At the very least 17 sailors and 4 civilians have been injured after a fireplace began onboard aboard the army ship, USS Bonhomme Richard, on the US Naval Base in San Diego.
In keeping with Navy officers, the victims have been taken to a San Diego space hospital with minor accidents on Sunday.
“Seventeen Sailors and 4 civilians are being handled for non-life threatening accidents at a neighborhood hospital,” the US Navy mentioned in an announcement.
San Diego firefighters arrived on the three-alarm hearth on Sunday to search out thick black smoke billowing a whole bunch of toes into the air from a number of factors alongside the 844-foot (257 m) amphibious assault ship docked on the San Diego Naval base, in accordance with reside video footage of the scene.
Emergency crews in boats have been alongside the burning ship, spraying it with hoses.
“Eighteen Sailors have been transferred to a neighborhood hospital with non-life threatening accidents,’’ Naval Floor Forces wrote on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
It added “your entire crew is off the ship and all are accounted’’