Two killed in Freeport barge fire

A fire on this dry-docked barge Saturday killed two people in Freeport

April 3, 2011 11:25:43 AM PDT
A fire that killed two people on a barge Saturday is under investigation. The barge was dry-docked at Texas Barge and Boat, Inc. on Floodgate Rd. in the Brazos River.

Investigators say the fire broke out around 11am as one victim was repairing the vessel.

The second victim went in to try to rescue his co-worker.

Police have not released the names of the victims. One was 31 years old and the other was 41, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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