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City officials clarify cause of mail-truck fire

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City of Roswell officials on Tuesday moved to clarify the cause of an engine fire that severely damaged a local mail truck Monday afternoon as it traveled along South Michigan Avenue.

The original information, which was posted to the fire department’s Facebook page, was included in a photo caption that appeared in the Daily Record.

The city’s clarification of that information is as follows:

“Information in a March 18 post on the Roswell Fire Department Facebook page stated that “the mechanics of the engine were the cause of the fire.” It should be noted that statement was meant to indicate the cause of the fire was the mechanical, moving, heat-producing parts within the engine compartment.

“There was no intent by RFD to imply or have anyone infer that the professional mechanics who perform maintenance and repairs to these postal vehicles were to blame for the fire. In addition, investigators determined the cause of the fire was accidental in nature, but the exact cause within the engine remains undetermined.”