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Firefighters battle 2 blazes in Lynn

LYNN — Firefighters fought two fires at the height of Monday morning’s rain and wind storm.

A report of a tree falling on power lines brought fire crews to 22 Manning Road at 4:30 a.m. where they extinguished a kitchen fire.

District Fire Chief Stephen Archer said the resident was home at the time and said the kitchen sustained significant damage with smoke damage to the entire house.

“The fire was aggressively attacked and quickly knocked down by Lynn Fire crews, saving the house,” Archer said.

Firefighters were hampered by a large tree and live power lines down in the street, making access to the house difficult and dangerous.

Firefighters also responded to a small fire at 28 Atlantic St. at 6:39 a.m. Monday when a malfunction in an electric line caused wood charring and the smell of smoke in the first floor and basement.

Archer said it took crews some time to find the smoke source and then isolate and shut down the line. No damage occurred other than some charred wood. Trees and power lines were down in the Atlantic Street area as well but Archer said it is unclear if the storm damage was related to the fire’s cause.

Both fires are under investigation, Archer said.

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