Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center

An explosion at the Peninsula Oil Company sent one employee to the hospital with an injury to his hand in Princess Anne around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a pilot light set off propane from a gas leak under the house.

The employee was taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center.

The paper reports that the blast resulted in $15-thousand in damage.

Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Website

OCEAN PINES, Md. (AP) - Police say five people have been taken to a hospital after a boat exploded as it pulled away from a dock in Ocean Pines.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the 24-foot boat exploded as it pulled away from the dock about 2 p.m. Sunday. Three people were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore, and two others were taken to a local hospital.

Patrick McAllorum tells WBOC-TV he heard the explosion and went to investigate. He says he saw the boat engulfed in flames

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.