A USPS spokesperson said the letter carrier safely escaped the vehicle, but 25 parcels were destroyed in the fire. A letter will be sent to all the customers on the postal route, explaining the fire.
“The safe delivery of the U.S. Mail is paramount to the Postal Service and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this incident has caused. The Postal Service prides itself on transporting and delivering mail in a safe and secure manner. This unfortunate incident does not reflect the service we are known for providing,” USPS said in a statement.
The fire comes after the USPS announced drivers would begin their routes as early as 5 a.m. to get holiday packages delivered.
Mail truck erupts in flames in Sacramento County