All postal services at the Munger Station have been moved temporarily after a Friday night fire damaged the building, postal officials said Monday.
No mail was damaged, officials said.
Smoke was reported by a patron who had gone inside to drop off a letter just before 9 p.m. Friday, Wichita fire Capt. Stuart Bevis said.
Fire crews found heavy smoke inside and a small fire in an office area of the building at 1314 N. Oliver. They doused it within seconds, Bevis said. An audio-visual cart had melted from the heat.
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An electrical short of some sort is suspected in the fire.
The exact source of ignition is unlikely to be determined because of 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.
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 St. 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.