BOWERS, Del. - The U.S. Coast Guard and several local fire crews are responding after a fire broke out on a barge in the Delaware Bay Monday morning.
The barge, carrying household items for scrap, went up in flames about 9 miles south of Port Mahon around 1 a.m.
A 29-foot Coast Guard small boat crew, along with six fire boats from local fire agencies, were reportedly on scene fighting the fire.
Fire erupts on a barge in the Delaware Bay. (Memorial Fire Co. 89)
No injuries have been reported, and officials say there is no evidence of pollution impacting the waterway.
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The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Officials are asking that all mariners avoid the area at this time.