Barge catches fire in Louisiana, spills fuel into bayou

(JEAN LAFITTE, La.) — A barge caught fire Monday and spilled diesel fuel and oil into Bayou Barataria, The Times-Picayne reported. Several small fires were started by a salvage worker using a blowtorch and one of the fires grew too large to contain, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office. Officials did not release information about the boat's owner or how much fuel spilled.

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By Professional Mariner Staff