Firefighters extinguish New Roads house fire, re-open False River Road

Drone video along False River in New Roads shows what firefighters were dealing with Sunday as they battled a massive house fire.
Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 4:04 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2022 at 7:24 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Fire officials re-opened False River Road around 6 p.m. after battling a multi-story house fire since earlier this afternoon.

According to Point Coupee Fire District 5, the fire has been extinguished but the building is a total loss.

Officials put out a house fire on False River Road.
Officials put out a house fire on False River Road.(Betty Fontaine)

Chief Pedro Leonard says the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but no injuries have been reported at this time.

Several firefighters had to be treated for heat exposure, but all crews and personnel are back to normal, he added.

Drone footage shows a house fire Pointe Coupee Parish firefighters and other agencies are working to put out on False River Road on Sunday, June 26.

It took all five Point Coupee Parish fire districts as well as West Feliciana and Zachary to help put out this fire.

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