Fire and Explosion Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego

July 12, 2020 - 1:30 pm
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There's been an explosion aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard with at least one injury Sunday, according to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Twitter.

The ship is located on Naval Base San Diego.

Firefighters have responded to the blaze. According to the Naval Surface Forces on Twitter Sunday, "Local, base, and shipboard fire fighting teams are responding to a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) located on Naval Base San Diego."

San Diego Fire-Rescue reports on Twitter that "Several sailors are being treated for a variety of injuries."

"SDFD is assisting on this fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard. We are in unified command (partnered) with Federal Fire," said their Twitter account.

Local, base, and shipboard fire fighting teams are responding to a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) located on Naval Base San Diego. More information to follow.@LHD6BHR @NavBaseSD

— Naval Surface Forces (@SurfaceWarriors) July 12, 2020

Multiple agencies at scene with SDFD - 3455 Senn St. working a military ship fire. #shipfire pic.twitter.com/9u9HqDUM32

— SDFD (@SDFD) July 12, 2020

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