Firefighters Praised for Response to Nuclear Sub Fire

Seacoast-area firefighters received national recognition Monday for their part in helping to extinguish a fire on board a nuclear submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The U.S. Navy has convened a special investigative panel to probe the circumstances behind the fire on board the USS Miami in May.

Investigators believe the fire was started by a "heat source" that was sucked into a shop vacuum, igniting the debris within.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service