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Crews make progress against fire on ship at SD Naval base


Last updated 7/16/2020 at 11:54am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Teams of military and civilian firefighters labored for a fifth day Thursday to subdue a stubborn blaze that has raged aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego since last weekend.

Though the fire has caused extensive destruction to the 27,565-ton vessel, the damage apparently is not irreparable, according to the Navy.

Crews were evacuated from the ship late Wednesday night ``out of an abundance of caution'' because the ship began to shift to one side, Navy officials said. By 6 this morning, the ship had settled and crews were back on the ship to contin...

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