NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were injured after a food truck at the Newport News Shipbuilding caught fire Tuesday morning.
According to a spokesperson from HII shipyard, the food truck was on shipyard property when it caught fire around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday. No shipyard employees, facilities or naval vessels were impacted.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The spokesperson stated that the fire was limited to the food truck. Newport News Shipbuilding Fire and Rescue immediately responded and received mutual aid from the City of Newport News.
Two employees of the food truck were sent to the hospital for treatment of injuries, however, the extent of their injuries is still unknown.
“Safety is our number one priority at Newport News Shipbuilding, and fire safety is something we regularly train for,” said the spokesperson. “Our workforce responded immediately and followed emergency protocols.”
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