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 Middle in Bridgeport, California.

Whereas third Battalion, third Marines have been conducting coaching, a tent hearth broke out within the morning. Whereas the blaze was rapidly contained by the MWTC Hearth Division, numerous small arms have 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 fireplace,” a spokesman for third Marines advised Marine Corps Occasions.

The reason for the fireplace and measure of the lack of tools 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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Sarah Sicard is a Senior Editor with Navy Occasions. She beforehand served because the Digital Editor of Navy Occasions and the Army Occasions Editor. Different work might be discovered at Nationwide Protection Journal, Activity & Goal, and Protection News.