Lynn Fire Department crews wrap up the scene of a fire at 545 Essex St. (Julia Hopkins)
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Seventeen evacuated in two-alarm fire in Lynn triple-decker

LYNN — A two-alarm fire that began in the kitchen of a triple-decker home on Essex Street Monday morning was quickly extinguished, according to Fire Chief Stephen Archer.

"Our guys got in there and made a really nice stop," said Archer. "They knocked it down very quickly before it could spread."

At least nine engines were on the scene at 545 Essex St. by noon Monday, along with police and EMS.

Archer said the fire appeared to have started in the second-floor kit…

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