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Mail truck fire reported in south Forsyth

The Forsyth County Fire Department responded to an address in far south Forsyth to extinguish a postal vehicle that apparently caught fire while delivering mail to a local neighborhood on Tuesday.

According to Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department, engines responded to 1810 Hartford Terrace off of Union Hill Road in south Forsyth at about 3:54 p.m. and found that the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

He said that after firefighters arrived on scene the vehicle was quickly extinguished, but at that point the damage had been done and the postal vehicle was completely destroyed along with about half of the mail load.

According to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the driver of the mail vehicle arrived at the address, smelled smoke and when she exited the vehicle “realized there were flames coming from underneath.”

“She took a package she had for the address and knocked on the door and notified the owner of the residence,” who then called 911.

Shivers said that no injuries were reported from the incident and the adult female driver was able to get away from the vehicle.

He said that this incident is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Service.

The U.S. Postal Service did not respond to attempts by the FCN to contact them for comment on this incident.