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HONOLULU (AP) _ A fuel oil leak started a fire on the USS Constellation, but the aircraft carrier's crew put it out in about an hour, the Navy said Saturday.

The fire burned in one of the four main machinery rooms Friday night while the carrier was in Hawaii waters, according to Pacific Fleet spokesman Jon Yoshishige.

The fire caused no injuries, and an initial assessment found minimal damage.

The Constellation left San Diego on Nov. 2 on a six-month deployment to the North Arabian Sea area. Yoshishige said a decision will be made whether the ship will have to divert to Pearl Harbor for repairs.

The Constellation, which carries 72 Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, leads a battle group that is expected to play a role in the U.S.-led war on terrorism.