Mailbox fire considered to be arson
A mailbox fire at Westview Center is being treated as arson, according to the Hastings Fire Department.
The box, a U.S. Postal Service drive-up mail collection box located in the parking lot, had a fire lit inside it sometime Wednesday night or Thursday, July 3 or 4, said Fire and EMS Director Mike Schutt. It was discovered Friday when a postal carrier attempted to collect the mail. The fire was contained within the box, and all the contents were burned.