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A Foxboro Fire Department truck. (Staff file photo)

FOXBORO - A freight train car caught fire early Friday morning, keeping firefighters tied up for about two hours.

Foxboro Fire Capt. Donald Treannie said the CSX train was coming through Mansfield around 4 a.m. when the conductor noticed smoke coming from one of the cars. The train stopped at the crossing at Elm Street in Foxboro, where firefighters tackled the fire, he said.

The car, which was open on top, was carrying construction debris that was not hazardous. There were about 45 cars on the train but they were not affected by the fire and the car the fire occurred in was not damaged, Treannie said.

Firefighters were on scene for about two hours, Treannie said, and Elm Street was closed for a time but due to the early hour, there was not an impact on traffic.

No one was injured in the fire.

Mansfield firefighters covered the station, Treannie said.

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