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Dozens evacuated, two hurt after oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

8 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, November 08 2017 Nov 8, 2017 November 08, 2017 9:13 AM November 08, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

CYPREMORT POINT, Louisiana - Some forty people were evacuated from an oil and gas platform about 100 miles south of Vermilion Bay early Wednesday morning.

Two people were injured in the situation, which has been reported as a fire on the platform.  The blaze was reported at about 2 a.m. on the Shell Enchilada Platform.

The platform is working south of Vermilion Bay - a centrally located bay about 45 miles south of Lafayette.

As of sunrise, the fire was out, the Coast Guard said.  Investigators are trying to determine what caused the incident. 

WWL TV reported 46 crew were on the platform at the time.

The publication Oil & Gas Journal featured a report on the platform in 1997.  Click HERE to read the original report. 

Check back for updates.

EDITOR's NOTE: A previous version of this story showed smoke from an unrelated incident.  The image was changed. 

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