A mail truck fire reported in Simpsonville on Saturday afternoon that left the vehicle devastated, but the driver and trainee were thankfully completely unscathed.
Eyewitness reports said they saw the truck driving into a neighborhood in Simpsonville just before 2pm on Saturday with flames around it.
Fire personnel arrived on the scene moments later and were able to douse the flames, but the truck was left completely devastated, with the hood and multiple sections completely gone.
Postal service employee Tracy Gaston was driving the truck at the time and said she was in the process of training another postal service worker.
Gaston said she had one more package to deliver when the truck began to slow down.
“I’m thinking I’m holding up traffic, so I decide to pull over in this subdivision. And all of a sudden, it just starts smoking, and smoke was just coming up like really fast,” Gaston said.
She explained that she heard a noise coming from under the vehicle that sounded similar to sloshing water. Her trainee had already gotten out of the car when he noticed fire coming from underneath it.
The trainee said Gaston went for her purse before he quickly pulled her away, telling her to get back. The truck was completely engulfed in flames shortly after.
No injuries were reported from the incident.