The vehicle of a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier started on fire last week in Fox Lake, causing a total loss of the mail and parcels inside of it.
According to a letter sent to affected residents, a rural route carrier was driving the vehicle she uses to deliver mail July 9 when it started on fire around noon. By the time the fire department responded, the mail had been lost. The addresses affected are in Fox Lake.
Beaver Dam/Fox Lake Postmaster Amy Prochnow said Thursday the vehicle was destroyed in 15 minutes while 54 packages and 361 potential deliveries were lost. The mail carrier was unharmed.