10 People Hurt, Including 3 Children, in Boat Explosion at Solomons Island - NBC4 Washington

10 People Hurt, Including 3 Children, in Boat Explosion at Solomons Island

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    Ten Hurt After Boat Explodes at Maryland Marina

    Investigators say the boat was refueling when something ignited and caused a flash fire. (Published Saturday, July 4, 2015)

    Ten people were injured — three of them children — in a flash fire on a boat that was refueling at a marina on Solomons Island in Maryland.

    The 38-foot cabin cruiser was fueling at Spring Cove Marina at around 6 p.m. Saturday when something ignited the vessel, according to a statement from Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

    Five victims were taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Maryland, including one of the young victims. The other five were taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, including two other young people.

    Police for Maryland's Department of Natural Resources tweeted that the victims sent to MedStar were being treated for burns.

    None of the injuries was life-threatening, the fire department said.

    The Maryland fire marshal and the Department of Natural Resources are investigating.