Fort Bragg Fire Fighters Going To Puerto Rico

Fort Bragg is sending four civilian fire fighters to Puerto Rico to help fight an explosion at a petroleum plant near an Army installation there.

Officials say the fire fighters are leaving early Sunday morning for Fort Buchanan.

More than 1,500 people were evacuated after Friday's earthshaking explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum Corp. in the suburb of Bayamon, just west of the capital of San Juan.

The Fort Bragg fire fighters will be assisting the fire department at Fort Buchanan, which was damaged in the blast. They're expected to be there for about a week.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. Officials say 15 of 40 fuel tanks caught fire.


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