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Coast Guard: 3 gas rig workers injured in fire

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The gas rig is about 20 miles off the Louisiana coast
  • The well is inactive, the Coast Guard says

(CNN) -- Three workers were injured Wednesday when a fire broke out on a gas rig about 20 miles off the Louisiana coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The incident occurred about 10:15 a.m. CT on an "inactive gas well" rig owned by Louisiana Delta, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coclough.

The workers were taken to a local hospital, he said. The Coast Guard was en route with an MH-65 helicopter to investigate, Coclough said.

CNN's Dave Alsup contributed to this report.