Fire temporarily closes Marsing Post Office

Posted at 12:38 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 14:39:54-05

MARSING, Idaho — The Marsing Post Office is temporarily closed after a a fire in an adjacent building.

The fire happened Friday, February 28, causing four employees to be evacuated. No injuries were sustained and there was no damage to customer mail or postal property.

"Out of concern for customers, Postmaster Marnie McNeil offered to retrieve Post Office Box mail for customers so that they would not be exposed to the smoke which still lingered in the lobby [Friday] afternoon," a press release stated. "Although Post Office Box mail is still accessible in the 24 hour Post Office Box lobby, customers are strongly advised to avoid entering the lobby until smoke has completely cleared."

Retail operations are temporarily suspended at the Marsing Post Office and are expected to resume at 8:00 am on Monday, March 2nd.

During suspension of services, retail customers may visit the following location for their shipping and service needs:
Huston Post Office
16021 Pride Lane
Huston, ID 83630
(208) 454-0982
09:00-10:30 am Saturday
09:00-11:30 am, 12:30-4:00 pm Mon-Fri

Delivery of mail to Marsing residents will not be impacted or delayed by this incident.

“I am so relieved that everyone made it out safe in time,” said Postmaster McNeil. “The safety of our customers and employees is the most important thing right now.”

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.