UPDATE: 5 Sailors, 57 Hospitalized, Dozens Treated for Injuries as Navy Ship Burns for 2nd Day

Ameera Butt
July 13, 2020 - 11:30 am

As the USS Bonhomme Richard burns Monday for the second day, water-dropping helicopters circled above the Naval Base in San Diego. 

According to Navy officials, five sailors have been hospitalized as well as 57 personnel treated for minor injuries such as heat exhaustion or smoke inhalation, .

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Firefighters responded to the blaze 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," the Naval Surface Forces posted on Twitter Sunday. 

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.

This story is developing.