Coast Guard: Fire on gulf offshore oil platform; 28 evacuated

Associated Press

A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island, which is close to Louisiana's southeastern coast.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says 28 workers were evacuated from an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast after a fire broke out.

A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported at 2:50 a.m. Friday near Breton Island, which is close to Louisiana's southeastern coast. Production was shut down and no injuries have been reported.

The Coast Guard reported a light sheen of oil could be seen from the air along a more than one-mile stretch of water. Also, the news release said, about 4,000 barrels of crude oil is stored on the platform.

It was unclear whether the fire was out or under control at mid-morning. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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