USPS vehicle catches fire in Menlo Park destroying mail

A United States Postal Service vehicle caught fire in Menlo Park Friday.

Firefighters responded at 12:09 p.m. to a report of a vehicle fire in front of 251 Oakhurst Place and located a mail carrier vehicle on fire.

The postal agent was able to escape the vehicle and was not injured in the incident, firefighters said.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire in about 15 minutes.

The mail inside the vehicle was transferred to another carrier.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Samantha…almost to 100 for the year…smdh

This is ridiculous!

Yeah , if we could get those new trucks now that’d be great…

I’m sure they will wait until they all catch fire and they will have no choice but to replace them

Yeah I know it’s sad.

I wonder how many of these trucks have the scanner chargers in them.

Doesn’t matter if they do or don’t. It’s ALWAYS the carriers fault.

How many is that this year so far?

That’s got to be 90 so far .



Sure hope the carrier was ok

Old mail vehicles should have been gone a long time ago. Nothing but an oven for the workers driving them.

Rural routes will not get new vehicles, never have never will. Get to know the CRV and feel lucky rural routes get vehicles. They can take that away from us at any time.

Who cares?! I drove an LLV for 8 years — now back to a route where I can use my own vehicle (that gets maintained!) and get paid mileage.

I don’t miss having to fight for repairs…and no I did not feel lucky to have one. Although I might like a CRV. Which office provides those?

I’ve been a rural carrier for 23 years and remember using my own vehicle. Not getting enough for mileage, repairs, wear and tear, not being able to fit everything in the vehicle for 650 customers. To each thier own

No investigation needed! These trucks are old and someone is going to end up getting seriously hurt or killed because of them.

maybe not these fires, but carriers HAVE died on the job because these trucks are dangerous.

Makes 70+ this year.
Death traps.

Pretty sure that’s #90

Where are you all getting your numbers from? The post lists 35 known, verified burn piles.

Ah. Thanks for the link.