USS Abraham Lincoln
An F-35 Lightning II stealth jet launches from the USS Abraham Lincoln. Navy photo

Six sailors suffered minor injuries when a fire broke out aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of Southern California, the Navy said Wednesday.

A statement from the office of the Commander of the 3rd Fleet said the fire aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier occurred on Tuesday morning and was quickly extinguished, allowing the ship to resume operations.

“The fire was quickly identified and extinguished through the crew’s fire-fighting efforts,” according to the statement.

“Six Sailors aboard are reported to have suffered minor injuries and have been treated aboard the ship.”

The Navy said the warship was conducting routine operations approximately 30 miles off the coast of Southern California.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” the Navy said. “Abraham Lincoln will continue to operate in the area.”

No other information was immediately released.


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