La. oil rig's natural gas well on fire

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July 24, 2013, 10:02 am
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(NECN) -  A natural gas well on an oil rig in Louisiana is in flames.

The fire started a few hours after more than 40 workers were safely evacuated from the rig.
     
No injuries have been reported and it's not clear what caused the gas to ignite.
     
A firefighting vessel is heading to the scene.
     
Officials say the damage from this blowout wouldn't be close to the damage from the 2010 BP oil spill.

Tags: Fire, Louisiana, oil rig, natural gas
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