Nightly News   |  February 18, 2013

Carnival fire began with leaky fuel line

The Carnival Triumph fire that knocked out power and left more than 4,000 passengers and crew stranded without air conditioning, hot food or working toilets, was traced to a flexible fuel oil return line. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> as the horror stories continue to emerge from on board, the coast guard said today they figured out what caused the fire on the carnival cruise ship "triumph" that knocked out the power and left more than 4,000 passengers and crew stranded with no circulating air, hot food or working toilets for four days. fire started, it turns out, when a fuel line connected to a generator leaked oil on to a very hot surface. coast guard officials say it will take up to six months to do a complete investigation.