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Oil fire halts Total SA production

A fire at Total SA oil field caused production to grind to a halt on Thursday.The halt would mean a loss of 60,000 barrels a day.

The blaze began before dawn and was still burning, Total's local office said in a statement. The cause of the fire was unknown. Company officials said investigators so far had found a suspicious boat, its hull and body completely burned, near the oil field.