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Dec 31, 2013 6:18 PM

Gas Line Fire Injures 2 Workers

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - At least two workers have been hurt in a fire on a petrochemical pipeline along the Houston Ship Channel.

Enterprise Products Partners spokesman Rick Rainey says the workers were treated and released after fire erupted late Tuesday morning in a metering area of its Morgan's Point marine terminal where barges are loaded mainly with natural gas liquids.

The nature of the injuries wasn't immediately known but Rainey says the two are contract employees working in the area.

The operation east of Houston normally has about two dozen employees plus contract workers.

Rainey says the fire was extinguished by Tuesday afternoon and they're evaluating the damage.

The terminal primarily handles products from an Enterprise plant in Mont Belvieu, about 15 miles away.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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