Fire closes Big Arm Post Office


A fire at the Big Arm Post Office is causing some headaches for mail workers and nearby residents. It broke out just after 11 p.m. Tuesday near the bank of post office boxes.

The Polson Rural Fire Chief tells us it damaged some mail and estimates it caused about $40,000 worth of damage to the building.

The Big Arm Post Office holds 100 P.O. boxes and services 250 customers. Mail deliver and P.O. box distribution will be serviced out of the Elmo Post Office until further notice. That site is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It's located at 26288 Missoula Avenue in Elmo. The phone number is (406) 849-5587. The Polson Post Office will also take calls at (406) 883-2088.

Fire crews say nobody was injured in the fire. The cause is still under investigation. The Montana State Fire Marshal's Office spent Wednesday assisting with the investigation.

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