Railroad Car Catches Fire in Medfield, No Injuries Reported

The car reportedly contained construction debris.

The Medfield Fire Department extinguished a railroad car that became engulfed in flames Thursday morning. 

Fire crews responded to the fire on Hospital Road around 8:05 a.m. Thursday, and upon arrival crews broke part half of the rail as they set up a ladder truck to extinguish the fire, according to Medfield Firefighter Scott Donahue. 

The railroad car contained construction debris, Donahue said. No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

"Once it was out, they were taking it back to Framingham," Donahue said. 

Fire Chief William Kingsbury and Deputy Chief Charles Seavey were on scene Thursday, along with two engines, Ladder 1 and Ambulance 1. All units cleared the area within an hour and a half, Donahue said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.


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