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Crews make progress against fire on ship at SD Naval Base


Last updated 7/15/2020 at 10:56am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Military and civilian emergency crews battled a raging blaze aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego for a fourth day today.

Despite the destructiveness of the explosive, out-of-control fire, Navy officials reported Tuesday that the 22-year-old vessel appeared to have escaped irreparable harm, though all-out efforts to quell the flames and smoldering hot spots were ongoing.

"First, we have investigated the four main engineering spaces (of the ship) and found no major damage," Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck told reporters during a briefing at the naval base south o...

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