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Postal worker 'saves Christmas' after USPS truck catches fire

Posted: 6:48 AM, Dec 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-14 16:40:27Z
Postal worker saves packages from burning truck
Postal worker saves packages from burning truck

Several Christmas packages were saved after a U.S. Postal Service truck caught fire in North Carolina.

The incident happened in Wake Forest, North Carolina after the engine compartment of the truck caught fire, according to Wake Forest-based WHNT

But the driver pulled several packages out of the truck before the gifts were caught in flames, witnesses told WHNT. 

“If it wasn’t for her quick thinking to pull right over and remove the parcels, it could’ve been tough… Somebody did save Christmas, you give all the credit to that postal carrier,” Wake Forest Fire Department Chief Ed Barrett said. 

A good Samaritan also helped. 

Find out more with this video from CNN.