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JAXPORT car carrier fire contained but not out

Fire officials in Jacksonville, Florida, say the blaze aboard the Höegh Xiamen has been contained but not extinguished.

The fire was reported on the seventh deck of the car carrier shortly after loading operations were completed at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal at about 4 p.m. Thursday. An explosion reportedly occurred about three hours after firefighters responded and the fire spread to other decks.

Nine firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Four were transported to a burn unit...

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