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Firefighters injured after explosion on Höegh vessel

At least nine firefighters have been injured during an explosion on a ship owned by Höegh Autoliners. The fire broke out on the ship Thursday local time off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Maldonado Gonzalez

Several firefighters have been injured in an explosion on one of car carrier Höegh Autoliners' ships.

The explosion occurred while firefighters were trying to put out a fire on ship Höegh Xiamen, which had erupted in flames in the waters off Jacksonville, Florida.

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