Fire at Entergy's downtown substation; Mardi Gras arrives in SWLA

Good Evening,

Lee Peck from the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working for Nightcast.

A loud boom and billowing smoke in downtown Lake Charles led fire fighters to Entergy's substation on Mill and Ann Street. Entergy reports they don't expect any outages as a result of the fire. Tonight you'll hear from an eyewitness who saw it all unfold from his nearby apartment.

Plus, a change of command for the 3rd Battalion 156th Infantry Regiment of the Louisiana National Guard. KPLC's Gerron Jordan was there as new commander took over the post.

And let the good times roll! Southwest Louisiana ushers in a new Mardi Gras season but not before bidding farewell to last year's royal courts. We have you covered for 12th Night.

Also many of us have stress on the job but how many of us have the "most stressful?" A new report lists the most stressful jobs and the factors that put them there… find out if your occupation is on the list.

And more LSU players are declared for the NFL draft. The newest member of the 7 Sports Team – Seth Lewis – has all the details.

The sun returns to Southwest Louisiana this weekend, but will it stick around as we begin the work week? Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your complete forecast.

We'll see you tonight at ten for 7 News Nightcast. Until then for news, sports and weather updates anytime log on to