Sailors aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and the Portsmouth, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire aboard the amphibious dock landing ship at approximately 2 p.m. yesterday while the ship was undergoing a maintenance availability at NASSCO/Earl Industries shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
Initial reports indicate that the fire began in an unmanned storeroom below the main deck. The ship’s in-port emergency fire team responded to the initial report and the Portsmouth Fire Department was notified and responded with multiple units.
The Sailors and Portsmouth Fire Department declared the fire out at approximately 5:25 p.m.
All personnel were accounted for.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
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