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Fire at southwest Oklahoma City UPS burns trailer holding about 1,100 packages

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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you’re expecting a package from UPS, it might be just a bit delayed and very charred.

Crews put out a fire at a southwest Oklahoma City UPS store for the second time in less than 24 hours.

Officials said the fire started at about 1:30 a.m. when an employee tried to “illuminate” an area with a lighter where something spilled inside a trailer.

According to fire crews, the substance that spilled was alcohol and it caught fire burning the trailer containing about 1,100 packages.

The trailer was backed up to the building in the loading dock had to be pulled away from the building to keep the fire from spreading.

Authorities said the flames caused about $90,000 of damage to the trailer and packages and about $60,000 of damage to the building.

The fire flared up again after 6 a.m. with smoke coming from the side of the building.

Crews said it was more than likely an electrical issue; they shut off the power and that solved the issue.