Fire at Smiths Falls post office

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A transport truck contracted by Canada Post to carry mail and parcels caught fire Monday morning, just after midnight, in Smiths Falls, the Crown corporation confirmed.

A spokesperson from Canada Post said the truck caught fire at the post office on Church Street. Nobody was injured, but most of the truck and its contents were destroyed.

Smiths Falls Fire Prevention Officer Lieutenant Randy Normandin said the blaze started at 12:38 a.m. Monday.

The fire department responded with eight men and one truck. Part of the reason there was only one truck is the post office is across the street from the firehall, Normandin said.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the incident.

Customers are being notified by letter of the incident. Any customer who believes they have not received mail are asked to contact the sender.

Marshall Healey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times