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Navy Ship Fire at San Diego Naval Base Injures Several.

Several people were injured in an explosion and fire aboard a ship at a Naval Base in San Diego, Sunday, July 14.
READ MORE: Firefighting teams continue trying to put out a massive fire that broke out onboard a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship docked at Naval Base San Diego in the U.S. state of California early Sunday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. An official with the San Diego Fire Department, which is helping fight the fire, said there was an explosion.

There were 160 sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard when the fire broke out, according to the Navy, and all have been evacuated. Five sailors are still in the hospital for observation. All are currently in stable condition.

In total, 57 U.S. sailors and Navy civilian personnel have been treated for injuries as a result of the fire, including smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion.

The ship was undergoing routine maintenance in San Diego.
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