Video: Postal worker delivers to Santa Rosa neighborhood destroyed by fire

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October 11, 2017

A video posted to YouTube by professional drone pilot and photographer Douglas Thron shows a United States Postal Service mail truck making deliveries in Santa Rosa’s fire-ravaged Coffey Park neighborhood.

Thron says while he was at the scene shooting aerial footage for NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, he spotted the truck driving around the neighborhood.

“It was a trippy thing — he was actually delivering the mail,” he said.

“I was shocked to see him because most of the roads were blocked-off, but he obviously had access.”


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Charlotte DeZern Daniels

I find this disturbing. There’s nowhere to put the mail.

Brent Russell

That’s what you find disturbing?

Charlotte DeZern Daniels

Brent Russell
Of course not the only thing.

Becky Costa

The mail to that neighborhood should be kept at the post office for the residents to collect. Obviously no one is around to receive their mail.

Kathy Lambert

Was probably told take make all the delivery’s. So sad. Would make me cry if I had to deliver there

Meta Bonnell

Mail to burned down houses should be held at the PO. Heck, if the area is evacuated, why are they even delivering there?


Because mgmt probably told him to,im sure he is following instructions.

Debbie Paradise-Redford

That’s what they do, doesn’t matter what the disaster is, the po, says it makes things ” normal” again…. it’s just wrong. There’s no one there except eventually thieves.

Charlotte DeZern Daniels

Debbie Paradise-Redford
I’m wondering what’s normal driving through a totally devastated neighborhood trying to deliver mail. No one is there to collect the mail. There are no boxes. Some of what’s left is still burning. The carrier is breathing ash and fumes. The carrier will undoubtedly come back with all their mail. I doubt if the people who lived there will come back every single day to get their mail. They’ll be reminded of everything they lost, or whom they may have lost.

Regina Allison

The were houses on the other side of the street.

Charlotte DeZern Daniels

Regina Allison
I’ll have to watch it all the way through. All I saw was nothing.

Emily Hicks

Meta Bonnell I thought we don’t deliver if there is not a structure.

Meta Bonnell

That’s what I remember. Maybe city routes are different in that respect?

Carol Cummings

Stupid no one there to get it.

Nancy Compton Peters

Oh my goodness, horrible?

Sheryl Schumaker

Can this be true Nancy? We have family who lost everything yesterday… guess I will tell them to go online and put their mail on hold… never thought they’d have to worry about this today…ugh

Betty Rob Schumaker

Sheryl Schumaker I can’t even believe what Nevenka went through…God & dad were with her!! ??

Colleen Moore Beatty

I would cry all day

Yvonne Cory-Lockwood

Looks like he was looking for mail left in the mailboxes so he could take back to office.

Travis Estle

“Listen up for today’s SAFETY slogan ” look at the air too

Amy Reese

We had air quality issues because of a wild fire during the summer. They gave us masks.

Amy Reese
Patricia King Griffin

Just heartbreaking. Why does the Postal Service do this?

Lisa Lewis

One house there survived

Lisa Lewis

Safety Meetings

April Brown Graham

So sad.

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