TUCSON – The US Postal Service made special deliveries to one north side neighborhood Wednesday after a mechanical failure caused one of their delivery trucks to go up in flames on Tuesday.
It happened in a neighborhood just south of River Road and east and west of Swan Roads at about 11 a.m.
David Birch, a US postal inspector said, “there was a mechanical engine problem. The driver pulled over and in a short time the vehicle was engulfed in flames, totally engulfed and virtually consumed totally.” The driver was not injured in the incident.
He said a crew was going through each piece of salvageable mail Wednesday looking for any addresses so the affected pieces could still be delivered.