Two firefighters taken to hospital after fire breaks out on USS McFaul

Posted at 5:17 PM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 19:29:21-04

Norfolk, Va. – Two firefighters were evaluated for heat-related illnesses after a small fire broke out on the second deck of the USS McFaul on Monday.

Emergency crews were alerted to the fire at 4:18 p.m. and they arrived on the scene shortly afterward.

Crews say the fire was put out by Navy personnel before they arrived.

Officials say the fire was caused by an electrical heater in the ductwork.