Boat explodes in Port Orchard; 5 injured
Monday, February 27, 2012
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- Five people have been injured in an explosion on a boat at the Port Orchard Yacht Club.
A Kitsap Fire and Rescue official tells KOMO News (http://is.gd/UvP67V ) that the boat, which sank on Sunday, had just been raised by salvage crews when its owner tried to hook up a bilge pump and a spark ignited nearby gas cans Monday afternoon.
Two of the victims had serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The explosion caused minor damage to the boat house and nearby boats.
The Department of Ecology has been called to monitor cleanup of a minor gas and oil spills in the water.
Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/