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Was Bonhomme Richard fire the result of arson?

Written by Marine Log Staff
Fireboats fight Bonhomme Richard fire

Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department boats helped combat the fire onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. John J. Mike)

According to multiple media reports citing unnamed Navy officials, a sailor is being investigated in relation to possible arson in the fire that severely damaged the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard in July.

Both the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are reportedly investigating and are said to have focused their attention on one sailor.

Read the New York Times version of the story HERE.

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