On October 31, 2014, about 0742 local time, the uninspected towing vessel Dennis Hendrix was transiting upbound on the lower Mississippi River while pushing 24 loaded barges when a fire broke out in the engine room. Crewmembers began to fight the fire, and other vessels in the area provided firefighting and towing assistance. The fire burned until mid-afternoon. None of the 10 crewmembers were injured and no environmental damage was reported. The damage to the Dennis Hendrix was estimated at $3.8million.