Fire, explosion reported on US ship at San Diego naval base

Fire and an ensuing explosion have been reported on a ship at the US Naval base in San Diego.

It was not immediately clear what caused Sunday’s explosion on the Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship and light aircraft carrier.

Smoke was seen billowing from the middle of the ship as several injured sailors were reportedly being treated.

According to Krishna Jackson, a Navy spokeswoman, the ship had been docked for scheduled maintenance between deployments. She suggested that it was unlikely for the ship to normally have large artillery on board while docked.

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