Close Fire, oil spill shut down Houston ship channel KBMT 7:11 AM. CDT September 06, 2016 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON - The U.S. Coast Guard says the Houston Ship Channel is closed after an early-morning tanker fire and oil spill.The Coast Guard says the tanker, The Aframax River, may have hit a submerged sewer line. This caused a rupture in the hull, leading to a fire. There were no injuries. The incident happened at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.The fire is out, but one mile of the ship channel remains closed at this time south of the Battleship Texas.Officials say there is a bunker oil spill, but it's not yet known how much oil was lost in the channel. They will assess the spill after sunrise and hope to hope the ship channel sometime after 9 a.m.The Lynchburg Ferry is currently not in service due to the spill. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment More Stories Get your Friday Night fix w/ THE BLITZ Sep 30, 2016, 6:17 p.m. Man drowns in Port Arthur hot tub Sep 30, 2016, 8:19 a.m. 18 wheeler wreck injures one, closes interstate in… Sep 30, 2016, 12:15 p.m.