It’s like a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie.
The U.S. Post Office promises to deliver your mail no matter what — rain, shine, heat, and apparently, in the wake of the deadly Northern California wildfires.
A drone, piloted by Doug Thron, an aerial cinematographer, captured video of a mail truck making its normal postal route in the fire ravaged city of Santa Rosa, California. The wildfire has ripped across Northern California, killing 23, destroying homes, business, and local vineyards. Nearly 300 people are reported missing and more than 3,500 structures have been destroyed.
In the video, the truck drives through many blocks of burnt houses, stopping at a few to put mail in mailboxes. The driver is the only sign of life in the otherwise desolate suburb.
A postman delivers mail in fire-devastated Santa Rosa, California. The video was captured by Douglas Thron, an aerial cinematographer.
According toThe Mercury News, the drop offs were a request from the families at those homes.
“The carrier in question was honoring a request by a few customers who were being let back in the fire zone to retrieve personal items. A few customers asked the carrier to leave their mail if the mailbox was still standing because they could not get to the annex to retrieve it,” San Francisco USPS District Manager Noemi Luna told the Mercury News.
Raging wildfires tear through Northern California
The fires in California are still spreading, with forecasts expecting the fire to continue spreading through the weekend, with winds accelerating its spread.