Almost all mail destroyed in mail truck fire in Port St. Lucie

Some residents in Port St. Lucie might be experiencing a headache when it comes to their mail.

On Monday, Port St. Lucie Police along with the St. Lucie County Fire District responded to a United States Postal Service (USPS) mail truck that caught fire.

Police say no one was hurt. The fire did cause some traffic delays along SW Peacock Boulevard.

The fire erupted and spread too quickly for the carrier to recover any of the mail or packages, Debbie Fetterly, the USPS Spokesperson for the South Florida District, told CSB12 News. All mail with the exception of one item, a birth certificate, was destroyed. Fetterly said the birth certificate flew out of the truck when the vehicle caught fire. While it was partially burned, the address was still legible and hand-delivered to the customer.


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