Military Ship Explosion: Naval ship explosion in San Diego injures 18, causes a 3-alarm fire, A group of sailors
have been injured following an explosion on board a military ship in California
At Least Eighteen people were hospitalized with “non-life-threatening injuries,”
Raney said in a brief statement. He didn’t have additional details.
Previously officials said at least one person was treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire was under investigation. It wasn’t immediately known where on the 840-foot amphibious assault vessel the blast and the fire occurred. The flames sent up a huge plume of dark smoke visible around San Diego.
About 160 sailors and officers were on board — far fewer than the thousand typically on the ship when it’s on active duty.