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USS Bonhomme Richard on fire in San Diego

The following is a story from Chris Jennewein of the Times of San Diego:

An explosion and fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego Sunday injured 11 sailors, the Navy said.

San Diego firefighters were called to 3455 Senn St. at 8:51 a.m. for a three-alarm fire aboard the amphibious assault ship, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

“Eleven sailors have been transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The entire crew is off the ship and all are accounted. More information to follow,” the Pacific Fleet said via Twitter.

Local firefighters joined federal firefighters in responding to the scene, where plumes of smoke could be seen on the naval base.

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