PHOTO: Mail Truck Destroyed During Fire

February 14, 2014 10:55 am · 35 comments


A mail truck was destroyed during a fire on Concord Blvd. near Thornwood Dr. in Concord.

No injuries were reported, and it is currently unknown how much mail was inside the truck at the time of the blaze.’

We’ll keep you updated when we hear more.

Thanks to Faby Gonzalez Jauregui for the picture!

Sort of looks like February 14, 2014 at 10:58 AM

an engine fire, from all the fire at the front of the truck.

Glad no one was injured.

A lot of mail won’t get delivered today, or ever. Shame.

chester February 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

So Can I use this as an excuse that I never got “That” Bill?

CrankCord Doug February 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Thanks Mayor. I’m certain the jewelry and card I bought for my wife for Valentine’s Day was on that truck… I mean, what else could explain why she didn’t get anything?

Mr. Pink February 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

I hope my bills were in there.

Anon777 February 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Hope nobody on Thornwood is expecting their paycheck today.

The Professor February 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Too bad he didn’t hit a fire hydrant.

jenjen February 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM

bummer!!! that is quite a catastrophe, who knows what was damaged!
thornwood area seems to be having a lot of fire issues lately. wasn’t there just a home that caught fire near there earlier this week? strange.

joshen February 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM

oh no!!
my food stamps and my welfare checks!!

OH HAPPY FRIDAY February 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM


I'm The Urban Spaceman February 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

The thought Hotmail was only available on the Internet.

April February 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I was driving a few cars behind this truck and smelled something and noticed the flame underneath the truck. A lady in a black car went out of her way to flag the driver down and get his attention. She waved for him to pull over and she pulled over behind him. As I drove by the driver was out of the truck. On my way back an hour later, the mail truck was completely melted except for the lower part. Whoever that lady was most likely saved the driver’s life. She was awesome and a hero!

mail it now February 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Now I have a good excuse

Hapyy Valentines Day! February 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Hopefully very little mail…….

Larry February 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM

So now the USPS is trying to compete with

Bishop Estates February 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM

@ #11 Thank you for posting and I agree that that quick thinking lady is a hero!

Teressa February 14, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I drove by after it happened and was relieved to see MY mail person standing by the side of the road. I’m so glad no one was hurt, a card can be replaced. And Thank You to the mystery lady who saved the day!

Elwood February 14, 2014 at 1:48 PM

A fire in your truck can ruin your whole day!

Postman's Wife February 14, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Thank you mystery lady, you saved someone’s life today. Hope you come forward and get recognized! Not my husband’s truck though, so the Ryan Road/Minert area will be getting their mail.

Momo February 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM


pc February 14, 2014 at 2:52 PM

I never thought mail trucks were all that ‘hot!’

bummed February 14, 2014 at 2:52 PM

I live on this postal route and had packages that were suppose to be delivered to me today. As for the mail man, I am so happy you are alright after driving by and seeing what was left of your truck i was shocked but glad you were ok. He has been our mail man for at least 10 yrs and the best on our route. Thank god ebay has buyer protection….

JRConcord February 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

This is not my mail route. I have nothing to contribute to the conversation.
I do however have my pants on!!

Kristi February 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

@Teressa and bummed, which route are you? We are off Ayers between Concord Blvd and Clayton, no mail yet, which is very unusual.

Mimi (original) February 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Oh, that’s just awful!! You never think about incidents like this when mailing an important package. From now on I’ll self-deliver, even if it means flying across the county! Ha!! Truly, tho, I’m glad the mailman made it out safely, I’ve been in a vehicle fire and you just feel so helpless as you watch the vehicle go up in flames.

Beverly February 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM

That was MY mailman. I am off Olive. None of us have our mail.

Kristi February 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Beverly, then that was ours too!!! He is the absolute nicest guy, glad he is okay! I know that on Wednesday, his truck broke down and had to be towed.

eric February 14, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Drove by it right as it was put out, and my mind went crazy and the first thing that popped into my head was some fool sent his ex a bomb for Valentine’s and it went off in the truck, not cool, I know, but my mind is off the wall sometimes. It looked like the truck was still full of mail on the way for delivery, but it was all charred and wet, probably a total loss.

Sheriff Bart February 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

“Candygram for Mongo!”

biggus thinkus February 15, 2014 at 12:13 AM

@I’m The Urban Spaceman
omg, well played

Cowellian February 15, 2014 at 7:39 AM

I guess that stamp wasn’t as forever as I’d hoped.

SteveDave37 February 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM

FedEx did it.

it's mE!! (original) February 15, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Thank god my bills where in there…good excuse..wait but MY PAYCHECK was in there uhhh great not really having your check burnt!! 🙁 that’s also a good excuse dou,I could tell my manager my check got burt in the delivery truck so he can pay me twice as the normal amount of money right?? Good one!! Thank you usps for having my check and bills burnt! ;D

Michael February 17, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Thanks to all of you who left the kind words for my step-dad, the postal carrier who was driving this truck. He is fine, and very thankful to the unknown woman who flagged him down. The truck went up in flames so fast that he didn’t have time to even grab his personal belongings. He went back to work on Saturday a little shook up, but otherwise no injuries. He loves his job and has been the carrier on this route for over a decade. He was very upset that his customers lost whatever was in the truck, but there was nothing he could have done.

Clayton Valley Grad February 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Michael, glad to hear your step-dad is doing well. I’m glad he wasn’t hurt.

J. February 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

This never would have happened to a fe-Mail truck.

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