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Officials Investigate Sudden Fire At Miramar Station

U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets practice their performance ahead of the ...

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Above: U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets practice their performance ahead of the MCAS Miramar Air Show.

An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a sudden, intense fire at MCAS Miramar, where two Marines suffered severe burn injuries.

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The two Marines from Texas-based reserve unit Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 were doing routine maintenance work on a F/A-18 Hornet jet when the flash fire ignited on the ground around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, according to Maj. Kurt Stahl, Miramar's public affairs director.

Both were taken to the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center to be treated, Stahl said.

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