IDF soldier wounded in blaze aboard Navy ship

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An Israeli soldier is seriously injured after a fire breaks out on the ship he was working on at the Israeli Navy’s base in Atlit, the military says.

The soldier was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The fire was extinguished by other soldiers on the base, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Atlit Base is home to the navy’s elite Shayetet 13 seal unit.

“The incident is being investigated. It is not immediately clear what caused the fire to break out,” the IDF says.

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