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Fire reported on nuclear submarine in Maine

Fire reported on nuclear submarine in Maine
Posted at 8:27 PM, May 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-23 20:27:05-04

Photo courtesy Jean Mackin/WMUR

According to Gary Hildreth, public affairs officer for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the Portsmouth Naval Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on board the USS Miami SSN 755 (Nuclear Powered, Los Angeles Class Sub) at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday in Maine. 

They say the fire is located in a forward compartment of the ship. The ship’s reactor was not operating at the time and was not affected.

Authorities have been notified.

NewsChannel 3 will post more information as it becomes available.