WICHITA — All postal services at the Munger Station have been temporarily relocated as a result of the Friday night fire that damaged the building, postal officials said today.
Smoke was reported by a patron who had gone inside to drop off a letter just before 9 p.m., Wichita Fire Capt. Stuart Bevis said.
When fire crews arrived at the building, 1314 N. Oliver, they found heavy smoke inside once they finally forced entry into the well-secured building.
Firefighters found a small fire in an office area of the building and doused it within seconds, Bevis said. An audio-visual cart had melted from the heat, and an electrical short of some sort is suspected in the fire.
The exact source of where the fire started is unlikely to be determined, however, because of the extensive fire damage in that small area, Bevis said. The fire caused an estimated $300,000 damage to the building and its contents, he said — almost all of it smoke damage.
No mail was damaged in the fire, postal officials said today. Mail delivery will continue, but until further notice customers with a post office box at Munger must pick up their mail at the downtown station.
Customers in zip codes 67208 and 67220 can pick up left-notice packages at the downtown station as well.
Customers in ZIP Code 67218 may pick up left-notice packages at the River City Station at 3241 S. Hydraulic. Retail hours at the River City Station are weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Customers will need to bring photo identification when picking up their mail, officials said.