This breaking now.. CNN reporting:
(CNN) – A fire broke out Wednesday night on Alabama’s Mobile River after two barges loaded with natural gas exploded not far from where a once listless Carnival cruise ship was docked, authorities said.
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, on its official Twitter feed, reported that it had “units on the scene on east side of Mobile River where a fuel barge has exploded and is on fire.” Minutes later, the fire department issued an update stating that two barges had exploded.
Three people who were burned were transported to a local hospital, fire department spokesman Steve Huffman told CNN. He did not describe the severity of their injuries. All people are believed to have been accounted for, Huffman added.