Mail truck catches fire near gas pumps in North Haven

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NORTH HAVEN — Mail was damaged when a Postal Service truck went up in flames at a gas station on Route 5 Wednesday morning. 

No injuries were reported. 

The truck caught fire around 10 a.m. at a Mobil Station at 276 Washington Ave. The fire was contained to the mail truck, which was parked next to a gas pump. 

“Fortunately (an) employee acted fast and prevented something worse from potentially happening,” Fire Chief Paul Januszewski said, referring to a gas attendant that was able to quickly turn off the gas pumps when he saw smoke. 

A fire investigator will determine the exact cause, but Januszewski said it looks like the fire started in the engine.  

The damaged mail will be investigated by a postal inspector, who was on scene. 


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