Minor fire extinguished on USS George H.W. Bush
NORFOLK, Va. – The Navy says a minor fire broke out on the nation's newest aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush but that no one was injured.
Officials said Thursday that the fire around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in an unoccupied berthing compartment was quickly extinguished.
Naval Air Force Atlantic says damage to the ship was assessed as minimal. The cause hasn't been determined.
The Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/MNpuwG) that the carrier had been scheduled to depart Naval Station Norfolk for training on Thursday, but that trip has been postponed for reasons unrelated to the fire.
The carrier's home port is Norfolk, Va.