Video: NC mail carrier talks about saving packages from her burning truck

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN)  — A Wake Forest mail carrier went above and beyond to save packages from a fire last month.

Cellphone video captured her grabbing the packages from the back of her burning United States Postal Service truck.

“Now that I think about what I did, I’m like ‘wow’,” said mail carrier Araceli Santiago.

Despite a 911 dispatcher telling her to get away from the vehicle, Santiago kept taking the boxes out.

“I said ‘I hope I don’t get in trouble for that one’,” Santiago told CBS North Carolina.

Source: Wake Forest mail carrier talks about saving packages from her burning truck | WNCN

  • Russ Gallegher

    Not a terribly smart move. A vehicle fire can get out of control FAST, and Where TF do you think the gas tank is? Right; at the rear of the truck.