Fire in postal drop box destroys mail

MANATEE — A fire destroyed most of the mail in a drop box at the U.S. Post Office in the 4100 block of 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies, who responded shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, said they did not know how the fire started.

The case was being investigated as a criminal mischief.