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Neither snow nor rain nor ... hey, what if the truck’s on fire?

A photograph from the Wake Forest Fire Department of a burning USPS truck that caught fire Tuesday morning.
A photograph from the Wake Forest Fire Department of a burning USPS truck that caught fire Tuesday morning. Submitted photo

A fire destroyed a United States Postal Service truck and some of the packages it was carrying early Tuesday in Wake Forest.

The fire, which began in the vehicle’s engine, was reported about 7:04 a.m. near the intersection of Heritage Lake Road and Heritage Heights Lane, a town news release said. As the truck began to burn, the driver and a passerby worked to save as many of the on-board packages as they could before fire destroyed the vehicle.

By 7:10 a.m. firefighters had extinguished the blaze, but the truck was destroyed, the release said.

Fire officials said the blaze started in the engine compartment and spread to the rest of the vehicle, but they have not determined its cause, the release said. No one was injured.

Affected customers with questions about missing or recently mailed packages are urged to call 336-668-1307. Postal Service officials say that in the event an item was damaged, it will be returned to the shipper Tuesday.

Chris Cioffi: 919-829-4802, @ReporterCioffi

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