U.S. Navy nuclear sub catches fire in Maine

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:27 EDT
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A fire on board the U.S. nuclear submarine USS Miami in Portsmouth, Maine on Wednesday night left seven injured and Navy engineers scratching their heads trying to figure out what caused the blaze.

Thankfully, the injuries were minor: Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge told The Associated Press that nobody was seriously harmed, noting that there were no weapons on the ship and that the submarine’s nuclear reactor had been shut down months ago and was not affected.

This video was broadcast by CBS’s This Morning on Thursday, May 24, 2012.


Photo: Anthony Correia / Shutterstock.com.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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