£3.1bn supercarrier catches fire at Rosyth

The HMS Queen Elizabeth being built. Picture : Comp
The HMS Queen Elizabeth being built. Picture : Comp
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Firefighters were today called to a fire on board the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier being built at Rosyth.

Six appliances fought the blaze and fire officials said that 21 people who were initially unaccounted for were now safe.

The blaze broke out at 6:40am and six appliances were rushed to the scene.

It took two hours to bring it under control and it’s believed insulation caught alight.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is undergoing final assembly at Rosyth Dockyard and is due to be named by the Queen in a ceremony on Friday July 4. It is thought to cost jointly around £6.2bn, with the HMS Prince of Wales.