Small fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Posted July 03, 2010, at 12:33 p.m.

KITTERY, Maine — Workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard were evacuated as a precaution after a small fire broke out in an employee break shelter.

Shipyard spokesman Gary Hildreth says the fire was reported about 4:15 p.m. Friday near Berth 12. It was in an area frequented by employees on their lunch break. No one was injured.

Hildreth says the fire was immediately extinguished and the cause is being investigated.