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Postal worker saves mail from enflamed truck

January 29, 2009 5:55:47 AM PST
It wasn't the snow, the sleet or the freezing rain: This mail carrier had to rescue the mail after his delivery truck caught fire in eastern Pennsylvania. Investigators say the electrical fire apparently started in the dashboard while the truck was making deliveries outside Reading in Berks County.

Cumru Township fire chief Scott Brady says the letter carrier saw smoke coming out of his truck, got out and called 911.

Then he got all the mail out before the truck was completely engulfed in flames.

The fire was out in several minutes and the driver, whose name was not released, wasn't hurt. There is no word on what caused the blaze.

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