Two Missing After Barge Fire

by Elizabeth Ruiz

Two people are missing after a barge carrying crude oil caught fire offshore between Port Aransas and Rockport early Friday.

The Coast Guard says the barge carrying 140,000 barrels of crude oil caught fire around 4:30 a.m.

Six of the eight crew members managed to get on a tugboat. Two are still missing.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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