April 24th, 2013
10:27 PM ET

Barges on Alabama's Mobile River explodes

A fire broke out on Alabama's Mobile River on Wednesday night after two barges with natural gas exploded, the city's fire department said on Twitter.

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, on its official Twitter feed, reported that it had "units on the scene on east side of Mobile River where a fuel barge has exploded and is on fire."

Minutes later, the fire department issued an update stating that two barges had exploded.

Three people injured in the incident were transported to a local hospital.

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  1. Yah

    Safety regulations? What safety regulations? We would go out of business if we couldn't burst into flames at random.

    April 24, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    "River explodes" would make a nice story, and that verbal proximity caused the difficulty.
    God help the English language.

    April 25, 2013 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    Starting to make me wonder what the heck is going on? Boston, Texas, and now this? Deaths due to mother nature. Nut jobs killing others and their families.

    April 25, 2013 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    The past decade has seen the world turn violent and that has seeped down to mutate the psyche of those vulnerable on our soil too.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    We now have this Illinois terror to deal with. 5 people shot to death.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |