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Freight train fire reported in Mansfield

A commuter parking lot in Foxborough was temporarily closed Friday morning because of a freight train fire, according to tweets from the Mansfield Police Department.

The freight train car that caught on fire was on County Street, near the Mansfield-Foxborough line, according to police.

Mansfield police announced the lot closure at 6:51 a.m. Friday. “Mansfield and Foxborough Fire are currently working the incident,” police wrote.

As of 7 a.m., the fire had been extinguished and the cause of the fire was under investigation, according to Mansfield police. The parking lot has since been reopened.


Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.

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