February 18th, 2013
03:31 PM ET

Coast Guard: Cruise ship fire started with leaking fuel-oil line

The fire that crippled the Carnival cruise ship Triumph started with a leak in a fuel-oil return line connected to the ship's No. 6 generator, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.

Leaking oil hit a hot surface, starting the fire, said Teresa Hatfield, the lead investigator for the Coast Guard. Hatfield said there was no indication the leak was intentional.


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