I don't know how many of the community have heard about this fire. The Patrick Cudahy Plant is one of the largest meat manufacturing plants anywhere. The bad news is it affects over 1800 workers. The good news was the plant was closed for the holiday weekend so there was no injuries. They had to evacuate everyone living within a 1 mile radius of the blaze (fortunately we live just outside that 1 mile radius by about a block). The concern now is getting the fire under control so it doesn't reach ammonia tanks and possibly cause an explosion. Some of these firefighters have been at this blaze since it started late last night. Please keep these guys in your prayers.
Here are some pics: