MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hudson police are investigating the explosion of a boat along the St. Croix River.

Officers in the area reported hearing the explosion around 7:40 p.m. Friday and called it in.

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Police say the owner was trying to get it on a trailer at the boat launch when the explosion happened.

The boat was engulfed in flames and debris landed near the shoreline.

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Park visitors were evacuated before the fire was extinguished. No one was hurt.