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Small trailer catches fire in Eastern Bank parking lot

Three propane tanks in a City Sealcoating equipment trailer that caught fire slowed Lynn fire department's efforts to put the blaze out. (Spenser Hasak)

LYNN– The Lynn Fire Department responded to a small trailer that caught fire in the parking lot of Eastern Bank at 195 Market St. early Saturday afternoon.

Generator fumes somehow sparked a fire from the employee trying to start it, according to Lynn District Fire Chief Steve Archer.

The call came in a 12:53 p.m. of smoke in the respective area and was difficult at first to locate, Archer said.

An employee suffered minor flash burns when the fumes were ignited. He declined medical treatment.

“They were superficial marks and nothing serious,” Archer said.

The employee of City Sealcoating, based in Andover, wished to remain unnamed.

Archer said the fire had to be fought from a distance, due to the trailer containing three propane tanks that posed potential hazards.

The Fire Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

Archer said it looked as though the sealcoating crew had been paving speed bumps in the parking lot of Eastern Bank.

Eastern Bank parking lot fire

The charred remains of a City Sealcoating equipment trailer that caught fire in the parking lot of 195 Market St. on Saturday.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Eastern Bank parking lot fire

A City Sealcoating employee who wished to remain anonymous goes through the remains of the company's equipment trailer that caught fire in the parking lot of 195 Market St. on Saturday.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Eastern Bank parking lot fire

The charred remains of a City Sealcoating equipment trailer that caught fire in the parking lot of 195 Market St. on Saturday.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Eastern Bank parking lot fire

Members of the Lynn Fire Department and City Sealcoating workers gather around the remains of a City Sealcoating equipment trailer in the parking lot of 195 Market St. after it caught fire on Saturday.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

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