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One injured in Gulf platform fire

3 years ago May 29, 2012 May 29, 2012 Tuesday, May 29 2012 Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:32:27 PM CDT in News
Source: Coast Guard
By: Trey Schmaltz

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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