A fire is seen on the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday. Natural gas spewed uncontrolled from the well but sediment was said to have plugged the leak Thursday, authorities said.
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Officials say the fire is out at a natural gas well in the Gulf of Mexico that blew wild earlier in the week. Natural gas stopped flowing from the well earlier Thursday, and the remaining fire had been fueled by residual gas.