Post Office in Montana Safe from Costly Fire

Costly fire in Montana

Employees of the Superior, MT, Post Office had an up-close view of nature at its most destructive as the West Mullan wildfire wreaked havoc in far western Montana.

The situation is not nearly as dangerous as the photo makes it seem. Much of downtown is protected by a wide river known as the Clark Fork.

Postmaster Jeff Shauvin notes, “the fire station is right behind us.”

Delivery interruptions have been minimal, Shauvin reports, thanks to the efforts of HCR drivers Frances Higgs and Rachel McGillvray.

“They’ve worked with and communicated with firefighting personnel to ensure delivery to as many customers as safely possible,” Shauvin said.

The West Mullan fire was sparked on July 14 and to date has consumed 6,300 acres. Costs to fight the fire have topped $7 million.

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  1. Linda A. Cross, Maint Support at Reno P & D C - Maint Dept

     /  August 2, 2013

    Glad to see you are all safe and everything going well. It sure came right to your back door. Ironically, my home caught fire in Reno, NV that same day but I wasn’t so lucky. Although my house is still there, I have extensive kitchen, family room, and smoke damage. Bless you all. Hope this will be the only one you see for a very long time.

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