This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.
A chemical plant fire near Baton Rouge injures at least one person and forces near-by residents to evacuate. It happened this morning at the Air Liquide Plant in west Baton Rouge Parish.
Meanwhile here at home, three people were arrested after a fire in Vinton. One of the suspects was even seen fleeing the scene with a gas can in tote. We'll have the latest on the investigation.
Plus a certain endangered bird is being closely monitored in a Louisiana forest. We'll travel north to the Kisatchie National Forest for a close up look at what's being done to save the Red Cockaded Woodpecker. Those stories and more coming up tonight on Live at Five and 7news at Six.
A few showers developed this afternoon and they will likely linger into the early evening; but they will be over by midnight. Temperatures will struggle to drop out of the 70s tonight with lows in the upper 60s by morning. Tuesday should be much like today with highs in the lower 90s and a slight 20% chance of a few afternoon and evening showers and storms.