THREE teenagers were taken to hospital after a gas explosion on a Weymouth campsite. Firefighters, police and ambulance attended the scene at Bagwell Farm Touring Park in Chickerell this evening (Tuesday). It is understood the injured teenagers were part of a group camping trip and had spent the day sailing. A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said three boys aged between 16 and 19 were taken to hospital and one woman was treated at the scene but did not require hospital treatment. The injured people suffered burns to their faces and upper arms. The spokeswoman added: “We were alerted by paramedics to the incident. “Four people were injured but one was treated at the scene and her injuries were not serious. “The others, three males aged from 16 to 19, were taken to Dorset County Hospital. “There is nothing to suggest the injuries are life-threatening.” The incident happened just after 6.30pm. Firefighters and police were called to the holiday park by the ambulance crew following reports of a gas canister explosion. The fire was out on arrival but a canvas awning was destroyed in the blaze. A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said: “A full time crew from Weymouth and an officer trained in hazardous materials and environmental dangers attended. “The fire, which involved a butane gas cylinder, was out on arrival. “Four people were treated for facial and upper body burns with burns gel.” The spokesman added: “This was quite distressing for the people injured. “At the moment we do not know the cause of this incident, but it is a timely reminder to people to take care when using gas equipment.” Watch manager and incident commander Nigel Randall, from Weymouth Fire Station also warned campers of the dangers of gas and other equipment. He said: “Whilst the cause of this incident is not clear, we would warn people to treat gas and camping equipment correctly in order to stay safe.” Karen Kennedy, park manager at Bagwell Farm, said: “The teenagers were part of a college group who were cooking their evening meal on a stove. “They are an absolutely lovely bunch of students and had just been out for a day’s sailing. “It must have been a very real shock for them, and we wish all the injured students a speedy recovery. “It is a very nasty thing to have happened.”