3 workers hospitalized after flash fire at Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 23:13:56-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Three workers were sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon after a flash fire at Colonna's Shipyard in Norfolk.

img_0452According to Battalion Chief Joseph Milligan with Norfolk Fire Rescue, the victims had various degrees of burns and were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Milligan said the three were working along the USACE Dredge McFarland when the fire broke out in the engine room.

The vessel was dry dock at the time, which went out after burning the three. The fire was contained when crews arrived.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.