La. Oil Rig's Natural Gas Well on Fire

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    Workers were safely evacuated from the rig and no injuries are reported (Published Thursday, Feb 20, 2014)

    (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.