MOUNT VERNON, Maine (AP) — A UPS driver alerted firefighters to smoke coming from a home and waited for help to arrive before resuming his deliveries.
Nathan Allen, 40, of Augusta, noticed smoke coming from a garage when he was dropping off a package last week.READ MORE: Ice Safety: What You Should Be Looking Out For
He called 911 and waited for local fire crews to arrive before he continued on with his delivery route, the Kennebec Journal reported. Allen said he later learned that a plastic teacup had fallen onto a cooktop.READ MORE: Man Can't Get Heart Transplant Because He's Not Vaccinated Against COVID
Mount Vernon Fire Chief Jason Beckler said delivery drivers have become the eyes and ears for his department.
He said one of them recently reported a downed power line. “They are quite helpful,” he said.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Surveillance Photo Shows Suspect In Deadly Shooting At South Shore Plaza
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