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11 sailors injured after fire erupts on Navy ship in San Diego, Ca.

Christian Fernsby |
Eleven sailors were hospitalized after an explosion erupted during a blaze aboard a Navy ship at Naval Base San Diego, Ca..

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Plumes of smoke arose from USS Bonhomme Richard as firefighters battled the three alarm blaze on the 3400 block on Senn St. The vessel is an amphibious assault ship homeported in San Diego, according to Krishna Jackson of Naval Base San Diego.

The ship had undergone a regular maintenance cycle before the fire was reported, Jackson said. Crew members typically are aboard the ship on weekends, but there are fewer than there are on weekdays.

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