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Alabama Fuel Barge Explosion and Fire

Four large explosions on a fuel barge in Mobile, Alabama could be felt from miles away in Spanish Fort and Daphne, Alabama, over 10 miles away across the river, according to local reports. Very large explosion at 2:50 of second video.

The first blast occurred on a natural gas barge on the east side of Mobile River around 8:30 pm local time. Officials told Fox 10 News that there were no fatalities although some crew members did report burn injuries.The first explosion was followed shortly by three more blasts.

A fourth explosion was reported by Fox 10 news reporter Lenise Ligon amidst scanner chatter amongst firemen that one of the barges may have hundreds of gallons of gasoline still on board.

Authorities are reported to have requested a one-mile evacuation zone around the shipyard.

Initial reports indicated that the explosions came from one vessel, although the Mobile Fire Department's official Twitter feed reported that the blasts came from two barges.


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Added: Apr-25-2013 Occurred On: Apr-24-2013
By: Aussie
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Tags: alabama, fuel, barge, explosion, fire, mobile,
Location: Mobile, Alabama, United States (load item map)
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