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6 people, including baby, in stable condition after boat explodes

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MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Emergency officials report six people were injured after a boat exploded at Moors Marina in Marshall County, Kentucky on Sunday.

According to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Captain Garry Clark, all six are in stable condition.

He said the owner and operator of the boat was 40-year-old David Weir, of Gilbertsville.

The passengers included: Gina Stovall, 44, of Bardwell, Ky.; Mariann McCool, 21, of Roseburg, Ore.; Marion Olson, of Stark, Kan.; McKenzie Potter, 21, of Gilbertsville, Ky.; and a one-year-old boy, of Roseburg, Ore.

The explosion is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

Director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Department Duane Hawes reports when first responders got to the area a 23-foot boat was engulfed in flames.

Hawes said all six people on the boat had burn-related injuries and were taken to area hospitals. At least three people were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Crews and local boaters managed to create enough waves to push the boat away from the dock. 

Hawes reports there was little to no damage to the surrounding areas.

The state fire marshal was called in to investigate.

Hawes said the pilot of the boat reported having engine problems, which was likely the cause of the explosion.

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