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Fire engulfs mail truck in north Clark County

Uninjured letter carrier saved all of the mail before it went up in flames

By , Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith
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A mail truck caught fire Friday morning in north Clark County.
A mail truck caught fire Friday morning in north Clark County. Photo Gallery

A letter carrier saved the mail in her truck after it caught fire Friday morning in north Clark County.

The female United States Postal Service worker was driving along her route north of Battle Ground when she noticed smoke coming from the hood of the vehicle, said Clark County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Mike Jackson.

She pulled over in the 31000 block of Northeast 95th Avenue and called 911 before getting all of the mail out of the truck.

“So, there was no mail damaged or destroyed,” said Peter Hass, spokesman for the USPS.

Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in flames. The letter carrier, whose name was not released, was not injured. She got another vehicle and resumed her route, Hass said.

The truck, otherwise known as a Long Life Vehicle, was destroyed by fire, Jackson said.

In cases where mail is singed but the address is still legible, the mail will be delivered in a plastic bag with a note apologizing for the damage, Hass said.

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