Ville de Que­bec Gen­er­a­tor Catches Fire

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One of HMCS Ville de Québec's four diesel gen­er­a­tors caught fire while at the Hal­i­fax dock­yard on March 3. Around 3 p.m., the ship's en­gi­neer de­tected the fire and ac­ti­vated a sprin­kler sys­tem within the gen­er­a­tor's steel en­clo­sure. The fire was quickly con­tained.

Spokesman Capt. Cameron Hil­lier said HMCS Ville de Québec re­cently com­pleted a Hal­i­fax-class up­grad­ing pro­gram. The ship was go­ing through a series of tests to en­sure its com­bat readi­ness when the fire oc­curred. "HMC Dock­yard fire de­part­ment ar­rived on scene to con­firm that the fire was ex­tin­guished," he said. "And crew is to con­tinue over­haul pro­ce­dures just to sim­ply make sure that the fire won't reignite."

The three crew mem­bers who were first on the scene were sent to hospi­tal as a pre­cau­tion in case of smoke in­hala­tion. Hil­lier said, "There's no dam­age as­sess­ment with what's been done to the diesel gen­er­a­tor," but there will soon be an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the fire's cause.

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