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.

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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.

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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.

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