Two people rescued after oil rig fire near site of BP Blowout — Flight space restricted


Oil Platform Fire In The Gulf of Mexico, CBS News, March 06, 2011:

Two people rescued Sunday near site of Deepwater Horizon explosion

U.S. Coast Guard officials confirm two people were rescued after an oil production platform caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday.

The platform is located about 50 miles south of Grand Isle.

CBS Affiliate WWL reports a Good Samaritan vessel rescued the two workers, according to officials.

Oil rig fire in Gulf of Mexico sends 2 rig workers into water, Mississippi Press, March 06, 2011:

Petty Officer Steve Lehmann said... the rig is near the area where a oil rig leased by BP exploded on April 20...

"We believe at this point that it was not an explosion and only a fire," Lehmann said...

"We're still determining if there is any oil leakage," Lehmann said. ...

Lehmann said there was a 1,000-yard secured area around the platform, and there was a temporary flight restriction 5,000 feet from the platform Sunday afternoon.

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