USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Firefighting Efforts

As of 9:00 a.m. EDT July 15, firefighting teams continue operations onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), 63 personnel, 40 Sailors, and 23 civilians, have been treated for minor injuries including heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation. Currently, there are no personnel hospitalized. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 has conducted more than 1,500 helicopter water bucket drops, which are cooling the super-structure and flight deck, enabling fire crews to get onboard to fight the fire internally.

Sailors and Federal firefighters respond to a fire aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego. On the morning of July 12, a fire was called away aboard the ship while it was moored pier side at Naval Base San Diego. The fire continues to be fought into the following day. Bonhomme Richard is going through a maintenance availability, which began in 2018.

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Location: San Diego, CA