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Mail truck catches fire; no injuries reported


ANTHEM – A mail truck caught fire in Anthem on June 11, about 3:30 p. m. The vehicle caught fire at Anthem Way and the northbound I-17 exit ramp.

No injuries were reported in the blaze. The mail truck appeared to be destroyed. However, the Postal Service has reported that the mail carrier was able to save the mail in the truck.

Local resident Jessica Hermit, who took a photo of the burning truck, reported seeing the mail carrier on the scene working to save the mail from the fire. Hermit noted the carrier was able to get all the mail safely out.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze by 4 p.m. that day, and the mail truck was towed away.

Due to the fire, the exit ramp access was restricted that afternoon. Delays on the I-17 continued for over two hours after the fire because of the exit ramp restrictions.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.