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Eerie Drone Video Shows USPS Carrier Delivering Mail in Burned California Neighborhood

13 Octobre 2017

According to The Mercury News, aerial photographer Douglas Thron was shooting video of Coffey Park, a neighborhood devastated by the recent fires, when he noticed the clean, white USPS truck.

The mail carrier can be seen stopping in front of lots where houses have burned down to cinders and placing packages in the mailboxes still left standing.

"This is an example of the long standing relationship that has been established between our carriers and their customers based on trust", District Manager Noemi Luna said.

A drone captured an otherworldly sight in Santa Rosa, California - a U.S. Postal Services worker dutifully delivering mail to addresses where only charred foundations remain after a fast-moving fire ripped through the neighborhood.

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As for the famous words "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds", that sentence is a quote from The Persian Wars by Herodotus; it is chiseled in the granite edifice of the New York City Post Office on Eighth Avenue.

"I did a double take", he told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I'd see areas that were totally fine, but then get to Fountaingrove Inn and The Hilton and see them wiped-out", he told the newspaper.

Firefighters battling the deadly blazes in Northern California faced a daunting challenge Wednesday: Winds picked back up, threatening to spread wildfires that already have killed 21 people, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced thousands of evacuations.

Thron, whose website describes him as an expert drone and seaplane aerial cinematographer licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration, seems to have filmed his footage on Monday, Oct. 9.

Eerie Drone Video Shows USPS Carrier Delivering Mail in Burned California Neighborhood