Two women suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon at
Robert Crown Memorial State Beach when an aerosol can placed near
a hot barbecue exploded, fire officials said.
The explosion was reported at 1:38 p.m. on the 600 block of
Westline Drive, according to Alameda Fire Capt. James Colburn.
The women suffered "traumatic" injuries and received immediate medical care from firefighters, Colburn said. They were then were taken by air ambulance helicopter to Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center for treatment.