A fire burns aboard the nuclear-powered submarine USS Miami on May 23, 2012.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) - New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta is visiting the dry-docked submarine heavily damaged during a fire at a Maine shipyard two weeks ago.
Guinta is visiting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery on Tuesday afternoon. He will take a look at the damage aboard the USS Miami and receive updates on the fire and repair efforts, estimated at $400 million. Many workers at the shipyard are from nearby New Hampshire.
The Navy said the fire started when an industrial vacuum cleaner sucked up a heat source of some type that ignited debris inside the vacuum. The vacuum had no apparent defect and was not plugged in when the fire started on May 23.
The Miami arrived at the shipyard in Kittery in March for a 20-month overhaul.
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