POSTED: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 5:23am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 7:25am
New Orleans - Texas state crews are helping corral a big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thousands of barrels of oil are fouling the waters 50 miles off Louisiana.
The Coast Guard says it could start controlled burns of the oil as early as this afternoon.
The spill happened shortly after an explosion and fire at an oil rig.