US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was hit by a fire outbreak in the morning of November 29.
According to the US Navy, the fire was quickly identified and extinguished through the crew’s fire-fighting efforts.
Nine sailors aboard are reported to have suffered minor injuries and have been treated aboard the ship.
Abraham Lincoln was conducting routine operations approximately 30 miles off the coast of Southern California when the incident occurred.
The navy added that the cause of the fire is under investigation. The incident will not have an effect on the carrier’s operations, which will continue in the area.
CVN 72 is operating off California after hosting the 2022 Armed Forces Classic – Carrier Edition – an NCAA men’s basketball event at Naval Air Station North Island earlier this month.
Prior to that, the carrier completed a seven-month deployment to US 3rd and 7th Fleet area of operations in Asia Pacific, returning home on August 11.