Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Fire at Electric Boat dock quickly extinguished

Published June 12. 2013 6:00PM   Updated June 12. 2013 6:53PM

Groton – The Electric Boat Fire Department extinguished a small equipment fire Wednesday in the basin of Graving Dock 3, a dry dock where the hulls of submarines are repaired and maintained.

EB spokesman Robert A. Hamilton said the fire was reported just after 5 p.m. and declared out at 5:18 p.m. The USS Toledo, a Los Angeles-class submarine, was in the dock’s basin at the time but was not involved in the fire, Hamilton said.

There were no injuries but there was a small amount of damage to some equipment, Hamilton said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
Rep. Diana Urban is demanding that the state Department of Economic and Community Development justify the continued use of taxpayer money to fund Amistad America. Do you think the state should continue to give money to the organization?
Yes. The story of Amistad is inspirational.
4%
Yes. I loved the Steven Spielberg movie.
0%
No. The funding should stop until the organization can account for how it is spending the money.
59%
No more money until the ship is homeported in Connecticut again.
37%
Number of votes: 1374

No current items found