Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department boats combat a fire on board USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego, July 12, 2020

Arson suspected in Bonhomme Richard fire, defense official says

A defense official confirmed to Task & Purpose that a sailor is being questioned in connection with the fire but has not been charged.

A C-5M Super Galaxy sits on the flightline at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on Sept. 27, 2018.

Travis Air Force Base orders evacuation due to raging California fires

One of the busiest military airports in the U.S. was evacuated of non-essential personnel on Wednesday night as a deadly blaze swept across Northern California

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DoD to troops: please try not to catch fire from hand sanitizer

To help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), officials say you should wash your hands frequently, using hand sanitizer if necessary. Just try not to catch fire

Helicopter footage of the USS Bonhomme Richard showed massive plumes of smoke pouring out of the ship from multiple places.

Two other Navy ships caught fire just days after the USS Bonhomme Richard inferno

The inferno that engulfed the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard isn't the only fire to strike Navy capital ships in recent weeks


Chinese officials are burning documents at the country's Houston consulate after the US abruptly ordered it closed

People are burning documents at the Chinese Consulate in Houston after China said the United States gave it 72 hours to close, with the State Department accusing China of threatening U.S. sovereignty and intimidating U.S. citizens