LYNN (CBS) — One person was seriously injured in what police are calling a ‘flash fire’ at a West Lynn chemical plant.

Shortly before 11  a.m. the fire was reported at C.L. Hauthaway & Sons Corporation on Summer Street.

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The company specializes is broad water-based polyurethane coatings for concrete and wood floors, leather seating and flame retardant coatings for textiles.

Police say the injured worker was mixing chemicals when the vapors ignited.

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The injured person was taken to Mass. General Hospital with serious burns to the face.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens is on the scene:

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