Fire destroys postal truck, some packages in Wake Forest neighborhood
Posted December 13, 2016
Updated December 14, 2016
Wake Forest, N.C. — A United States Postal Service worker was unhurt Tuesday when fire ripped through a delivery truck as it made its way through a Wake Forest neighborhood, town officials said.
Fire crews were called to the intersection of Heritage Lake Road and Heritage Heights Lane shortly after 7 a.m.
Crews extinguished the blaze by 7:10 a.m., but the truck was destroyed. Officials said the fire started in the truck's engine.
The USPS worker and a passerby were able to save most, but not all, of the packages inside.
Customers with questions about missing or recently mailed packages should call 336-668-1307 for more info.
USPS officials say damaged items will be returned to shippers Tuesday for repackaging and delivered later this week.