Helen, Arkansas - The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel fire on the lower Mississippi River near West Helena, Arkansas, Wednesday.
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification at 10:30 a.m. of a fire aboard the un-inspected towing vessel Jacob Kyle Rusthoven near mile marker 673 on the lower Mississippi River.

The Jacob Kyle Rusthoven was pushed to the Arkansas bank of the river where fire-fighting efforts continue. There is a reported 13,300 gallons of fuel onboard with no reports of pollution at this time.

The Coast Guard issued a waterway closure between mile marker 664 and mile marker 674 on the Mississippi River.
The crew of the Jacob Kyle Rusthoven were reported safe.

As of 4:25 p.m. the vessel Jacob Kyle Rusthoven remains on fire on the Arkansas side of the Mississippis River near the Helena Riverside Park. One barge is capsized, while water is being pumped from a barge near the boat ramp.

More on this story as details become available.