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Thursday, August 22

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The UPS processing plant in south suburban Hodgkins was the site of an exta-alarm fire last night. Several truck trailers burned after a fire started in the receiving area. Lots of destroyed or damaged packages -- hopefully none were yours. (Apparently the Hodgkins facility is UPS's largest, containing 2 million of the company's 25 million square feet of floorspace.)

 
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