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MORGAN CITY, La. – At least four people were injured after a natural gas well exploded Tuesday in southern Louisiana, authorities said.

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The Texas Petroleum Investment Company confirmed an explosion in southern Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico, WGNO reported. The well is located in the marsh along Big Wax Bayou, west of Belle Isle near the Atchafalaya River delta, according to WWL-TV.

Workers from Wild Well Control, an oil spill response company, were attempting to control a blowout at a well owned by Texas Petroleum Investment Co. when a spark ignited the natural gas coming from the well, Patrick Courreges of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources told the television station.

“Contractors working to cap a well in the Belle Isle Field were injured when a spark ignited natural gas,” Texas Petroleum officials said in a statement. “The incident began on Sunday while workers were attempting to plug the abandoned well. The workers are receiving medical treatment and crews are on the scene to protect the environment and bring the well under control.”

The Louisiana State Police Emergency Response Unit was on the scene Tuesday afternoon around 5 p.m. CDT with hazmat equipment, Trooper Thomas Gossen told WWL.

Four people were taken to burn centers in surrounding areas and four refused treatment, a spokesperson for Oschner St. Mary told KATC. Officials with Our Lady of Lourdes also confirmed they were receiving patients from the incident, the television station reported.

Officials with Louisiana State Police confirmed there was no current threat to the public, WGNO reported.