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Fire extinguished on decommissioned platform in Amelia

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 12, 2021

The Amelia Fire Department says they extinguished a fire Thursday evening located Hwy 182 involving a platform.

Witnesses tell KATC the fire is at Allison Marine Contractors site on Hwy 182. In photos sent to KATC, smoke can be seen coming from the platform at the Allison Marine yard. According to Morgan City Fire Department, the rig is decommissioned.

Amelia Volunteer Fire Chief Jason Brown said that his department arrived at the scene at 3:30 pm at Allison Marine.. At 3:59 multiple agencies responded including Morgan City, Berwick volunteer, Bayou Vista volunteer, Patterson, and Bayou L' Ourse volunteer fire departments.

At 8:41pm the scene was cleared, he said. There were no injuries or casualties.

Brown says that workers were scrapping the platform a fire started while work was being done.

The company's site in Amelia purchases used platforms and refurbishes and fabricates them.

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