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State Fire Marshal Press Release Archive

The following are press releases issued by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal for use as you see fit. The information must be quoted accurately as presented herein.

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2014 Press REleaseS

pdf Marrero Home Heavily-Damaged By Fire; One Dead
Issued: 12.30.14

pdf Despite Firefighters' Efforts, Man Dies In New Roads Fire
Issued: 12.19.14

pdf Health-Related Issues Force the Retirement of Police K9 "Buddy"
Issued: 12.18.14

pdf Fireworks Retailers and Facilities Must Meet Louisiana Standards and Laws
Issued: 12.16.14

pdf Home Severely Damaged in Early Morning Fire; One Dead
Issued: 12.10.14

pdf Proper Christmas Decorating Includes Being Safety-Minded
Issued: 12.05.14

pdf Long-serving Police K9 "Darge" to Retire from Duty
Issued: 11.14.14

pdf Frigid Temperatures Bring Concerns
Issued: 11.12.14

pdf Teen Charged in Connection with Pineville School Fire
Issued: 10.31.14

pdf State, Local Authorities Investigate Thefts of Fire Sprinkler System Devices
Issued: 10.30.14

pdf St. Helena Parish Murder Suspect Dead of Apparent Suicide
Issued: 10.24.14

pdf New Arson Dog in North LA Adds to Fire Marshal's Crime Fighting Capabilities
Issued: 10.7.14

pdf St. Landry Parish House Fire Claims Life of Resident
Issued: 10.3.14

pdf Electrical Fire Proves Fatal to Campti Couple
Issued: 10.1.14

pdf Overnight Fire Leaves One Dead in Farmerville
Issued: 10.1.14

pdf State Fire Marshal Butch Browning to Serve as President of National Association
Issued: 8.4.14

pdf House Destoryed by Fire, One Dead
Issued: 7.23.14

pdf New Arson Dog Adds to SFM's Crime Fighting Capability
Issued: 6.25.14

pdf Elderly Man Dies in Anacoco House Fire
Issued: 6.10.14

pdf Man Dies in Hammond House Fire
Issued: 4.05.14

pdf Abbeville Fire Death under Investigation by State Fire Marshal
Issued: 4.04.14

pdf Autism Awareness Training for First Responders Coming to Louisiana
Issued: 3.28.14

pdf Louisiana Firefighters To Gather To Honor Fallen Firefighters
Issued: 3.27.14

pdf Three Escape; Two Die in St. Landry Parish House Fire
Issued: 3.03.14

pdf House Fire claims two lives in Caddo Parish
Issued: 3.03.14

pdf Deadly Jonesville Fire Ruled Arson
Issued: 2.08.14

pdf New Lightning Protection Guidelines
Issued: 2.06.14

pdf Fire Marshal Orders Evacuation of Drew Apartments
Issued: 2.04.14

pdf Outdoor Fire Claims Life in Washington Parish
Issued: 1.23.14

pdf Windy Conditions Coupled with Dry Vegetation Prompts Burn Advisory
Issued: 1.21.14

pdf Early Morning House Fire Claims Two Lives in Keithville
Issued: 1.11.14


2013 Press REleaseS

pdf Carrol Herring News Release
Issued: 12.27.13

pdf Fireworks Safety Issues
Issued: 12.13.13

pdf Ruston Man Dies in House Fire
Issued: 10.15.13

pdf One Dead One Injured in Tallulah House Fire
Issued: 10.11.13

pdf Early Evening Fire Claims Life Of Delhi Man
Issued: 10.07.13

pdf Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning has been Lifted
Issued: 10.07.13

pdf Prevent Kitchen Fires
Issued: 10.02.13

pdf Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana
Issued: 9.18.13

pdf Beauregard Man Indicted Triple Murder
Issued: 9.10.13

pdf Rayne Fatality
Issued: 8.29.13

pdf New Chief Architect Named at Office of State Fire Marshal
Issued: 7.17.13

pdf Fireworks Safety Issues
Issued: 6.28.13

pdf Explosion and Fire Claims One Life in Ponchatoula
Issued: 6.24.13

pdf Morning Fire Claims Three Lives in Lake Charles
Issued: 5.30.13

pdf Residential Fire Claims Life of Prairieville Teen
Issued: 5.28.13

pdf Mishandled Fireworks Cause Serious Injuries
Issued: 5.20.13

pdf Former Fire Marshal Henry H. Fry Passes Away
Issued: 3.14.13

pdf Residential Fire Claims Life of Hammond Woman
Issued: 1.22.13

pdf Fire Marshal Association of Louisiana (FMAL) donates fire detector units to "Operation Save-A-Life" for the holidays
Issued: 1.2.13


2012 Press REleaseS

pdf Fireworks Safety Issues
Issued: 12.14.12

pdf Investigators Offer Clues Concerning Grand Isle Fire
Issued: 10.5.12

pdf Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning has been Lifted
Issued: 10.5.12

pdf Fire Prevention Week
Issued: 10.2.12

pdf Fatal Fire in Jennings, Louisiana
Issued: 10.2.12

pdf Double Fatal Fire in Grand Isle
Issued: 9.27.12

pdf Fire at Seminary in St. Tammany Parish
Issued: 9.26.12

pdf Fatal Fire in Pearl River, Louisiana
Issued: 9.25.12

pdf Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning
Issued: 9.3.12

pdf Generator Safety
Issued: 8.28.12

pdf Firework Safety Issues
Issued: 6.26.12

pdf Fire Destroys School Gym
Issued: 6.22.12

pdf Texas Man Dies in Travel Trailer Fire
Issued: 5.31.12

pdf Series of Fires in St. Tammany Parish leads to an Arrest
Issued: 5.30.12

pdf Ville Platte Man Dies in Fire One Person Escapes
Issued: 5.15.12

pdf Louisiana Fallen Firefighter Memorial
Issued: 2.24.12

pdf Mother and Daughter Die in Fire; Four Other Family Members Hospitalized
Issued: 2.15.12

pdf Arsonist Arrested in Connection with a Spree of Kaplan Fires
Issued: 2.4.12

pdf Evangeline Parish Man Charged with Arson
Issued: 1.22.12


2011 Press REleaseS

pdf Have a Safe Holiday! Firework Safety Issues
Issued: 12.27.11

pdf St. Tammany Man Dies in His Home Due to Fire
Issued: 12.27.11

pdf Elderly Man Dies in Ponchatoula Fire
Issued: 12.27.11

pdf Catahoula Parish Mother and Son Die in Christmas Day Fire
Issued: 12.27.11

pdf Suspects Sought in Three Early Morning Arson Fires Across the State
Issued: 12.27.11

pdf State Fire Marshal Investigates Arson Fire Set at Church
Issued: 12.22.11

pdf State Fire Marshal to Recognize Shreveport USAR Team
Issued: 12.20.11

pdf Jefferson Parish Man Dies Today from Injuries When His Home Caught Fire
Issued: 12.18.11

pdf Fire Claims the Life of Church Point Woman
Issued: 12.17.11

pdf Bienville Parish Man Dies in Fire, Smoke Alarm Saves Three Others
Issued: 12.13.11

pdf Vernon Parish Fire Claims the life of a Man and Injures His Wife
Issued: 12.10.11

pdf Funeral Arrangements for Livingston Parish Fire Fighter Scott Osenenko, LODD
Issued: 12.5.11

pdf Louisiana Firefighter Dies in the Line of Duty
Issued: 12.3.11

pdf State Fire Marshal Issues Holiday Safety Information
Issued: 11.26.11

pdf Eunice Man Dies in a Home Fire
Issued: 11.18.11

pdf Fire Causes Evacuation of Jackson Parish Hospital
Issued: 11.10.11

pdf Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning has been Lifted
Issued: 11.10.11

pdf Arrest Made in the Murder of a Man by Arson
Issued: 11.4.11

pdf Press Conference: Shreveport
Issued: 11.4.11

pdf Daylight Savings and Smoke Detectors
Issued: 11.4.11

pdf State Fire Marshal Investigates Amusement Ride Accident
Issued: 11.2.11

pdf Vermillion Parish Woman Living in a Shed Dies in Fire
Issued: 10.29.11

pdf Elderly Man Dies in Tangipahoa Parish Fire
Issued: 10.29.11

pdf Two People Die in St. James Apartment Fire
Issued: 10.21.11

pdf Early Morning Fire Claims the Life of Evangeline Parish Man
Issued: 10.19.11

pdf Store Employee Sets Fire to cover up a Theft
Issued: 10.14.11

pdf Arson Arrest in Natchitoches
Issued: 10.11.11

pdf Denham Springs Man Dies in Fire, Police Officer Saves Another
Issued: 10.06.11

pdf It's Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!
Issued: 10.04.11

pdf Three Arrests Made in Connection with 11 Arson Fires
Issued: 9.30.11

pdf Arrests for Arson Fires in the Town of Livingston and Town of Holden areas
Issued: 9.29.11

pdf Severe Storms Cause Assumption Parish Truck Stop Fire
Issued: 9.22.11

pdf State Fire Marshal Offers On-Line Wildfire Safety Information
Issued: 9.22.11

pdf Two Children Die in Crowley Fire
Issued: 9.11.11

pdf Jackson Parish Firefighter Dies in the Line of Duty
Issued: 9.5.11

pdf Jefferson Parish Man Dies in Home Fire
Issued: 9.4.11

pdf Three Arrested in Ascension Parish Fire Resulting from Methamphetamine Lab Explosion
Issued: 8.24.11

pdf Cease and Desist On Outdoor Burning
Issued: 8.23.11

pdf Woman Dies in Home Fire in Bossier Parish
Issued: 8.22.11

pdf Woman Dies in Loranger Fire
Issued: 8.15.11

pdf Illegal Fireworks Seized from Residence
Issued: 7.28.11

pdf Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning to be Lifted
Issued: 7.17.11

pdf Marahan Man Dies in Fire
Issued: 7.15.11

pdf Louisiana to Host National State Fire Marshal's Conference
Issued: 7.13.11

pdfHoliday Fire Claims the Life of Caddo Parish Couple
Issued: 7.5.11

pdf State Fire Marshal Investigates Fire Caused by Fireworks
Issued: 7.4.11

pdf Fireworks Safety Issues
Issued: 6.24.11

pdf Cease and Desist on Outdoor Burning
Issued: 6.2.11

pdf Louisiana Responds to Alabama Catastrophic Disaster
Issued: 5.1.11

pdf Caldwell Press Conference
Issued: 4.28.11

pdf Baskin Robbins Honors Fallen Firefighters
Issued: 4.27.11

pdf Webster Parish Fires Result in the Arrest of Volunteer Firefighter
Issued: 4.24.11

pdf The State Fire Marshal Announces "A Weekend to Remember"
Issued: 4.12.11

pdf Correction on Desisted Reference: Breaux Bridge Man Dies in Fire
Issued: 4.4.11

pdf Breaux Bridge Man Dies in Fire
Issued: 4.4.11

pdf Cold Arson Case in Caddo Parish Concludes in Arrests
Issued: 3.5.11

pdf Homeowner and Her Grandson Arrested for Arson with the Intent to Defraud
Issued: 3.4.11

pdf Renter Arrested in Maurice Fire
Issued: 3.3.11

pdf Two Men Arrested for Arson and Burglary of Simmesport Convenience Store
Issued: 2.25.11

pdf Man Arrested in Connection with Commercial Arson Fire in Arcadia
Issued: 2.23.11

pdf Arson Fire Destroys St. Helena Parish Home; State Fire Marshal Solicits Information
Issued: 2.22.11

pdf Livingston Parish Man Dies in a Home Fire
Issued: 2.21.11

pdf Acadia Parish Man Dies in Mobile Home
Issued: 2.7.11

pdf Two Arrests Made in Lutcher High School Fire and other Crimes
Issued: 1.26.11

pdf St. James Press Conference
Issued: 1.26.11

pdf State Fire Marshal Investigates the death of a Claiborne Parish Man in a Fire
Issued: 1.8.11

pdf Crowley Man Dies in Home Fire
Issued: 1.8.11

pdf Convenience Store Owner Charged with Arson in St. Rose
Issued: 1.5.11

pdf Volunteer Firefighters Arrested in Connection with Oakdale Arsons
Issued: 1.5.11


2010 Press REleaseS

pdf Slidell Man Dies in Late Night Fire
Issued: 12.24.10

pdf Arson Fire in Opelousas Claims One Life Three Arrested
Issued: 12.23.10

pdf Heroic Efforts of Vinton Firefighters Save Two Lives in Fire
Issued: 12.20.10

pdf Fireworks Safety Issues
Issued: 12.15.10

pdf Teenager Badly Burned in House Fire in West Carroll Parish
Issued: 12.10.10

pdf Rapides Parish Fire Claims One Life and Another in Critical Condition
Issued: 12.9.10

pdf Seeking Information about Commercial Arson in St. Rose
Issued: 12.7.10

pdf Bogalusa Fire Claims One Life and Critically Injuries Another
Issued: 12.6.10

pdf Safety Precautions with Heaters
Issued: 12.1.10

pdf Caddo Parish Fire Death
Issued: 12.1.10

pdf West Carroll Parish Man Arrested on New Simple Arson Statute
Issued: 11.29.10

pdf Lutcher High School Fire will Cause Football Stadium to be Unusable for Now
Issued: 11.29.10

pdf State Fire Marshal Urges a Fire Safe Holiday
Issued: 11.23.10

pdf Christmas Tree Displays in Commercial Occupancies
Issued: 11.23.10

pdf Investigation into Tragic Death at Dixie Landing
Issued: 11.22.10

pdf Jefferson Parish Man Dies in Tragic Fire
Issued: 11.16.10

pdf Fire Marshal Investigates a Fatal Fire in Avoyelles Parish
Issued: 11.16.10

pdf Fire Sprinkler System Saves High School in St. Landry Parish
Issued: 11.16.10

pdf Fire Marshal Seeks Information into Fire at Lutcher High School
Issued: 11.16.10

pdf Burn Ban Lifted
Issued: 11.16.10

pdf Wild-land Fire Protective Measures
Issued: 10.24.10

pdf Arson Arrest in Gonzales
Issued: 10.18.10

pdf Burn Ban in Effect for Louisiana
Issued: 10.02.10

Fire Prevention Week
Issued: 09.29.10

pdf Spree of Arsons in Livingston Parish Have Been Cleared by Arrests
Issued: 9.13.10

2009 Press REleaseS

pdf '09 Fireworks Safety Issues
Issued: 12.15.09

pdf '09 Christmas Tree Displays in Commercial Occupancies
Issued: 12.15.09

pdf Burn Ban Lifted
Issued: 07.20.09

pdf Burn Ban in Effect for Louisiana
Issued: 06.23.09

WAFB's 9News online has covered the ban issued by State Fire Marshal Butch Browning. See the video here, at wafb.com.

June 29, 2009 Addendum:

Pursuant to order 0809 "Cease and Desist of Out Door Burning", of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office, in accordance with La.R.S. 40:1563, law enforcement and fire officials can order individuals to cease and desist all private burnings. Therein, these state and/or local officials can extinguish the fire or danger. Obstruction of these law enforcement and fire officials constitutes a violation of this order and laws pertaining to the obstruction of law enforcement and fire officials in the performance of their duties.

pdf Swine Flu: Concerns & Information for Louisiana Residents
Issued: 04.28.09


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