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A Barge Hits A Gas Line In The Gulf Of Mexico

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(New Orleans, LA) A barge loaded with crude oil struck a natural gas line Tuesday evening off the Louisiana coast, causing an explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

I happened two miles off the coast near Laffite, Louisiana.

We’re told two crew members from the tugboat were hospitalized.

How bad they were injured hasn’t been released yet.

Video of the accident shows the gas pipeline, barge and tugboat all burning.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said flames shot in the air as high as 1,000 feet.