11 Sailors Injured in Fire Aboard Amphibious Assault Ship Iwo Jima

A fire broke out on a Navy amphibious assault ship Thursday night, leaving 11 sailors with minor injuries.

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima reported smoke in the cargo hold at 11:45 p.m. The ship was pierside at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, where it's undergoing maintenance.

Members of the crew -- along with sailors from the guided-missile destroyer The Sullivans, Naval Station Mayport Florida firefighters, and members of the Jacksonville Fire Department -- put the fire out about five hours later.

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