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LAFITTE, LA (CNN) - A person was severely burned after a fire broke out on a tugboat Tuesday night.  

It happened in a bayou near Lafitte, Louisiana. The tug was attached to a barge that was carrying five-thousand-gallons of fuel. The Coast Guard says they will not try to put out the fire because the water is too shallow and the flames are too intense.

The man who was burned is in critical condition. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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