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Smoke seen emanating from USS Bonhomme Richard

SAN DIEGO, CA – Crews reported at least two fires onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard early this morning, mere hours after Navy officials announced that the fires that had ravaged the ship for four days had finally been extinguished.

ABC 10 reports that they learned via a radio scanner that crews at the scene had identified at least two fires onboard, and ordered the ship’s evacuation at 1 a.m. this morning. The 10News Breaking News Tracker could see smoke emanating from the listing amphibious assault ship.

By 5 a.m., however, naval authorities told ABC 10 that no evacuations had been ordered, and that all fires were extinguished. They also said that investigations into possible flare-ups were ongoing.

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Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard extinguished

SAN DIEGO, CA – Navy officials reported today that the fire onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard has finally been extinguished, after a four-day inferno that ranks among the most severe in recent naval history.

“All known fires have been extinguished aboard USS Bonhomme Richard,” Rear Adm. Philip E. Sobeck told reporters.

Officials said they are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure that there are no smaller fires remained onboard the 40,000-ton amphibious assault ship. The cause of the fire, which began on Sunday, is still under investigation.

More than 60 people were injured in the fire, including both naval personnel and civilians.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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