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Fire damages Navy ship in drydock

No major injuries; cause unknown

Boston firefighters fought a stubborn below-decks fire yesterday morning on a ship that is in drydock in South Boston. An aerial ladder was used to help get water hoses into the vessel, which is the size of three football fields. Boston firefighters fought a stubborn below-decks fire yesterday morning on a ship that is in drydock in South Boston. An aerial ladder was used to help get water hoses into the vessel, which is the size of three football fields. (GEORGE RIZER/GLOBE STAFF)
By John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / August 11, 2007

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A massive Navy supply ship undergoing repairs at a South Boston shipyard became a caldron of fire in the predawn darkness yesterday as firefighters battled searing temperatures and blinding smoke, trying to douse flames deep inside a vessel the size of three football fields. (Full article: 453 words)

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