The Postal Service closes offices as wildfires continue to grow in the West Coast


The US Postal Service announced on Monday that it was closing some of its post offices in California, Oregon, and Washington amid the jungle that destroyed the West Coast.

“There are some temporary service disruptions as a result of wildfires in CA, WA and OR,” USPS wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The postal service provided a link to its website listing the locations that have been affected by the closure and an alternate address where residents can pick up their mail.

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Closed offices come before the November election, which is estimated to see a record number of ballot mails between the estimated coronavirus epidemics.

Wildfires have destroyed property, causing heavy losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that may last for a year or longer.

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In California, about 17,000 firefighters are battling 29 major wildfires. Since mid-August, the blasts destroyed 4,100 buildings and killed 24 people in the state. There have been 3.3 million acres of fire in California this year – a desolate in size compared to Connecticut.

President Trump visited Northern California on Monday for a briefing by Democratic Government Gavin Newsom and other state and federal officials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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