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Mail vehicle fire shut down Boone County road Monday afternoon


The Boone County Fire Protection District said a mail vehicle fire shut down a road between Rocheport and Columbia Monday afternoon.

Boone County Joint Communications said Wehmeyer Road was closed at South Hickory Grove School Road just after 1 p.m.

Fire protection district spokesman Gale Blomenkamp said the vehicle driven by a rural route mail carrier was a complete loss. The fire was caused by a mechanical malfunction in the engine compartment, Blomenkamp said.

Blomenkamp said the mail worker was not injured and no other vehicles were involved in the fire.

Firefighters said the majority of the mail was removed from the fire.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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