A boat explosion injured seven people in Edgewater on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

A boat explosion injured seven people in Edgewater on Monday, May 27, 2013. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

EDGEWATER, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A boat explosion sent six people to the hospital Monday afternoon in Anne Arundel County, officials said.

It happened about noon Monday at the Oak Grove Marina. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Division Chief Keith Swindle says the 32-foot pleasure boat had just refueled when the engine stalled. He said while the owner was trying to restart the engine, an explosion and flash fire occurred.

Natural Resources Police say three children, ages 9 and 13, were taken to the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore. Five other children and adults were taken to area hospitals. They suffered from burns. Authorities said their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

Natural Resources Police are investigating the explosion.

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