Louisiana State Fire Marshal

  • Agency: Louisiana State Fire Marshal
  • Address: 8181 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70806 LA
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Phone: 800-256-5452
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Louisiana State Fire Marshal is located at 8181 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70806 LA. The Louisiana State Fire Marshal phone number is 800-256-5452.

Louisiana State Fire Marshal News

New Iberia Man Arrested for Setting Son’s Trailer on Fire IBERIA PARISH- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a New Iberia man for allegedly setting a fire inside of his son’s trailer. Dennis Porrier Sr. (DOB 1/23/62) was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail Tuesday, May 29, for one count of Simple Arson. The OSFM was contacted earlier in the morning, around 6:30 a.m., by Iberia Fire District #1 to assist in determining the origin and cause of a fire at a home in the 5400 block of Bull Island Road in New Iberia. The suspect’s son told investigators when he woke up to go to work the evening prior, his father had made a comment about setting the house on fire. The son noted Porrier Sr. has a mental illness. Upon the son’s return from work, he told investigators he saw flames and smoke coming from his trailer with his father standing in the front yard holding a gas can. The son told investigators he was able to enter the trailer and stomp out the fire located in the entryway. Additional damage was located on the exterior of the trailer. In an interview, Porrier Sr. admitted to setting several areas of the trailer on fire using gasoline. He was then placed under arrest. No booking photo was available as of this posting. The State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind the public about our Arson Hotline where suspicious fire and/or explosion-related activity can be reported anonymously. Tips can be called in to 1-866-946-1097 or submitted online at https://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/ OSFM Public Affairs Director-Ashley Rodrigue Contact Information- ashley.rodrigue@la.gov

We'd like to use this news story from WBRZ Channel 2 to remind the public that building safety is a top priority for this agency and our partners in the local fire service. The public is always welcome to alert our deputies to concerning conditions in commercial and/or high occupancy dwellings. We respond swiftly, and if violations are found, act accordingly. Check out our regional contact information for the best way to report fire safety issues like non-working or disabled smoke alarms: http://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/insp_contact.htm If your local fire department or district has its own fire prevention bureau, you are also welcome to report concerning conditions to them to look into.

Area 1 (NOLA/NS) and Area 2 (BR) deputies recently conducted their quarterly training requirements with a focus on quick thinking decisions. Thanks to FRC Range in Baton Rouge for allowing us to use your facility!

Keep your local fire departments in mind as this Summer heat intensifies! They respond to most, if not all, calls to 911.. whether it be a fire, a medical emergency or a car crash. Many times that response is in full gear! A lot of our state's fire service is small and volunteer and would definitely appreciate cool-down donations like the kind this department is asking about! Give your local fire station a call to see how you can help!! #OperationBeatTheHeat

OSFM K-9 teams keeping their skills and snouts sharp with frequent training drills! This one was held in the Monroe-area within the past two weeks.

On this Memorial Day, we hope everyone is staying safe, but also keeping in mind the service and sacrifice of our military heroes and their families.

Stay weather aware and #GetAGamePlan!

EMS Appreciation Week wraps up this Sunday with a special church service in Denham Springs!

INVESTIGATION INTO FATAL ACCIDENT AT P&G PLANT CONTINUES RAPIDES PARISH, LA (May 25, 2018)- Thursday evening, May 24, the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal released the incident scene at the Procter & Gamble plant in Pineville to investigators with OSHA. However, deputies’ investigation into the origin and cause of the fatal accident remains on-going and could be lengthy. There are several factors to consider which investigators continue to explore in partnership with multiple agencies. Those factors include the conditions surrounding the equipment, the condition and function of the equipment at the time of the incident, as well as the operation of the equipment at the time of the incident, among other considerations. Our investigators are working diligently and thoroughly to get these answers for the victim’s family, Procter & Gamble and the public. —ORIGINAL RELEASE— RAPIDES PARISH (May 24, 2018)- The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to investigate an explosion of a piece of equipment, that claimed the life of the equipment’s driver, inside the Procter & Gamble Plant in Pineville. The scene is still active, but the fire is out and did not spread beyond the equipment. Ashley Rodrigue, OSFM Public Affairs Director 225-620-5115 ashley.rodrigue@la.gov

One more week before the official start of hurricane season, yet here we are looking at a second development in the Gulf in as many weeks. We shared our hurricane prep tips for the fire service across the state last Friday, but here is an additional video message from State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning.

Bogalusa Woman Arrested for Aggravated Arson Following Apartment Fire WASHINGTON PARISH, LA- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Bogalusa woman for allegedly setting her apartment unit on fire following eviction. Sandra A. Luter, 48, was booked into the Washington Parish Jail Thursday, May 24, for one count of Aggravated Arson. The OSFM was contacted just before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, to assist in determining the origin and cause of a fire at an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Union Avenue in Bogalusa. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) also responded to the scene. Several units received smoke and flame damage that took the Bogalusa Fire Department an hour to extinguish. The structure was deemed a total loss. Investigators learned Luter had been evicted the day before and given 24 hours to leave. During an interview, Luter immediately confessed to investigators that she had lit a shirt on fire in her utility room because she was mad. Luter was then placed under arrest. Additional charges at the federal level are possible due to the fire involving government housing. OSFM Public Affairs Director-Ashley Rodrigue Contact Information- ashley.rodrigue@la.gov

RECALL ALERT from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Bluefin Recalls Wireless Phone Chargers Due to Burn Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Bluefin-Recalls-Wireless-Phone-Chargers-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

NEWS ALERT- The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to investigate an explosion of a piece of equipment, that claimed the life of the equipment’s driver, inside the Procter & Gamble Plant in Pineville. The scene is still active, but the fire is out and did not spread beyond the equipment. More details will be released as they become available.

Here are some details regarding a marsh fire that may have been noticed this evening by residents on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.

This is a fantastic FREE program being offered in the Homer community for area children!

Great tips to help #GetAGamePlan!

We want to remind everyone about this memorial event coming up this Saturday..

Here's the latest on what's going on in the Gulf! Something to keep an eye on even if you're anticipating traveling out of the state this holiday weekend...

Leesville Man Arrested for Setting His Brother’s Car on Fire VERNON PARISH, LA- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Leesville man for allegedly setting his brother’s car on fire because he wouldn’t give him a ride. Marvin Nix (DOB 10/15/81) was booked into the Leesville City Jail Tuesday, May 22, for one count of Simple Arson. The OSFM was contacted by the Leesville Fire Department around 1:45 a.m. to assist in determining the origin and cause of a vehicle fire located in the 100 block of George Avenue in Leesville. Firefighters told investigators when they responded to the fire call, they discovered an object burning in the fuel door of a vehicle parked at the home. They were able to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. Witnesses told investigators they saw Nix set the fire following an argument over Marvin wanting his brother to drive him to their mother’s house. In an interview, Nix confessed to starting the fire and was placed under arrest. OSFM Public Affairs Director-Ashley Rodrigue Contact Information- ashley.rodrigue@la.gov

Great tips to follow this holiday weekend, through the Summer and into tailgate time!

Starks Man Arrested For Arson Committed During Psychotic Episode BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA- The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal has arrested a Starks man for allegedly setting his rental trailer on fire back in April. Larry Chalubiec (DOB 2/24/61) was booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail Monday, May 21, for one count of Simple Arson. On April 17, the OSFM was contacted by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office around 3:45 a.m. to assist in determining the origin and cause of a mobile home fire located in the 200 block of Gambrell Church Road in Starks. Chalubiec’s neighbor called 911 to report that he was in her front yard with a sword screaming about someone breaking into his rental trailer and setting it on fire. Firefighters with Beauregard Parish District 1 Fire Department told investigators they found a small fire on the kitchen floor, which they were able to put out with a fire extinguisher. In an interview with investigators, Chalubiec described delusions of invisible people attacking him in his home, leading him to defend himself with the sword. According to Chalubiec, when that didn’t work, he admitted to setting fire to old curtains in the middle of the kitchen floor, using a lighter and roach spray, in an attempt to escape the invisible people. Chalubiec was taken to the hospital for a psychological evaluation, where he was determined to be a threat to himself and others. Chalubiec was then admitted to an area behavioral health facility. More than a month later, following his release, he was placed under arrest for one count of Simple Arson. OSFM Public Affairs Director-Ashley Rodrigue Contact Information- ashley.rodrigue@la.gov

Heads up EMS first responders.. this event is tomorrow!

UPDATE TO THIS MORNING’S FATAL FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD- Investigators continue to process the scene of a manufactured home fire where what is believed to be a 54-year-old male was found face down in a bedroom. Two cats and a dog were also found severely burned. The structure has been deemed a total loss. The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is on-going. At this time, investigators have not determined whether the home had working smoke alarms.

NEWS ALERT- State Fire Marshal deputies have been called to assist with the investigation into a manufactured home fire in the 25000 block of East Street in Springfield. There is one confirmed fatality. More information will be shared as it becomes available. UPDATE: Investigators continue to process the scene of a manufactured home fire where what is believed to be a 54-year-old male was found face down in a bedroom. Two cats and a dog were also found severely burned. The structure has been deemed a total loss. The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is on-going. At this time, investigators have not determined whether the home had working smoke alarms.

It's National EMS Week! THANK YOU to all of Louisiana's EMS first responders! #EMSWeek #EMSStrong #StrongerTogether http://www.emsstrong.org/