Coast Guard continues response to platform fire in Bayou Sorrel

The Coast Guard and state and local agencies respond to an oil production platform fire in Bayou Sorrel, March 16, 2016. The platform caught fire while it was being dismantled. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

The Coast Guard and state and local agencies respond to an oil production platform fire in Bayou Sorrel, March 16, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Coast Guard, along with state and local agencies, continues to respond to the Berry Lake Platform Fire near Bayou Sorrel, Wednesday.

Response crews extinguished the fire around 1 p.m., and will remain on scene to monitor the situation. Thus far, there has been a minimum amount of pollution released and is expected to dissipate naturally.

Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans established a safety zone around the incident site, while crews continue response efforts.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

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