Explosion on NAS PAXRVR Base Today - Southern Maryland Headline News

Explosion on NAS PAXRVR Base Today

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: Building 2188 here has been cleared by NAS Pax River Fire for reentry.

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Feb. 11, 2016)—An explosion happened around 10:50 a.m. today at Building 2188, an engineering facility on base. The incident was caused by an over pressurized container and contained to one room within the building. The building has been evacuated. All personnel have been accounted for.

The two personnel who were in the room are being treated on scene for injuries.

The incident is under investigation. Further details will be released as they become available.

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