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.
At least 10 people hurt in boat explosion at Spring Cove Marina while refueling. Burn victims to MedStar in DC. State Fire Marshal on scene.— MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) July 5, 2015
Boat explosion on Solomons Island. Multiple injuries. NRP/Fire Marshal on scene.— MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) July 4, 2015
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.