There are no reports of oil spilling into the Gulf, Houston’s KHOU reports, as the platform on fire is a shallow water platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore.
Four injured workers were airlifted to a hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, while two are missing. Early reports indicated two people had died, but the Coast Guard later reported no casualties.
Three of those hospitalized are reportedly in critical condition, according to WVUE’s Chris Finch. The fire started about 9:15 a.m. local time, 30 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
As of 10:30 a.m., the fire had been extinguished.
- A conservation group in Zimbabwe reported that Jericho, the brother of beloved lion Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter. But some scientists monitoring the pride believe he is OK.
- Joe Biden has begun to "actively explore a possible presidential campaign," the New York Times reports.
- The trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was disciplined for "unprofessional conduct" in the fall of 2014, records show.