Fire injures 13 at Maryland marina refueling stop

Thirteen people were injured in a flash fire on a boat that was refueling at a marina on Maryland’s Solomons Island.
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Thirteen people were injured in a flash fire on a boat that was refueling at a marina on Maryland’s Solomons Island.

The 38-foot powerboat was fueling at Spring Cove Marina about 6 p.m. Saturday when something ignited it, according to a statement from Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

The cause is under investigation, although police say the fire likely resulted from a spark from electrical connections at the bilge pump while gasoline vapors were still in the engine compartment.

None of the injuries are considered life-threatening, the fire department told local news outlets.

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