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State Fire Marshal Press Releases

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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Press Releases

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Reminds Residents to Practice Safe Home Heating
Issued: 11/10/19

pdf Man Wanted for Hammond Trailer Fire
Issued: 11/7/19

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Receives Operation Save-A-Life Donation from Kidde Fire
Issued: 10/30/19

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Receives Grant for Smoke Alarm Program
Issued: 10/25/19

pdf Bayou Goula Man Dies in House Fire
Issued: 10/13/19

pdf State Fire Marshal K-9 Maily Succumbs to Longtime Illness
Issued: 10/13/19

pdf National Fire Prevention Week Highlights "Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!"
Issued: 10/7/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Educates Public on Haunted House Safety
Issued: 10/1/19

pdf Provencal Woman Dies in Mobile Home Fire
Issued: 10/1/19

pdf Multiple Arrests Made in New Llano House Fire; One Suspect Still At Large
Issued: 9/13/19

pdf Two Children Die In Hodge House Fire
Issued: 9/8/19

pdf First-Grader Admits to Setting Vivian Church Fire
Issued: 8/26/19

pdf Crowley Man Dies in House Fire
Issued: 8/20/19

pdf Ventress Man Dies In House Fire, Son Critically Injured
Issued: 8/9/19

pdf Woman Arrested For Luling Apartment Fire
Issued: 8/5/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Offers Cooking Safety Tips for College Students
Issued: 8/1/19

pdf Inmates Arrested for Washington Parish Jail Fire
Issued: 7/25/19

pdf Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputy Dies in Mobile Home Fire
Issued: 7/17/19

pdf Statewide Burn Ban Rescinded
Issued: 7/16/19

pdf Statewide Burn Ban Still In Effect Following Tropical Weather Threat
Issued: 7/14/19

pdf Father Arrested In Baton Rouge Fire That Killed Toddler
Issued: 7/12/19

pdf Statewide Burn Ban Issued Ahead Of Tropical Weather Threat
Issued: 7/12/19

pdf Volunteer Firefighters Arrested for Multiple Arsons
Issued: 7/2/19

pdf Larose Man Dies in Overnight House Fire
Issued: 7/2/19

pdf Teens Arrested in Connection With Vacant Trailer Fire
Issued: 6/21/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Offers Purchase, Use Tips as Fireworks Retail Sales for the Independence Day Holiday Begin
Issued: 6/21/19

pdf Winnsboro Man Arrested for Attempted Murder, Arson
Issued: 6/10/19

pdf Marrero Man Dies in Overnight House Fire
Issued: 6/5/19

pdf Bogalusa Man Dies in Late Night House Fire
Issued: 5/30/19

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Seeks New Information in 12-Year-Old Arson, Homicide
Issued: 5/5/19

pdf Two Children Seriously Hurt in Covington House Fire
Issued: 4/30/19

pdf Three Arrested for Imitation Explosive Devices at Schools, Business
Issued: 4/19/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Retired K-9 Daisy Succumbs to Illness
Issued: 4/16/19

pdf Baker Fire Claims the Lives of Mother and Daughter
Issued: 4/13/19

pdf Opelousas Man Arrested In Connection With St. Landry Church Fires
Issued: 4/11/19

pdf Arrest Made in Connection With Houma Fire, Death
Issued: 4/7/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Seeks Information in St. Landry Church Fires
Issued: 4/4/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Seeks Information in Vivian Church Fire
Issued: 4/1/19

pdf Franklinton Fire Claims the Lives of Two Children, Injures Three Others
Issued: 3/27/19

pdf Retirement Home Employee Arrested for Arson
Issued: 3/26/19

pdf State Fire Marshal Warns of Unexpected Spring Fire Hazard
Issued: 3/21/19

pdf Three Gang Members Arrested in Bayou Goula Arsons
Issued: 3/15/19

pdf 2019 Fire Fatality Numbers Remain Low
Issued: 3/13/19

pdf Bastrop Man Arrested for Aggravated Arson, Attempted Murder
Issued: 3/11/19

pdf Opelousas Woman Dies in Overnight House Fire
Issued: 3/10/19

pdf Fire Claims Two Lives in Glenmora
Issued: 3/8/19

pdf Former Volunteer Firefighter Sentenced to 12 Years in Arson Case
Issued: 3/4/19

pdf Fire Claims the Life of West Monroe Man
Issued: 2/13/19

pdf Opelousas Man Arrested Following Fire, Injury
Issued: 2/7/19

pdf Person of Interest Sought in Jonesboro Fire Investigation
Video of person of interest
Issued: 1/18/19

pdf Fire Claims the Life of Jeanerette Man
Issued: 1/18/19

pdf Marion Fire Claims the Life of 91-Year-Old Man, Two Pets
Issued: 1/15/19

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Releases 2018 Statistics Report
Issued: 1/14/19

2018 Press Releases

pdf Multiple Fireworks Retail Stands Shut Down Due to Illegal Sales
Issued: 12/30/18

pdf State Fire Marshal Urges Residents to "Get Out, Stay Out" Following Fatal Fire
Issued: 12/30/18

pdf Teen, Toddler Die in Mobile Home Fire
Issued: 12/26/18

pdf State Fire Marshal Offers Fireworks Purchasing, Use Tips Following Conclusion of Illegal Sales Case
Issued: 12/26/18

pdf Elderly Man Dies in Christmas Eve Fire
Issued: 12/24/18

pdf Natchitoches Bed & Breakfast Arson Case Results in Conviction
Issued: 12/14/18

pdf Home Fire Claims the Lives of Two, Sends Four to the Hospital
Issued: 12/10/18

pdf State Fire Marshal K-9 Barry Succumbs to Surgical Complications
Issued: 12/4/18

pdf State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Stand Out at National Conference
Issued: 11/18/18

pdf Man Sought In Amite Aggravated Arson Case
Issued: 11/14/18

pdf Woman Sought In Tickfaw Arson Case
Issued: 11/6/18

pdf Safety Vigilance Urged Following Fatal Fires
Issued: 10/25/18

pdf Investigation into Deadly Monroe Fire Continues
Issued: 10/25/18

pdf Mother Arrested in Fire-Related Death of 11-Year-Old Boy
Issued: 10/25/18

pdf Ten-Year-Old Killed, 13-Year-Old Hospitalized in Monroe Fire
Issued: 10/24/18

pdf Two Children Killed, Three Adults Injured in Belle Chasse Fire
Issued: 10/22/18

pdf National Fire Prevention Week Asks Louisiana Residents to "Look. Listen. Learn"
Issued: 10/8/18

pdf New Roads Woman Arrested on a Dozen Charges Including Arson With Intent to Defraud
Issued: 9/21/18

pdf Woman Arrested for Negligent Homicide in Mother's Fire-Related Death
Issued: 9/20/18

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Awarded National Recognition
Issued: 9/7/18

pdf Four Arrested For Scheme To Burn House For Insurance Money
Issued: 8/24/18

pdf French Quarter Arson Suspect Identified, Arrested
Issued: 8/1/18

pdf Father, Grandmother Arrested for Negligent Homicide in Campti Fatal Fire
Issued: 7/27/18

pdf Four Arrested in Scheme to Damage Boat
Issued: 7/26/18

pdf Mother of Infant Burned to Death Arrested
Issued: 7/25/18

pdf Woman Arrested for 1st Degree Murder in Fire-Related Homicide of Infant
Issued: 7/23/18

pdf Investigation into Triple Fatal Fire in Campti Continues
Issued: 7/16/18

pdf Eunice Man Sought for Simple Arson, Criminal Trespassing
Issued: 6/27/18

pdf Teen On the Run Following Arson at High School Arrested in Texas
Issued: 6/25/18

pdf Property Owner, Tenants Arrested For Scheme To Burn Houses For Insurance Money
Issued: 6/20/18

pdf Three Arrested In Connection With Memorial Day Burglary and Arson
Issued: 6/13/18

pdf Breaux Bridge Man Arrested for Simple Arson
Issued: 6/11/2018

pdf Gretna Man Arrested Following Arson, Machete Tirade, Escape Effort
Issued: 6/7/18

pdf OFSM Updates Irish Bayou Truck Stop & Casino Fire Investigation
Issued: 6/6/18

pdf Man Arrested for Three Fires Spanning Almost Three Months
Issued: 6/5/18

pdf Longville Volunteer Firefighter Arrested for Simple Arson
Issued: 6/5/18

pdf Investigation Into Fatal Accident at P&G Plant Continues
Issued: 5/25/18

pdf Bogalusa Woman Arrested for Aggravated Arson Following Apartment Fire
Issued: 5/24/18

pdf Baton Rouge-area House Fire Claims One Victim
Issued: 5/9/18

pdf National Arson Awareness Week Highlights Efforts to Reduce Arson at Vacant and Abandoned Buildings
Issued: 5/7/18

pdf Cell Phone Suspected In Fire That Injured 1-Year-Old
Issued: 5/3/18

pdf At Large Arson Suspect Surrenders, Additional Suspects Arrested
Issued: 4/11/18

pdf OSFM Investigating Marina Fire
Issued: 4/9/18

pdf Several Suspicious Overnight Fires Under Investigation
Issued: 3/26/18

pdf Recalled Smoke Detectors NOT a product of Operation Save-A-Life
Issued: 3/22/18

pdf State Fire Marshal's Office Prioritizing School Safety Measures
Issued: 3/21/18

pdf Former TV Reporter Ashley Rodrigue Joins OSFM as Public Affairs Director
Issued: 3/12/18

pdf Order to ban the sale, offers to sell, distribution, possession, ignition, or any use of aerial luminaries in the State of Louisiana
Issued: 1/24/18

pdf Warning about Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
Issued: 1/17/18

pdf Early Morning Fatal Fire in Denham Springs
Issued: 1/14/18

2017 Press Releases

pdf War Veteran, State Fire Marshal Explosive Detection Canine Euthanized Due to Health Issues
Issued: 10/19/17

pdf State Fire Marshal Appoints New EMS Director
Issued: 8/9/17

pdf Home Fire: Will Your Pets Survive?
Issued: 7/14/17

pdf Fluker Fire Leaves One Dead
Issued: 7/6/17

pdf "Play it Safe" This July Fourth
Issued: 6/29/17

pdf De Ridder House Fire Leaves One Dead, One Injured
Issued: 5/1/17

pdf One Dead in Breaux Bridge Structure Fire
Issued: 4/25/17

pdf One Dead in Ville Platte House Fire
Issued: 4/12/17

pdf K-9 Teams From Across U.S. Gather in South Louisiana for Annual Recertification
Issued: 4/7/17

pdf Firefighters, Families, Public to Gather for Annual Ceremony
Issued: 4/7/17

pdf Deville Fire Leaves Elderly Woman Dead
Issued: 4/1/17

pdf East Feliciana Investigation Ruled Arson-Suicide
Issued: 3/27/17

pdf Zachary Fire Claims Life of Elderly Woman
Issued: 3/21/17

pdf Simsboro House Fire Leaves One Dead
Issued: 3/21/17

pdf Shreveport Fire to be Recognized by State Fire Marshal
Issued: 3/14/17

pdf Oakdale Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in House Fire
Issued: 3/10/17

pdf One Dead in Harvey Apartment Fire
Issued: 3/3/17

pdf Two Dead in Sulphur House Fire
Issued: 3/1/17

pdf One Dead in Mardi Gras Day Fire
Issued: 3/1/17

pdf Three Lives Lost, Two Injured in Spate of Deadly Fires
Issued: 2/1/17

pdf Overnight Fire in Bastrop Under Investigation
Issued: 1/19/17

pdf Lutcher Duplex Fire Under Investigation
Issued: 1/11/17

pdf Man Dies in Donaldsonville Fire
Issued: 1/5/17

2016 Press Releases

pdf Greensburg Fire Claims Life of 3-Year-Old
Issued: 12/8/16

pdf Greensburg Fire Claims Life of 3-Year-Old
Issued: 12/5/16

pdf Louisiana Investigative Agency Recognized by International Organization
Issued: 12/1/16

pdf Statewide Burn Ban has been lifted
Issued: 11/21/16

pdf Mansfield Man Dies in House Fire
Issued: 11/21/16

pdf Chilly Temperatures Pose Increased Risk of Fire
Issued: 11/21/16

pdf Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana - Update
Issued: 11/11/16

pdf Elderly Man Dies in Westlake Fire
Issued: 11/15/16

pdf Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana
Issued: 11/4/16

pdf A Happy Halloween is a Safe Halloween
Issued: 10/28/16

pdf Girl, 6, Dies in Jena Fire; Mother Charged in Death
Issued: 10/27/16

pdf Christmas Tree Displays In Commercial Occupancies
Issued: 10/26/16

pdf Coushatta House Fire Claims Woman's Life
Issued: 10/22/16

pdf Early Morning Fire Claims Lives of Mamou Couple
Issued: 10/8/16

pdf "Don't Wait! Check the Date!" National Fire Prevention Week
Issued: 10/7/16

pdf Early Morning Fire Claims Life of Ferriday Woman
Issued: 9/30/16

pdf Choctaw Man Dies In Fire He Set At His Home
Issued: 9/23/16

pdf Richland Parish Woman Dies in House Fire
Issued: 9/17/16

pdf Westlake Fire Leaves One Dead
Issued: 9/4/16

pdf State Fire Marshal Grants Latitude to Life Safety and Property Protection Companies
Issued: 8/31/16

pdf Post-Flood Requirements for Businesses
Issued: 8/26/16

pdf Temporary Capacity Increase for certain Daycare Occupancies
Issued: 8/24/16

pdf Flood Damage Repairs and Temporary Occupancy Plan Review and Inspection Procedures
Issued: 8/24/16

pdf Licensing Procedure
Issued: 8/24/16

pdf Body Discovered in Burning Car in Marrero
Issued: 8/12/16

pdf Two Dead in Overnight Fire
Issued: 7/30/16

pdf Browning Reelected President of National Association of State Fire Marshals
Issued: 7/29/16

pdf Opelousas Fire Claims One Life
Issued: 7/15/16

pdf One Dead in Centerville Fire
Issued: 7/14/16

pdf State Fire Marshal Urges Caution This Holiday Weekend
Issued: 7/1/16

pdf Tips for Safe Outdoor Cooking
Issued: 5/26/16

pdf Warning Concerning Electronic Cigarette Devices
Issued: 5/5/16

pdf One Dead in Caddo Parish Fire
Issued: 4/21/16

pdf Man, 106, Dies in Ville Platte Fire
Issued: 4/16/16

pdf Louisiana Firefighters Gather to Honor Fallen
Issued: 3/31/16

pdf Zachary Fire Claims Life of Elderly Man
Issued: 3/30/16

pdf Murder Investigation Underway in St. Martinville
Issued: 3/3/16

pdf Lafayette Man Charged In Double Murder-Arson
Issued: 2/28/16

pdf Deville Fire Leaves Child, 6, Dead; Two Others Injured
Issued: 2/4/16

pdf Contractor Cited in LSU Building Fire
Issued: 2/4/16

pdf Woman's Body Found in Burned Structure; Investigation Continues
Issued: 1/26/16

pdf Mt. Hermon Fire Claims Life of Woman, 73
Issued: 1/25/16

pdf Man, 66, Perishes in Logansport Fire
Issued: 1/25/16

pdf West Monroe Fire Leaves Family of Four Clinging to Life
Issued: 1/24/16

pdf Tangipahoa River Fire Leaves One Dead, One Injured
Issued: 1/24/16

pdf Eunice Fire Claims Life of 12-Year-Old
Issued: 1/6/16

pdf One Dead in Franklinton Fire
Issued: 1/6/16

2015 Press Releases

pdf Space Heater Suspected in Fatal Gretna Fire
Issued: 12/29/15

pdf One Dead, One Critical in Pineville Fire - Update
Issued: 12/22/15

pdf Seasonal Celebrations Increase Fire Risks
Issued: 12/21/15

pdf One Dead, One Critical in Pineville Fire
Issued: 12/21/15

pdf Fireworks Are a Blast—Only When Handled With Care
Issued: 12/17/15

pdf Hoverboard Fires Causing Concern Nationally
Issued: 12/4/15

pdf Investigation Continues In Fatal Chatham Fire
Issued: 11/25/15

pdf Addendum (Port Barre Fatal Fire; 11/24/15)
Issued: 11/24/15

pdf Port Barre Fire Claims Life of Homeowner
Issued: 11/24/15

pdf De Soto Man Dies After Escaping Burning Home
Issued: 11/24/15

pdf "Treat" Yourself to Safety This Halloween
Issued: 10/28/15

pdf State Officials to Lift Burn Ban
Issued: 10/26/15

pdf Jonesboro Man Arrested in Connection with Arson
Issued: 10/16/15

pdf Burn Ban Issued for Entire State of Louisiana
Issued: 10/15/15

pdf Arson Dogs Going "Back to School" This Week
Issued: 10/12/15

pdf Princeton Fire Claims the Life of a Woman
Issued: 9/13/15

pdf Fire Rips Through Vinton Home, Killing Owner
Issued: 9/9/15

pdf Lake Providence Man Dies in House Fire
Issued: 9/7/15

pdf Gonzales Arson Leaves One Suspect Dead, Second Suspect Clinging to Life
Issued: 8/18/15

pdf DeRidder Fire Claims Life of Homeowner
Issued: 8/11/15

pdf Ascension Firefighters Receive Assistance From the State
Issued: 8/3/15

pdf Browning to Continue Serving as President of National Association
Issued: 7/29/15

pdf Homeowner Dies in Luling Fire
Issued: 7/9/15

pdf State Fire Marshal: Legal Fireworks Can Have Lethal Results
Issued: 7/1/15

pdf Month-Long Investigation Leads to the Arrest of Six in Oakdale Arsons
Issued: 6/30/15

pdf State, Local Authorities Investigate Monroe Fire; 3 Confirmed Dead
Issued: 6/7/15

pdf Investigation Continues Into Deadly Opelousas Fire
Issued: 6/5/15

pdf California Man Nabbed In Fire Marshal Sting
Issued: 5/29/15

pdf NVFC Launches Volunteer Recruitment Portal for Fire Departments to Combat Declining Volunteerism
Issued: 5/28/15

pdf Fire Marshal Warns of Dangers Associated with Sky Lanterns
Issued: 5/19/15

pdf National Arson Awareness Week
Issued: 5/5/15

pdf New Iberia Fire Leaves Troubled Woman Dead
Issued: 5/5/15

pdf Fire Marshal Assoc. of LA Receives State Farm® Grant to Fight Arson
Issued: 5/1/15

pdf Louisiana Firefighters to Gather and Honor Fallen Brothers
Issued: 4/6/15

pdf Pineville Man Dies in Fire
Issued: 4/4/15

pdf Husband & Wife Die In Caddo Parish Fire
Issued: 3/30/15

pdf Fire Sinks Vessel, One Body Recovered
Issued: 3/8/15

pdf Fire Destroys Rosedale Home; One Dead
Issued: 3/7/15

pdf Lake Providence Woman, 63, Dies in House Fire
Issued: 3/6/15

pdf Mansura Fire Claims Life of Woman, 49
Issued: 3/4/15

pdf Fire Destroys Opelousas Home; One Dead
Issued: 3/3/15

pdf Fire Claims Life of Natalbany Woman
Issued: 2/6/15

pdf Overnight Fire Rips Through Marksville Home Leaving 4 Dead
Issued: 1/30/15

pdf Calhoun Home Destroyed by Fire; Two Dead
Issued: 1/28/15

pdf Natchitoches Home Burns; Body Found Inside
Issued: 1/26/15

pdf Mother of Deceased Bastrop Toddlers Now in Police Custody
Issued: 1/16/15

pdf Unattended Toddlers Die in Fire; Mother Charged
Issued: 1/13/15

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