Lightning Sets Fire to BP Oil Containment Ship.

The Associated Press reports that a bolt of lightning struck the ship that was capturing oil from the spill in the Gulf, igniting a fire that halted these containment efforts on the ship.

The fire was apparently quickly extinguished, no one was injured, and BP representatives say they hope to resume work today. (Reportedly, engineers are siphoning about 630,000 gallons of oil a day.)

This story is evolving as more information becomes available.

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