Small cache of Marine Corps weapons burns up in a fireplace

A literal small-arms hearth broke out Thursday throughout a routine coaching train on the Mountain Warfare Coaching Heart in Bridgeport, California.

Whereas third Battalion, third Marines had been conducting coaching, a tent hearth broke out within the morning. Whereas the blaze was shortly contained by the MWTC Hearth Division, quite a lot of small arms had been incinerated.

“We want to thank the MWTC Hearth Division for his or her speedy response and their fast and environment friendly containment of the hearth,” a spokesman for third Marines advised Marine Corps Occasions.

The reason for the hearth and measure of the lack of gear continues to be underneath investigation, the spokesman added.

The place hearth watch was has but to be decided. Maybe the cache was lit to toast marshmallows?

Semper hearth, boys.

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