Navy and local firefighters in Portsmouth, Virginia responded Tuesday to a fire aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious dock landing ship.
The USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) was undergoing maintenance at NASSCO-Earl Industries shipyard in Portsmouth when the fire broke out at approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday.
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 fire was declared out at approximately 5:25 p.m.
All personnel were accounted for. One Navy firefighter experienced a minor smoke inhalation injury but returned to duty.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.