Military officials investigate fire on board HMCS Ville de Quebec

HALIFAX - Officials are investigating a generator fire on board HMCS Ville de Quebec that sent three engineers to hospital as a precaution.

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Capt. Cameron Hillier says the fire on board the Canadian warship was detected at about 3 p.m. Thursday during a system test and soon after one of the ship's four diesel generators was started.

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

He says the three engineers activated the suppression system and quickly put out the fire.

They were sent to hospital, where they were assessed for possible smoke inhalation and found not to need medical care.

The vessel had just completed its Halifax-class modernization program in December and was undergoing refresher crew training and equipment tests.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire and whether it caused any damage to equipment nearby.



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