Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Military Officials Investigate Fire on Board HMCS Ville De Quebec

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Military Officials Investigate Fire on Board HMCS Ville De Quebec

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Generator catches fire on ship: Defence

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HALIFAX - Investigators are assessing the damage and determining the cause of a fire on board HMCS Ville de Quebec that started in one of its generators as the crew was doing system tests on the vessel in Halifax.

Capt. Cameron Hillier, a spokesman with Maritimes Forces Atlantic, said Friday that the fire on board the Canadian frigate was detected at about 3 p.m. Thursday during a system test soon after one of the ship's four diesel generator engines was started.

He said the fire was inside the generator's enclosure, a large steel fitting with a window through which the fire could be seen.

Engineers spotted the fire and activated the suppression sprinkler system, quickly putting it out.

"Those three engineers were sent to hospital as a precautionary measure due to the potential for smoke inhalation," he said. …

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