US Marines in burn unit following Camp Pendleton training accident

06:30  14 september  2017
06:30  14 september  2017 Source:   FOX News

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A vehicle fire at Camp Pendleton in California left 15 Marines injured — eight of them in the burn unit — following a training exercise accident on Wednesday morning. A seafaring assault vehicle caught fire during a scheduled battalion training event on a beach at the base, Paul Gainey

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Fifteen Marines were injured after a training accident Wednesday at California's Camp Pendleton.© Provided by Fox News Fifteen Marines were injured after a training accident Wednesday at California's Camp Pendleton.

A vehicle fire at Camp Pendleton in California left 15 Marines injured — eight of them in the burn unit — following a training exercise accident on Wednesday morning.

A seafaring assault vehicle caught fire during a scheduled battalion training event on a beach at the base, Paul Gainey, spokesman for the Marine 1st Division, said.

According to officials, eight of the Marines have been taken to a burn unit at the University of California San Diego Health. Of those eight, three were in critical condition, while five Marines were in serious condition.

15 Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton

  15 Marines injured in training accident at Camp Pendleton Fifteen Marines were injured Wednesday during a training exercise involving an amphibious landing vehicle at Camp Pendleton, according to the Marine Corps. The injured, from the 1st Marine Division, were participating in a battalion training operation about 9:33 a.m. when the accident occurred, the Marine Corps said. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, but Marine officials said in a statement that they were receiving medical treatment. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as they receive medical care," the statement said. The accident is under investigation, officials said.. veronica.rocha@latimes.com Twitter: VeronicaRochaLAThe injured, from the 1st Marine Division, were participating in a battalion training

Followed topics. Tap on a topic to follow it. Photo: 10-acre brush fire burning in Camp Pendleton , Calif.; no structures threatened - NBC San Diego. Camp Pendleton says 6 Marines remain in critical condition after accident that killed 1, injured 18 Thursday - @AP.

Marine Killed in Camp Pendleton Accident . Sarah Burns said Haley was doing routine morning physical training when the tree fell. Haley had deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit last year.

Of the other seven Marines injured, two are in critical condition, two are receiving medical treatment but are in unknown condition, while one is in stable condition and two others are being treated for minor injuries.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured members of our Division family,” the 1st Marine Division wrote on Twitter.

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Officials are investigating the accident.

The incident comes more than a month after a training accident left one Marine dead at Camp Pendleton.

Lance Cpl. Cody J. Haley, 20, died after a tree fell on him during routine training. He was deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in early 2016.

Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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