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Pa. postman saves mail from delivery truck fire

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[January 30, 2009]  READING, Pa. (AP) -- Neither snow nor rain nor...burning mail truck? A postal worker rescued the mail after his delivery truck caught fire in eastern Pennsylvania.

Investigators say the electrical fire apparently started in the dashboard while the truck was making deliveries outside Reading (RED'-ing) in Berks County.

Cumru (KOOM'-roo) Township fire chief Scott Brady says the letter carrier saw smoke coming out of his truck, got out and called 911.

Then he got all the mail out before the truck was completely engulfed in flames.

The fire was out in several minutes and the driver, whose name was not released, wasn't hurt. There is no word on what caused the blaze.

[Associated Press]

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