21 Hospitalized After Fire, Explosion Aboard Naval Ship Docked In San Diego

Update (1750ET): 17 sailors and four civilians have been transported to a San Diego hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the fire and explosion aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

The fire broke out around 9 a.m. local time, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue, before quickly reaching three-alarm status.

There were 160 sailors aboard at the time and the entire crew, as well as responders, have been accounted for.

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A fire broke out Sunday on the USS Bonbomme Richard at US Naval San Diego, injuring several sailors according to authorities.

A three-alarm fire was declared on the amphibious assault ship, reported at 8:51 a.m. according to local station CBS8, citing the San Diego Fire-Rescue department. As the fire progressed, the ship was reportedly evacuated.

Smoke could be seen from a distance as the fire burned. Meanwhile, just before 11 a.m. an explosion was reported resulting in at least one injury, according to the report.