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'Eye of Fire' Ocean Blaze Sparks a Wave of Hilarious Memes

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Astonishing footage of an ocean blaze dubbed the ‘Eye of Fire’ has gone viral after the bizarre scene was shared on social media.

The situation has ignited the internet, producing a wave of hilarious memes and we’ve found the best ones.

The fire occurred on July 2nd in the Gulf of Mexico and was reportedly caused by a gas pipeline leak and a lightning strike.

In a shocking chain of events, the underwater pipeline caused natural gas to build up and as it reached the surface. It is believed during an intense storm of rain and lightning, the gas was ignited by a lightning bolt. 

The oil firm Pemex reported no one was injured during the five-hour period the fire was alight. They sent fire control boats to pump water to control the blaze and although the incident was an ecological disaster, the internet has found humour in the situation.

Similar to the scenes of the ship blocking the Suez Canal, the incident mirrors the viral event with a small ship trying to fix a massive ordeal. This of course sparked a collection of hilarious memes.


Here are the best memes of the ‘Eye of Fire.'


 


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