Crews put out fire aboard USS Cole at Marine Hydraulics

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Norfolk, Va. – Norfolk fire crews helped Navy sailors put out a fire aboard the USS Cole at Marine Hydraulics Thursday night.

24 Norfolk firefighters were dispatched to the Cole at 8:42pm and assisted the Navy with fire control and overhaul efforts.

The fire was brought under control in under an hour. No injuries were reported.

The Cole has been at Marine Hydraulics since March after returning from a seven-month deployment.

The company was awarded a $9 million contract to repair the ship.

Crews are still trying to figure out how the fire started.

Fire crews assessed the damage all day on Friday. They say this process may take a while to complete.

The USS Cole has been at Marine Hydraulics since March after returning from  7 month deployment with the 6th fleet.

 

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