Natural Gas Rig Catches Fire, Causes Environmental Threat

Evacuations were ordered following a fire on the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
0:36 | 07/24/13

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Transcript for Natural Gas Rig Catches Fire, Causes Environmental Threat
America this morning. -- breaking news now from the Gulf Coast of Mexico where major environmental threat and -- unfolding fire has broken out on the drilling rig after ghastly. The rate located about 55 miles from the Louisiana coast 44 workers had been evacuated yesterday when this -- -- happen. Just say it's not clear what caused the gas to ignite the Coast Guard is currently on the scene.

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