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Orem man dies of burns suffered in Provo parking lot

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 5:52 p.m. MDT

Sean Ryan Romero, 22, died Wednesday after suffering burns in the parking lot of a Provo convenience store on Monday. (, ) Sean Ryan Romero, 22, died Wednesday after suffering burns in the parking lot of a Provo convenience store on Monday. (, )

PROVO — An Orem man who suffered burns over 80 percent of his body outside a 7-Eleven has died.

Sean Ryan Romero, 22, died early Wednesday at the University Hospital Burn Center.

On Monday, Provo police and firefighters were called to a Dumpster fire at a 7-Eleven at 525 W. Columbia Lane. They arrived to find a man fully engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the incident were still being investigated Wednesday.

Provo Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield said ignitable liquids were "in play here somewhere." But it was unknown Wednesday whether there were liquids inside or outside the Dumpster, how they got there or how they were ignited. Samples have been sent to the Utah State Crime Lab for analysis, he said.

Toxicology tests are also being conducted.

Anyone with information on the fire can call Provo police at 801-852-6210 or the Provo Fire Marshal's Office at 801-852-6339.

Pat Reavy

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