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Oil spilled in Louisiana platform blaze

From:  UpStream

By Caroline Evans and news reports
15 March 2016 23:35 GMT

On fire: Louisiana oil platform US Coast Guard

An "unkown amount" of oil spilled from a storage tank into a Louisiana canal Tuesday after the platform it was on caught fire, according to the US Coast Guard.
 
The fire started Tuesday morning while the platform near the community of Bayou Sorrel was being dismantled.
There were two people on the platform at the time, but no injuries were reported.

The platform houses two storage tanks containing up to 786 barrels of oil. Both caught fire and were still burning late Tuesday, according to the Coast Guard. MORE