Oil platform off Texas catches fire

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday responded to a report of an oil platform fire approximately three miles offshore of Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report of a Magellan-owned platform on fire and launched a Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot response boat crew to the area.

Once on scene, the response boat crew established a 200-yard safety zone. There were no persons aboard the platform at the time of the fire and at approximately 6:30 p.m. the response boat crew reported the fire was out.

A team of firefighters, coordinated by O’Brien’s Response Management, arrived on the platform and confirmed the fire was out, as well as no visible signs of pollution.

The coast guard said that the cause of the fire is under investigation.