Timeline of gas well blowout:
Tuesday, 8:45 a.m.: The platform owner, Walter Oil and Gas, lost control of the unmanned well. A company performing work on the platform noticed natural gas below the sea floor started flowing out of control, and 44 people were safely evacuated.
Tuesday morning: Crews got to work trying to stop the leak.
Tuesday afternoon: The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement flew over the site and saw the cloud of gas rising from the rig and a light sheen on the water a half mile by 50 feet in the area.
Late Tuesday night: Fire breaks out on the blown out gas well.
Wednesday morning: Fire continues to burn
Wednesday midday: Drilling rig begins to collapse