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Oil rig on fire in Alabama’s Mobile River: "Potential hazards on board"

An oil rig in Alabama caught fire east of the Mobile River. The cause of the “2-alarm structure fire” is still unknown.

According to an update posted on Facebook by Mobile Fire-Rescue, multiple fire companies are at the scene trying to put out the fire.

“The rig has diesel, hydraulic fluid and oil on board along with other potential hazards,” read the post. “Crews are working in unison to mitigate the incident as quickly as possible.”

#MFRD units are on scene of a 2-alarm structure fire at 400 Dunlap Drive. Multiple companies have reached the spot…

Posted by mobile fire-rescue on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Mobile Fire-Rescue called the incident a “developing scene.” Currently, there are no reports of injuries.

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