Marines injured in training vehicle fire

Fifteen Marines were wounded last month after their Amphibious Assault Vehicle caught fire during training, at Camp Pendleton, California.

Officials are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the September 13 incident.

At about 9:33 a.m. (PST), an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire in a land-based training accident on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton injuring 14 Marines and a Navy Sailor from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion.

The units were conducting a combat readiness evaluation as part of scheduled battalion training at the time of the incident and all service victims were said to be receiving the highest quality medical care at appropriate facilities.

All next-of-kin of the injured service members have been notified.

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