New post office opens in Winthrop

Published: Oct. 10, 2019 at 2:53 PM EDT
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Fire gutted the former Winthrop Post Office in February of 2017.

On Thursday officials held a ceremony to open a new one.

The fire started in a void space in the attic of the former building.

The Main Street building was torn down and services provided from a mobile mail van in the parking lot while the building was rebuilt.

Federal investigators determined that fire was likely the result of a mechanical or electrical malfunction.

Because the fire caused so much damage, they were not able to pinpoint an exact cause.