ALAMEDA -- Two women were injured Sunday afternoon when an aerosol can near a lit barbecue exploded at an Alameda beach, fire officials said.

Fire crews responded to Robert Crown Memorial State Beach in the 600 block of Westline Drive at 1:38 p.m. after receiving reports of people injured, said Alameda Fire Department Capt. James Colburn.

Authorities found two women, ages 67 and 45, suffering from what Colburn described as traumatic injuries.

The women were taken by an air ambulance helicopter to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, according to Colburn. The 67-year-old is in stable condition, and the 45-year-old was treated and released from the hospital, he said.

No one else was injured.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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