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Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Kennedy Ray0
Breaking: Fuel Barges Explosions Mobile Alabama
Fuel Barges Explosions Mobile Alabama: Firefighters from Mobile, Alabama, and U.S. Coast Guard crews are responding to 5 explosions and a fire on fuel barges in the Mobile River. Flames engulfing a large section of the barge. The location is on the east side of the river. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Firefighters plan to let the Alabama barge fire burn itself out, say it is too unstable following a 5th explosion.
“We were up on a second floor balcony and the sky lit up in orange and yellow. My partner was on one end of the balcony and I was on the other. And you thought it was the Carnival cruise ship first, but then you realized it was a little further from the ship. It sounded like planes above you dropping bombs when it first went off.”
Three people were hospitalized with burns and information on their conditions was not immediately available.
Fuel Barges Explosions Mobile Alabama
Live Scanner Feeds:
BAE is sheltering in place. Part of Austal has been evacuated. A fourth explosion has occurred. Planning to let it burn. Still too unstable.
— Mobile Fire-Rescue(@MobileFRD) April 25, 2013
Mobile Mayor Sam Jones said Mobile Fire-Rescue will let the fire burn out on its own to prevent further injuries
8:48 PST : 2 Flames reported. Fire continues to burn and is unpredictable.
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