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Two Marines seriously burned in San Diego explosion while working on fighter jet

A pair of U.S. Marines were seriously burned in an explosion while working on a fighter jet in California, officials said Monday.

The blast injured the service members on the tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, said Major Kurt Stahl, a spokesman for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

Both Marines were rushed to UC-San Diego Regional Burn Center for treatment, according to a statement.

Stahl said the duo belong to a reserve squadron based in Fort Worth, Texas. The injured service members were not immediately identified.

The F/A-18 Hornet was damaged during the explosion and its cause was not known.

Source: New York Daily News

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