Fire destroys most of mail in Tucson postal truckPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Most of the mail in a U.S. Postal truck in Tucson was destroyed when a mechanical failure caused a fire that burned the vehicle.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that the mail carrier got out of the truck unharmed and crews put out the fire within a few minutes.
Mail from about 400 addresses was in the truck.
Robert Soler, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, says any mail with a readable address would still be delivered to its intended recipient Monday, but most of the mail was destroyed.
Residents whose mail was ruined by the fire can expect to receive a letter from the postal service in the next day or two notifying them of the damage.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com