazé started in the kitchen area and within 15 minutes it was a total loss. The fire started while Romero was using the stove and heaters to stay warm. She says thats when flames sparked. Her 9-year-old granddaughter... more »
November 18, 2011 6:35 PM
A deadly house fire in Eunice claims the life of a 91 year old man and injures his daughter. It happened on North Third Street around 7:30 Friday morning.
Darrel Reed said his 91 year old grandfather, Alvin Reed, had a passion for life and enjoyed living with his... more »
August 23, 2011 5:58 AM
PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) - A deputy at Bossier Parish's Maximum Security Facility spotted a fire and rushed to a burning house Monday, but was unable to save the 74-year-old woman inside, Sheriff Larry Deen said. The woman was identified as Mary Jane Aiken Moore. Deen said that as the... more »
July 14, 2011 11:50 PM
A house fire in Youngsville affects two homes in the 100 block of Cleopatra Lane. Firefighters said the fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. Thursday night and smoke could be seen for miles.
Homeowner Justin Sizemore said he was sitting in his living room watching television, when he noticed... more »
July 5, 2011 8:39 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 51-year-old Lafayette woman died over the weekend in a fire at her home. The fire department received the call at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. Alton Trahan, a fire department spokesman, tells The Advertiser firefighters found Belinda Bass Schoeffler on the floor in the master bedroom, where... more »
July 5, 2011 7:41 AM
GREENWOOD, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says an elderly Caddo Parish couple died in a fire at their Greenwood home. Browning identified the victims as Elgin Elliot and Mary Elliot, both 83. He said the couple's bodies were reportedly found in the bedroom area of the home... more »
June 5, 2011 12:45 PM
Around 3:30 this morning the Scott fire department responded to a fire at 454 Roger Road in the Scott area. Upon arrival the structure was fully engulfed in flames. Shortly after arriving a portion of the home had collapsed. Fire crews were able to get the fire under control around... more »
March 27, 2011 12:10 AM
The Kaplan Fire Department is investigating a fire that broke out Saturday morning.
It started at around one am at West 10th and North Wilson Avenue. The structure was an abandoned building and no one was hurt. It's unclear what caused the fire.
February 14, 2011 7:40 AM
Breaking news this morning. Lafayette fire and law officials are on the scene of a major house fire in the 100 block of Tunney Drive. This is near the Robley Extension. Now according to witnesses the house is fully engulfed in flames. 5 fire units have responded to the fire.... more »
January 9, 2011 4:40 PM
State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced today that a Crowley man died in his home as the result of a fire.
The Crowley Fire Department was dispatched at 2:59am to 1815 James Street. Firefighters entered the burning building and found the body of Bryan Alcock (Dob. 3-29-1966). He... more »
December 23, 2010 6:47 AM
A house fire yesterday around 7:30pm in Church Point. It happened between the 100 and 200 block of Emar Drive.
Crews say the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived and they are calling it a total loss. No one was home when the fire started.
December 8, 2010 9:57 PM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says a house fire near Alexandria killed a 58-year-old man and seriously injured his 93-year-old mother. Browning tells The Town Talk that Michael Normand and Ruth Normand were trapped in their blazing house Tuesday night. He said deputies got Ruth Normand... more »
November 19, 2010 7:24 AM
Fire officials are on the scene of a major house fire in Crowley.
Several fire trucks were called to the blaze at 406 East 2nd Street early this morning. It is unknown at this time what is the cause of the blaze or if anyone was in the home.... more »
October 4, 2010 3:20 PM
A house fire in Breaux Bridge injures two. A man and his one year old son were burned and flown to the Baton Rouge Burn Unit after a kitchen fire. Family members say the fire started as the man was cooking with oil on the stove. The two are said... more »
September 30, 2010 5:06 PM
We're responding to a major residential fire, fully engulfed in flames at N. University and Keeling. Pictures to come soon. Live with KATC's Jim Hummel at 5:00. We are being told by our crew on the scene, University is closed by Willow.
August 6, 2010 8:38 AM
PIERRE PART, La. (AP) - Authorities say a grandfather and two grandchildren -- a two-year-old and a four-year-old -- died in an early morning in a house fire in Pierre Part. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said that the grandmother was forced to jump from the second floor of the... more »
July 30, 2010 11:13 AM
Major house fire at 119 Romero Road off of Chemin Agreable in Youngsville. The house was engulfed in flames. There are no reported injuries.
July 26, 2010 1:54 PM
At 2:49 this morning, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 104 Silkwood Street to a reported house fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from a large window of the single family dwelling. Firefighters battled the blaze for approximately twenty minutes before getting it under control. The dwelling... more »
July 15, 2010 7:15 PM
UPDATE: Firefighters are trying to determine what sparked a blaze in Broussard just after seven this morning. They do know the fire started in a back bedroom.
The house is a total loss, however no one was home at the time it broke out. -------------------------------------- Firefighters were called out... more »
June 13, 2010 7:24 PM
R esidents who live in town-homes at the intersection of Kaliste Saloom and Locksley woke up Saturday morning to find two of the housing units engulfed in flames.
"I felt the ground shake and came outside,” Buddy Lablanc, a witness, said. “I said oh-my-god and the house was... more »
January 12, 2010 6:41 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for 23-year-old Britney Sion and her two young children. The three were killed in an Opelousas house fire on Saturday. Services are set for 1 PM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas.
January 9, 2010 10:14 PM
Henderson Fire Officials are investigating a blaze that happened in the 11-hundred block of Old Henderson Highway at12:30 this afternoon. no one was injured in the fire and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.
January 6, 2010 12:04 PM
KATC has received reports of a house fire in Baldwin at 107 Jolivette St. An ambulance is on scene now with one injured.
This is all the information KATC has at this time.
January 6, 2010 10:47 AM
At 4:18 this morning, Milton, Leblanc, Judice, and Youngsville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a reported house fire at 211 Bourque Street in Milton for a reported house fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a single family dwelling engulfed in flames. The dwelling was completely destroyed.
The occupants, Joshua Himel,... more »
December 26, 2009 7:12 PM
No one was injured in an early morning house fire in Mamou thanks to the swift thinking of a young child.
"If it wouldn't have been for him waking up and getting me up we would have probably all burned alive," says Earnest Rashall. His son Alandon was sleeping,... more »
October 14, 2009 1:47 PM
The Lafayette Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1106 W. Congress; the call apparently came in around 11:45am today.
At this time KATC has learned that the driver of a pick-up was backing out of the drive way and inadvertently clipped a gas meter.
Lafayette Fire... more »