• Police officer, neighbor pull man from Abington fire

    By: Maria Papadopoulos , Mike Saccone

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    ABINGTON, Mass. - A police officer and a neighbor are being credited with rescuing a 57-year-old man from the second floor of a burning home on Plymouth Street in Abington late Tuesday night.

    Heavy smoke and fire started pouring from the building at 1018 Plymouth St. around 9 a.m., according to Abington Fire Chief John Nuttall. Crews overcame a minor water supply issue and prevented the fire from spreading to a barn.

    The man had serious burns when he was pulled from the house by an Abington police officer and a neighbor, but due to weather, first responders had to change their initial plans for transporting him to Mass. General Hospital in Boston, Nuttall said.

    A helicopter was called but couldn't fly due to the overcast weather, so five medics hopped on an ambulance to provide emergency care en-route to Boston, with a police escort guiding them.

    The man's current condition is unknown.

    Several towns were providing mutual aid, including Rockland, Holbrook, Weymouth, Norwell and Hanson.

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