WATCH: USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Injures 21 Crew Members

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17 US Navy sailors have been injured after the USS Bonhomme Richard caught fire while she was undergoing maintenance work in San Diego.

The fire started shortly after 09:00 hours on 12th July following reports of a massive explosion.

Firefighting vessels could be seen surrounding the Wasp Class amphibious assault ship as the fire raged throughout the night.

As the time of the fire, the vessel had a minimal crew on board, which is standard practice when a military ship is undergoing major maintenance work.

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