UPDATE w/PHOTOS: Mail Truck Destroyed During Fire in Concord

February 14, 2014 · 27 comments

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If you live in the area of Concord Blvd. & Thornwood Dr., you might not be getting mail today.

As we first reported earlier this morning (with a picture of the truck on fire), a U.S.P.S. mail truck was destroyed during a fire in Concord.

No injuries were reported, and there’s a good reason why. A witness tells Claycord.com “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!”

Nice job to the unknown hero!

It is unknown how much mail was destroyed during the blaze.

Thanks to the Garden Girl for the updated photos!

RELATED STORY: PHOTO: Mail Truck Destroyed During Fire

1 ME THINKS February 14, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Me thinks its totaled.

2 WC February 14, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Lot of junk mail lost…

3 Incognito February 14, 2014 at 1:16 PM

It’s clear to me they WILL NOT get any mail today, not “you might not”. lol

4 Anonymous February 14, 2014 at 1:35 PM

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Of course, nobody thought to include flame-engulfed vehicles back in the day….

And yes, I am aware the U.S. Postal Service does not have an official creed or motto.

5 charles darwin February 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM

What route was it? I live near there off of games drive. My cousin was mailing me a wining lottery ticket. Lol

6 charles darwin February 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Hames drive

7 me February 14, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Glad that today wasn’t a spare the air day.

8 April February 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

It was between Thornwood and Bailey heading toward Clayton.

9 chalkboy8 February 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I hope my visa bill was in the truck.

10 Mark Amaya February 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I hope there was no TAX return checks in there!

11 former resident February 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Honey I got you a valentines gift but the mail truck burned up. YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE. THAT

12 More reasons to use email February 14, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Atleast the customers on that route have a reason why their mail is not delivered. Our mail was delivered sometime after 7:30 Pm yesterday and this has been happening more offer lately. Glad to hear no one was injured.

13 Jojo Potato February 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

That aluminum body really melted down, didn’t it?

14 Anonymous February 14, 2014 at 3:19 PM

On a serious note, I hope the investigators can determine the cause of the fire. Based on the pictures, it looks like the driver’s portion of the truck was engulfed first (very scary). I wonder if someone sabotaged the mail truck or mailed a really dangerous package.

15 LUKE SKYWALKER February 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

is the the meaning of “HOTMAIL”?

16 Dorothy February 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Thank you to the lady who flagged the driver to pull over and stop.

17 unknown February 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

What you going to do when you get a late payment because the bill was in the mail truck that burned up?

18 android user February 14, 2014 at 6:17 PM

That certainly “fires” up the discussion about doing away with Saturday mail delivery.

19 Newwife February 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Guess someone mailed a hot check! Bazinga

20 NO MAIL February 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

I PUT AN ENVELOPE OUT FOR THE MAIL CARRIER AT 7:00 THIS MORNING and it’s 7:30 pm AND IT’S STILL THERE!!! I LIVE AT LEAST 2 MILES AWAY AND STILL NO MAIL!!!!!!!

21 Eugene Turkov February 14, 2014 at 8:08 PM
22 mika February 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM

How does a mail truck catch fire?

23 Anonymous February 14, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Is this a regular occurrence?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhP7fNa4_Mg

24 video from outside our house February 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM
25 it's mE!! (original) February 15, 2014 at 11:32 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

26 VikingPrincess February 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Was it an engine fire?

27 Stine February 18, 2014 at 1:55 AM

Welp. This explains why my tags haven’t came in…

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