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Mail Truck Burns, but Carrier 'Saved Christmas'

Kansas fire department impressed by fast-acting mailman
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2019 4:10 PM CST
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The truck burned. The packages were saved.   (Osawatomie Volunteer Fire Department)

(Newser) – Neither snow nor rain, nor even a fire, evidently, will foil a dedicated mail carrier. Fire officials in the small community of Osawatomie, Kansas, are singing the praises of one such carrier who spotted smoke coming from his mail truck and pulled to the side of the road. Realizing that the fire was spreading quickly, the carrier got all of the boxes out safely, reports CNN. The department posted photos of the damaged truck, along with the boxes stashed safely down the road. "Your Prime delivery may have just lost its Prime," wrote the department. "The good news is, the driver saved Christmas!" (Read more Christmas stories.)

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