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.
In: Regional News
Tags: alabama, fuel, barge, explosion, mobile, fire
Location: Mobile, Alabama, United States (load item map)
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