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MCFRS Responds to Burning Mail Truck

A bunch of folks in Poolesville will not be getting their catalogs and credit card offers.

Montgomery County Fire Rescue units responded to a fire in a U.S. Postal Service truck on Friday afternoon. The postal pyre occurred at approximately 2:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 21 in the 17100 block of Chiswell Road in Poolesville.

Paramedic engine 714 from the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Station 14 and ambulance 722 responded to the fire which was a vehicle from the Poolesville Post Office. According to MCFRS senior spokesman Pete Piringer, arriving fire rescue units encountered a fully involved mail truck and quickly extinguished the fire. The postal service worker in the vehicle was able to escape the fire without any injuries. No firefighters were injured.


Top: A mail truck burns as firefighters bring the hose and prepare to get water on the fire which happened at Chiswell Road in Poolesville on Friday.

Next: Firefighters from Station 14 douse the burning mail vehicle.