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Tugboat explodes in Bayou Perot in Lafitte

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LAFITTE, La.  (KNOE 8 News) - One person is suffering from severe burns after a fire on a tug boat Tuesday night in Lafitte.

Officials believe a tug boat pulling a barge of crude oil ran into a natural gas head in about 1 to 2 feet of water causing the fire in Bayou Perot.

All four people on the boat are accounted for, but 2 were injured. One man burned has burns covering 75 percent of his body.

Coast Guard officials say that crude oil spilled into the bayou, but it is not known at this time how much is in the water.

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