Local postal employee pulls mail from blazing truck
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We’ve heard of sleet, snow, rain or dark of night failing to stop the mail. But a determined mail-truck driver added fire to the list on Wednesday by pulling the mail from her blazing truck.
Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Clark County Fire District 3 was called to a mail truck on fire in the 26000 block of Northeast 194th Avenue, near Battle Ground Lake.
Mail driver Linda Just’s truck was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but before that she’d managed to remove all the mail, according to a bulletin.
As firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, the truck’s parking brake failed and it rolled about 50 feet across a road. No one was injured.
The mail wasn’t damaged but the truck, worth about $20,000, was totaled, the bulletin said.
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