An electrical fire broke out aboard the littoral combat ship Milwaukee while it was in port at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Friday afternoon.
Officials said no one was injured in the Class C electrical fire, which was called away at 1:41 p.m.
“Ship’s crew and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue have extinguished the fire and are desmoking the affected spaces,” the Navy said in a statement early Friday evening. “All Navy and contractor personnel are accounted for and safe. The Navy will investigate the cause of the fire and determine the extent of the damage.”
A Class C mishap entails damages $60,000 and $600,000, with Class B and A mishaps being more severe.
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