Oil rig in Gulf of Mexico explodes near BP rig

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

GRAND ISLE, LA (WFLX) --- Another offshore oil rig in the Gulf of mexico has exploded.

This explosion is west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill.

Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats are en route to the cite, along the central Louisiana coast.

It hasn't been determined whether the structure is a production platform or a drilling rig, or whether workers were on the rig.

Smoke was reported, but it is unclear whether the rig is still burning.