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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
I think I'll wait for the Navy to make a comment on that.
originally posted by: mightmight
There's a renewed fire on the stern. Black smoke, indicating fuel burning.
If you check the progression of the fire on the linked stream four the past four hours, it looks like the fire has been spreading through the entire hangar deck.
San Diego Fire Chief Colin Stowell told CNN that all fire personnel immediately withdrew from the ship and a nearby pier was evacuated following an explosion onboard that was traced to a 55-gallon drum filled with a chemical used for cleaning tools. He said that there was also explosive ordnance onboard and that firefighters had to be especially cautious.
On 5 August 2017, after taking off from Bonhomme Richard a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed in Shoalwater Bay on the east coast of Australia.