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.
BREAKING: A ambulance with 5 medics on board is rushing a person from this house fire on Plymouth Street in Abington to a hospital. It was a police officer who pulled the victim from the burning home. #Boston25 (Photo by @LennyRoweWATD, who is on scene) pic.twitter.com/hMYJ2hLOAM— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) June 19, 2019
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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