"Busy Shift" For Abington Fire Department

ABINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was a "busy shift" for Abington firefighters Saturday night, which included running to help a woman whose car was stuck on railroad tracks while they were investigating a fire alarm.

According to Abington Fire Department, specially trained team members were assisting in an operation on the Taunton River with the Plymouth County Dive Team to Middleboro. AFD's photo of the scene appeared to show a car being towed from the water.

During that operation, the same team members were called to Marshfield for a different type water rescue, which AFD said was cancelled en route.

While the dive operations were taking place, AFD members responded to "many other calls," including a fire alarm in a large mill building.

As they were responding to the fire alarm at around midnight, firefighters were alerted by a passerby that a vehicle was disabled on the train tracks by the building on Birch Street.

"Crews immediately responded on foot, and witnessed the vehicle being struck by the train," said AFD. "Fortunately, the driver was out of the vehicle at the time, and was not injured."

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(Photo: Abington Fire Dept./Facebook)

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