HMCS Corner Brook is currently at Victoria Shipyards undergoing its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and will become the first of the submarines to be equipped with the new Universal Modular Mast being referred to as a “game changer.” The submarine saw a small fire on Monday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)

CFB Esquimalt submarine sees small fire

HMCS Corner Brook saw a minor fire while undergoing upgrades

A fire broke out aboard the submarine vessel, HMCS Corner Brook, this afternoon at the graving dock at the CFB Esquimalt.

Esquimalt communications personnel confirmed that it was a minor fire, and that no one was injured in the process.

The fire broke out around 12:40 p.m., and the CFB Esquimalt Fire fighters attended with back up from the municipal Esquimalt Fire Department.

The area was evacuated as fire fighters arrived on scene, and the fire was quickly put out.

Final damages are yet to be assessed, and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

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Corner Brook is currently at the Victoria Shipyards undergoing upgrades to become the first of the pacific submarines to be equipped with a new Universal Modular Mast, which would provide better air supply, communications, radar and periscope abilities.

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Corner Brook is the second submarine with an incident this week; Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay sustained a knee injury on Thursday while touring the HMCS Chicoutami.

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HMCS Corner Brook is currently at Victoria Shipyards undergoing its Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and will become the first of the submarines to be equipped with the new Universal Modular Mast being referred to as a “game changer.” The submarine saw a small fire on Monday afternoon. (Keri Coles/News staff)

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