Explosion on Car Carrier in Jacksonville

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The fire onboard the Hoegh Xiamen has been brought under control but is still burning, the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department said in an update.

The June 4 fire at Blount Island in Jacksonville resulted in an explosion which injured eight fire fighters, including two with serious burn injuries. All 21 crew members were uninjured in the fire.

video showing the explosion:

The 4,900 ceu capacity Höegh Xiamen is registered in Norway and was built in 2010. It is operated by Höegh Autoliners on a service connecting East Asia with North America and the Caribbean via the Panama Canal.

Fire fighters have spend several days battling the blaze.

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