BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lightning from a thunderstorm has sparked a wildfire in southwest Louisiana on the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. The blaze is located within Management Unit 1 or waterfowl hunt unit E, located in the north-central portion of the refuge. The area is bordered on the east... more »
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. A news release from fire officials in St. Tammany Parish says that Kory Buras, an employee of Village in the Oaks retirement community and assisted... more »
A 10-year-old boy from Declambre is in serious condition after he was struck by lightning Sunday morning. Landen Broussard was on vacation with his two aunts in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
His family said a storm rolled in and they didn't have enough time to clear the beach; he was... more »
GRAMERCY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a plant fire in St. James Parish may have been sparked by lightning. WAFB TV reports the Rain CII plant in Gramercy caught on fire around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It is located near the Noranda Aluminum plant and is a part of the old... more »
CAMERON, La. (AP) - Officials say a marsh fire burning in Cameron Parish will not endanger any structures or residents. Cameron Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Eddie Benoit tells the American Press a lightning strike started the fire on Sunday. Benoit says emergency officials closed La. Highway 82 to through... more »
Hot heavy days and wild nights, that's the weather recap this weekend.
Severe storms came on the tail end of severe record heat. KATC'S Chris Welty spent Sunday in Eunice and saw the damage first hand.
"It was wicked for about 15 minutes man," said Charles Daigle.
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The strong line of thunderstorms that tore through Acadiana earlier knocked out power to nearly forty five hundred Slemco customers.
Representatives say that power has been restored in some areas, but twenty two hundred are still without power in the Washington and Eunice area.
Witnesses tell Slemco that... more »
A strong line of storms tore through parts of Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Acadia Parishes early Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage.
Several Iota families had a startling wake up call early.
"I told the wife and the baby, y'all get on the floor, it's coming,"... more »