Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard still burning FOUR DAYS after blaze started

Posted On: Jul 15, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard still burning FOUR DAYS after blaze started

Firefighting crews are still tackling a serious blaze on board the big-deck amphibious assault ship the USS Bonhomme Richard, with the fire continuing to burn after more than three days straight.
Helicopters have made more than 1,500 water drops to suppress the fire onboard the vessel, which has been engulfed in flames since Sunday morning, the US Navy said in a statement on Wednesday. The firefighting teams are continuing with their all-out efforts to extinguish the fire and quell smoldering hotspots.
A video released by the Navy shows firefighting tugboats dousing the ship's hull as helicopters drop water on its deck. Firefighters can also be seen coming aboard the vessel, with plumes of smoke still pouring from its hull.
A total of 63 people - 40 sailors and 23 civilians - have been treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation since the start of the blaze, the Navy said, adding that no personnel are still in hospital. Despite the massive fire and an explosion accompanying it, the ship escaped...

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