Fire at leaking Gulf gas well extinguished; officials mulling next steps
Published: July 25,2013
GULF OF MEXICO — Officials say the fire is out at a natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico that blew wild earlier in the week.
Natural gas stopped flowing from the well earlier today, and the remaining fire had been fueled by residual gas. Authorities believe the flowing gas became blocked by sand and sediment in the well.
The Coast Guard and a spokesman for one of the companies involved confirmed that the fire was out at midday.
Air and water travel restrictions remain in effect in the area, and officials are working to determine the next steps in securing the well.
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