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2 Marines severely burned in MCAS Miramar hangar fire

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SAN DIEGO - An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a sudden, intense fire at MCAS Miramar, where two Marines suffered severe burn injuries.

The two Marines from Texas-based reserve unit Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 were doing routine maintenance work on a F/A-18 Hornet jet when the flash fire ignited on the ground around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, according to Maj. Kurt Stahl, Miramar's public affairs director.

Both were taken to the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center to be treated, Stahl said. They are listed in critical condition.