On February 22, the 18 meter long towboat Leland Speaks caught fire on the Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi. The Leland Speaks was pushing 21 barges when fire broke out on the towboat. The crew was unable to extinguish the blaze and requested assistance. Local towboats responded and rescued the eight crew. No reports of injuries. The towboats pushed the burning Leland Speaks aground near the riverbank. No reports of pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.