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Fire still burning on Navy ship in San Diego where 57 hurt


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Firefighters were still battling a blaze Monday on a Navy combat ship that injured at least 57 people and sent acrid smoke billowing over San Diego.

The fire began Sunday morning aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, apparently in a vehicle storage area as the ship was in a berth undergoing maintenance, according to Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck.

Initially, 17 sailors and four civilians were reported injured but by Monday the number had grown to 57 and five remained hospitalized for observation, the Navy said.

Firefighters attacked the flames inside the ship while firefighting vesse...

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