Fire on US Aircraft Carrier Injures 9 Sailors; Cause Sought

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 1, 2022US News
Fire on US Aircraft Carrier Injures 9 Sailors; Cause Sought
Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Hormuz as an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 lifts off from the flight deck, on Nov. 19, 2019. (Stephanie Contreras/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO—A fire broke out aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, resulting in minor injuries to nine sailors, military officials said Wednesday.

The blaze broke out Tuesday morning as the USS Abraham Lincoln was conducting routine operations about 30 miles (50 kilometers) off Southern California, the Navy said in a statement.

“The fire was quickly identified and extinguished through the crew’s fire-fighting efforts,” the statement said.

All nine injured sailors were treated aboard the ship, which will continue its operations in the area.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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