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One injured in Gulf platform fire

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Posted: May 29, 2012 5:32 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: May 29, 2012 5:32 PM
Source: Coast Guard

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Topics: injured, Gulf, Mexico, platform, fire, coast guard, oil, louisiana

VENICE- Coast Guard crews from South Louisiana are working a platform fire about 20 miles off Louisiana's shoreline.

One tank caught fire this morning on a platform owned by Energy XXI. Seven people were on the platform when the fire started; all were evacuated but one person was injured.

Responders believe an oil and natural gas mixture was in the tank when it ignited.

Nothing has leaked, according to the Coast Guard.

News 2 will have more on this developing situation coming up at 6 p.m.

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