San Diego, CA – 21 Injured in Ship Explosion at Naval Base San Diego

San Diego, CA – 21 Injured in Ship Explosion at Naval Base San Diego

San Diego, CA (July 13, 2020) – At approximately 8:30 a.m., on July 12, emergency crews were called to the scene of a major fire incident on Naval Base San Diego.

According to reports, a ship at the base, which is located on the 3400 block of Senn Street, exploded shortly after a fire broke out in the lower cargo hold area. At the time of the fire, around 160 sailors were aboard the ship. The entire crew was able to disembark before any individuals suffered fatal injuries.

Firefighters from San Diego, as well as federal firefighters, battled the blaze until they were able to take control of the three-alarm blaze. Seventeen sailors and four civilians were hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with those injured in this incident.

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