Ship Catches on Fire at Brownsville Port

POSTED: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 8:46am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

At the Port of Brownsville, firefighters responded to a ship that burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen in the sky for miles and port workers called fire units to the area around 8:30 in the morning. Fire Chief Lenny Perez says the blaze started when oil on the ship caught fire. A salvage company had been working on demolishing the ship and it took fire crews about three hours to get the fire under control.

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