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Fire destroys postal truck, some packages in Wake Forest neighborhood

Posted December 13, 2016
Updated December 14, 2016

— 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.

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  • Stuart Smythe Dec 13, 2016
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