90 bales burn before storm

By Gale Rose
Pratt Tribune – June 21, 2018

Photo by Gale Rose

Firefighters joined forces to put out a stubborn mote bale fire at the Next GINeration Cotton Gin in Cullison Tuesday night. Because of threatening weather late Tuesday night that included predicted high winds, Cullison requested help from other fire districts with tankers and trucks to get the fire out before the storm. Firefighters from Cullison, Township 12, Iuka, Haviland and Kiowa County helped control the fire, said Next GINeration Cotton Gin office manager Cassie Goyen.

The 90 bales that burned were in one group north of the gin building. Mote cotton is material left over from the ginning process and is a cotton by product used to make cotton swabs and toilet paper. The bales have very little value so there was no real monetary loss to the gin, Goyen said.

Firefighters were on scene for several hours to make sure the fire was controlled and did not spread before the storm came in.


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