A gas leak from an underwater pipeline sparked a blaze west of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Friday creating an “eye of fire” on the surface of the water.
According to Reuters it took more than 5 hours to extinguish the fire.
The fire began in an underwater pipeline that connects to a platform at Pemex’s flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development, the company’s most important, four sources told Reuters earlier.
Ku Maloob Zaap is located just up from the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.
Pemex said no injuries were reported, and production from the project was not affected after the gas leak ignited around 5:15 a.m. local time. It was completely extinguished by 10:30 a.m.
The company added it would investigate the cause of the fire.
Videos of the fire were posted to social media on Friday.
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