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At least 18 US Navy sailors injured after ship catches fire at San Diego Naval Base

At least 18 US Navy sailors injured after ship catches fire at San Diego Naval Base
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Several US Navy sailors are injured after a fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) docked in Naval Base San Diego, California, on Sunday afternoon.




The LHD-6, an amphibious assault ship, was docked in San Diego and undergoing routine maintenance.




Most of the sailors from the ship were onshore when the first broke out, according to a Navy spokesperson.




San Diego Fire Department chief Colin Stowell told reporters the "fire could go on for days."




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At least 18 US Navy sailors are being treated for non-life threatening injuries after a fire broke out aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) docked in Naval Base San Diego, California, on Sunday afternoon.
The US Navy said the fire was initially reported at around 8:30 a.m. Approximately 160 of the ship's 1,000 crew members were aboard at the time.
The Naval Surface Forces, Pacific Fleet reported that 18 sailors had been transported to a local hospital for minor injuries, but the rest of the crew was accounted for.
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