April 25th, 2013
03:21 AM ET

2 fuel barges explode; 3 hurt

Authorities kept their distance as a fire raged on board a pair of fuel barges on Thursday morning, hours after exploding at a docking area on Alabama's Mobile Bay.

Steve Huffman with Mobile Fire and Rescue said conditions remain too volatile for fire crews to approach. At least six explosions have been reported and were heard up to 20 miles away.

Just half a mile across the bay, Alan Waugh, the general manager at the Ft. Conde Inn, said he saw and heard the initial explosion when it happened.


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    Oh, Rawr, #2 cracked me UP! I tried numerous times to tell you how relieved I was to hear you were all right, but alas, this is the first I (hopefully) was able to post.

    April 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bambi

    Oh bobcat. That was so funny. We needed that you sweet man.

    April 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |