Tennessee letter carrier extinguishes house fire

goodnewsA U.S. Postal Service employee was delivering mail in Hampshire Tuesday morning when he noticed smoke coming from a house along his route, according to a Maury County Sheriff’s Department report.

“I was going up to the box to make the delivery, and I looked over and saw smoke,” mail carrier Anthony Canady said Wednesday. “It looked like it was coming from the eave of the house. It smoked up the mulch and the flower bed and was flaming up the side of the house.”

Canady, of Nunnelly, said he used a bucket and water from a pond in the front yard of the residence on Cathey’s Creek Road to extinguish the fire. According to the report, the fire started in the yard and spread to the side of the house.

“He kind of caught it just in time before it became something more substantial,” Maury County District 1 Chief Richard Schatz said Wednesday. “Luckily the house was brick, and the damage was only exterior.”

Canady said it took “a couple of minutes” to put out the flames.

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