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Cruise Ship Fire Extinguished

A small fire aboard the Allure of the Seas cruise ship has been extinguished with no reported injuries. Royal Caribbean International spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said the engine fire occurred about 7:45 p.m. Friday.
The gargantuan cruise ship was sailing from St. Maarten to Port Everglades when the fire broke out. Martinez said the ship’s high fog extinguishing system was activated the fire was quickly contained and extinguished.

No passengers or crew were injured, and the ship never lost power. It is scheduled to return to Fort Lauderdale today.

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