Report: Warship fire at Naval Base San Diego possibly arson

Smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego Sunday, July 12, 2020, in San Diego after an explosion and fire Sunday on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An act of arson may have sparked an explosive fire that tore through the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego last month, extensively damaging the warship and injuring scores of emergency personnel while raging for four days, it was reported today. Citing anonymous sources, 10News reported that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has identified a Navy sailor who may have set the blaze intentionally. The sources told the news station that search warrants have executed at the home of the sailor, whose name and rank were not disclosed. A Navy spokesperson declined to comment on the report. The massive fire erupted late on the morning of July 12 in a storage area aboard the 27,565-ton military sea vessel and soon was sending thick columns of acrid smoke above
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