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Man Charged in Sub Fire that Caused $400M in Damages

The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755) in a file photo. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Kevin K. Langford (WASHINGTON) -- A fire that broke out aboard the USS Miami nuclear submarine in May while it was docked in a Maine shipyard caused $400 million in damages -- and federal authorities now say it was caused by a man who was having problems with his girlfriend and wanted to get off work to see her.

The civilian painter, 24-year-old Casey James Fury, faces charges that could bring life in prison, if he's convicted.

He is also charged with setting another fire in June that was set near the same boat.

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