Fire causes 5 day power outage at Sheepshead Bay Post Office

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A Friday morning inferno that ripped by means of the constructing above the Sheepshead Bay Post Office knocked out power within the structure — sending the mail emporium into an ongoing state of darkness.

The second ground of the E. 18th Street constructing burst into flames at round 7 am on Feb. 12, and firefighters spent round 45 minutes quelling the blaze, in response to the FDNY. 

Yet, the injury induced the publish office serving Brooklyn’s 11235 zip code to quickly halt deliveries for a day — and it nonetheless stays unclear when postage at present contained in the broken constructing shall be delivered. 

No mail was harmed in the course of the hearth, in response to USPS spokesperson Amy Gibbs, however it received’t be delivered till publish office staff can safely reenter the constructing. 

Use of retail providers and publish office packing containers are additionally suspended till additional discover whereas mail carriers work out of a close-by USPS publish office, the rep instructed Brooklyn Paper.

The first-floor publish office itself did undergo some injury from each the blaze and the water used to douse it, and as of Feb. 13, particles blocked any path to the constructing’s entrance door, in response to the world’s group board head.

“I was there Saturday and there was debris all over that was thrown out from the top floor,” mentioned Community Board 15 Chair Theresa Scavo. “You couldn’t get near the door, you couldn’t get near it.” 

However, Scavo mentioned she has not heard any complaints from the group in regard to mail delays.

“I have not a word about how it’s affecting people, whether the mail is being delivered,” she mentioned.

Has your mail supply been impacted by the publish office hearth? Contact Brooklyn Paper reporter Jessica Parks at [email protected]

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