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More blasts in fuel barge fire

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AP: Fire burns aboard two fuel barges along the Mobile River after explosions sent three workers to the hospital. AP: Fire burns aboard two fuel barges along the Mobile River after explosions sent three workers to the hospital.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Some seven explosions have rocked two burning fuel barges in Mobile, Ala.

Fire officials say the initial blasts injured three people and that the fire will be allowed to burn overnight.

A one-nautical-mile safety zone has been established around one barge.

Across the river, the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship that was towed to Mobile, was evacuated.

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