US oil rig explosion sparks massive fire

The night’s sky of Lavaca County in the US state of Texas shone red on Wednesday night after an explosion at an oil rig sparked a massive fire.

Houston-based EOG Resources, which operates the oil well, reports that no one was hurt in the blast.

Firefighters and a private contractor which specialises in oil rig fires are said to have the flames under control, but it is expected to continue burning for a couple more days.

The cause of the blast is yet to be established and OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has launched an investigation.

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