Joint Base Charleston: Parked C-17 caught fire Friday afternoon; no injuries reported

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Joint Base Charleston (JBC) on Saturday released a statement regarding a fire involving a JBC aircraft.

According to officials, a C-17 Globemaster III caught fire while it was parked on the ground Friday afternoon.

“Base personnel quickly extinguished the fire, preventing further damage to the aircraft,” said Victor A. Reyes, 2d Lt, USAF, Media Operations for Joint Base Charleston.

​Reyes said seven crew members and one passenger were returning from an overseas mission when the incident occurred.

JBC said that there were no serious injuries at the scene.

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