U.S. Postal vehicle catches fire in Tyler neighborhood, mail destroyed

Folks in a Tyler neighborhood will be missing some mail Tuesday, after a mail truck caught fire.

The fire happened around noon in the 1800 block of Holly Lake Circle.

“When we arrived, the fire was fully involved and we extinguished the fire,” said Captain George Fletcher with the Tyler Fire Department,

Fire officials say the call came in at 12:20 p.m.

“I saw smoke out of the dining room window. I came outside and our mail carrier’s truck was on fire,” said resident Debbie Brewer.

Brewer has lived in the neighborhood for 11 years and says she knows her mail carrier well.

“This was a fill-in and he was standing in my yard he was quite nervous and upset. He threw out packages but he couldn’t save it all,” Brewer said.

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