Fire burns on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico

   NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it's responding to a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

   A Coast Guard news release says the fire was reported around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on an oil platform about 80 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

   The Coast Guard says four people aboard the platform evacuated and were rescued by a supply vessel. No injuries have been reported.

   Four vessels are fighting the fire and the cause is under investigation.

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