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Through the roof

An employee reported a house fire, helping avert a total loss

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Huntingdon, TN, City Carrier Assistant Jodee Jones

City Carrier Assistant Jodee Jones was recently driving along her route in Huntingdon, TN, when she saw smoke coming from the roof of a home.

After Jones called 911, firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze.

The residents, who were not there at the time, thanked Jones the next day, telling her that if the call had been received just minutes later, the fire would likely have resulted in a total loss.

“I am glad to have been in the exact spot I was that day,” said Jones. “It brings me great joy knowing I saved a family from losing everything.”

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