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Fuel 'Flash causes injuries

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Fuel 'Flash causes injuries

CREATED Aug. 1, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 1, 2013
FORT MYERS - Fire officials responded to a report of a boat explosion Thursday at The Landings on McGregor Boulevard. 
Upon arrival it was determined that during fueling the gas fumes sparked and flashed causing injuries to two young girls. 
A 15-year-old was taken to the hospital for treatment of 2nd Degree burns to her arm and back and an 11-year-old received minor burns. The boat sustained no damage. 
Officials want to remind boaters to run the blowers when fueling up your vessel.