USS Bonhomme Richard Ship Settles for Long Haul | 5

UPDATE 5 – 7/15/2020 2345 PT


Reports of an explosion occurred on July 12th and still continue to burn on Day 3 on the USS Bohomme Richard (LHD-6), a 40,000 ton Wasp class U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship.


Scheduled  routine maintenance in between deployments has brought the large ship to port and remains while Navy fire crews continue to contain the heavy smoke and blaze.

The US Navy said those assigned to the ship were either in local or base housing and all crew were off the ship at the time of the fire when started on Sunday, July 12th at 0830 PT.



The ship’s settling caused an immediate evacuation of personnel from the pier and vessel as a precaution.

Naval firefighters continue firefighting efforts.


July 14, 2020

There were personnel from Federal Fire  and over 400 sailors from 12 San Diego-based ships that are part of the marine firefighting units.

July 15, 2020

The Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 has dropped more than 1,500 water bucket drops over the fire.  It has been cooling the very large vessel and flight deck at one time enabling crews to enter the ship.



The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation.



63 personnel have been treated which includes 40 sailors and 23 civilians have been treated for minor injuries, including some with heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation.

There are no personnel currently hospitalized.

There were no deaths reported.


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NEW WILDFIRES! – June 24, 2016

Updated 2100 hours PDT

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BRUSHY FIRE – N Fork Escalante Drainage (CO)

  • Area:  NFS lands.
  • National Forest:  Grand Mesa / Uncompahgre / Gunnison.
  • Date/Time:  6/22/2016 @ 1530 hours.
  • Cause:  Lightning.
  • Acreage:  20.
  • Containment:  39%
  • Fire Conditions/Fuels:  Heavy/Pinyon-juniper. Steep.
  • Command:  IC Wheeler, ICT4.
  • Personnel:  40
  • Resources/Equipment:  Helicopter released. Wildland Fire Module released back to #KelsoFire

DOUGLAS FIRE – About 15 miles SW of Sundance (WY)

Southern side of fire, morning or June 24, 2016

Southern side of fire on morning of June 24, 2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  • Area:  Wyoming State Forestry.
  • Date/Time:  6/21/2016 @ 1200 midnight.
  • Cause:  Lightning.
  • Acreage:  2000.
  • Containment:  30%.
  • Fire Conditions/Fuels:  Mixed.
  • Command:  IC Dick Terry.
  • Personnel/Equipment:  150 personnel. 12 engines. 3 hand crews, 2 Type 1 Helicopter, 1 Type 3 helicopter and numerous dozers.
  • Incident Cooperators:  Wyoming State Forestry Division, Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, South Dakota Department of Wildland Fire, Crook County, Campbell County, Fremont County, Johnson County, Weston County, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management.

MARINA FIRE – N of Lee Vining, CA.

The view looking north toward the fire

Looking North towards the fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  • National Forest:  Inyo.
  • Date/Time:  6/24/2016 @ Unknown.
  • Cause:  Unknown.
  • Acreage:  350.
  • Containment:  0%.
  • Fire Conditions/Fuels:  Pinyon and brush.
  • Comment:  IC Jeff Hinson.
  • Evacuations:  (Evacuated) Tioga Lodge and Lee Vining (under evacuation advisory).
  • Alerts: Fire affecting Bridgeport and SCE working to get power back on.
  • Closures:  Hwy 395 near Mono Lake.

MCCLURE FIRE – 3 miles NE of Santa Fe & 2 miles E of Hyde Memorial Street, NM. (Santa Fe Watershed)

  • Date/Time Started:  6/232016 @ 1221 Hours.
  • National Forest:   Santa Fe of the Espanola  Ranger District.
  • Cause:  Lightning.
  • Fire Fuels:  Dead and down timber, ponderosa pines.
  • Acreage:
  • Containment: 50%.
  • Incident Summary:  Smoke spotted by Barillas Lookout Tower on Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District.
  • Personnel:  Unknown.
  • Resources:  Air Ops suspended for night. Hotshots were working up to 2000 hours then hiking back out to their camp.

PEAKS FIRE – 50 miles NE of Apache Junction, AZ.

Photo of Peaks Fire as seen from the air on June 22, 2016

Peaks Fire. on June 22, 2016. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  • Area:  Near Brown Fire (900 ac fire) in 2014. in Four Peaks Wilderness.
  • National Forest:  Tonto.
  • Date/Start:  Discovered 6/20/2016, Monday.
  • Acreage:  40.
  • Status:  Fire smoldering and creeping.
  • Weather:  High temps and chance of thunderstorms.
  • Threats:  There are zero threats to homes or structures.
  • Alerts:  As precaution, Tonto NF shutting down area trails.

Sources:  Inciweb, NW Fire Info, CAL Fire & others.

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