The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says a small fire occurred inside the USS Miami sub Monday afternoon.
A civilian worker accused of setting a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine has been ordered to stay in jail pending trial.
Casey James Fury, of Portsmouth, N.H., faces up to life in prison if convicted of two counts of arson at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.
The 24-year-old defendant had asked to be released on home confinement, but a magistrate judge says Fury poses too great a risk to society.
The US Attorney’s office says two fires at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard were caused by a civilian shipyard worker. The first fire caused massive damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine.
Kittery, Maine residents are relieved that there has been an apparent resolution to the U.S.S. Miami fire and smaller blaze nearby at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.
A civilian worker has admitted to starting a fire aboard the U.S.S. Miami nuclear submarine last May. The fire caused $400 million in damage, and was followed by another suspicious dock fire.
Yesterday New Hampshire’s US Senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, honored the first responders to the massive fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to the USS Miami nuclear submarine.
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