North Bay Post Office Destroyed by Fire

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM PDT
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North Bay Post Office Destroyed by Fire

Fiery crash along Texas-Oklahoma border.

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 A fire dispatcher said one fire engine stayed overnight with  postal representatives at the site of a four-alarm fire at the Healdsburg  Post Office that firefighters battled for more than five hours on Saturday.

No one is saying how much, if any mail was destroyed.

     The cause of the blaze, which may have started in the attic, is  still being investigated, the Redwood Empire Dispatch Communications  Authority dispatcher said. There was no estimate of the damage caused by the  fire as of 5 a.m. Sunday.

     Twelve engines and six fire chiefs were initially dispatched to  the post office on Center Street when witnesses reported seeing smoke from  its roof at 5:18 p.m., according to deputy officer Bruce Varner of the  Redwood Empire Dispatch Communications Authority.

     The second alarm was called at 5:27 p.m. and the fourth at 6:13  p.m., Varner said. Though the fire was contained by 8 p.m., about 27  firefighters and nine engines were still working to control the blaze at 11  p.m., Varner said.

     All units except the one that remained overnight left the scene  shortly after 11 p.m., the dispatcher said.

     No injuries were reported, she said.
 

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