Alabama barge fire out; workers hospitalized

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A fire that sparked huge explosions and injured three workers on a pair of Mobile River barges is out, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The barge was empty at the time of the initial explosion Wednesday night, but authorities believe a spark ignited vapors in it, causing an explosion that ignited a second barge. At least seven explosions rocked the barges, according to the Coast Guard.

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