WATERFORD, Conn. — Officials say an explosion on a boat in Connecticut sent three girls to the hospital with burns.

The Day reports (http://bit.ly/2wnFKNn ) the explosion happened Monday as the boat was being refueled at the Niantic Bay Boat Valet.

The girls were taken to a New London hospital for treatment. Officials say they are ages 12, 13 and 14. The 73-year-old grandfather of one of the girls was also on the boat at the time of explosion.

Environmental Conservation Police and the Waterford fire marshal are investigating.

Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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