Liberal, KS

Now: 23 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 57 °F | Lo: 26 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Thursday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Friday

Hi: 62 °F 

Lo: 34 °F

Saturday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 29 °F

Sunday

Hi: 43 °F 

Lo: 23 °F

Cotton Gin Fire Contained

KSCB News - January 8, 2018 10:59 pm

(KWCH)The Stevens County Fire Department Monday details Sunday’s response to a cotton gin fire.

The fire department responded to a fire at Northwest Cotton Growers Gin, Inc. about noon Sunday. The department says the fire started when a spark reached a bur pile and tumbled down, fueled by wind, igniting the entire pile.

“Upon arrival, the decision was made to request mutual aide. Seven Kansas County Fire departments, one Oklahoma Fire Department, three Emergency Managers, Stevens County Health Department and Red Cross responded to the call,” the Stevens County Fire Department says.

At one point, the department says, 60 firefighters from the area fought to contain the fire in 40 to 45 mph winds.

Monday afternoon, the Stevens County Fire Department says the fire is contained, but crews are still monitoring hot spots.

“The fire departments’ quick response helped keep the fire contained to the cotton modules and there was no damage to the cotton gin structure itself,” the department says.

 

Latest Stories

Seymour Rogers FCCLA Results from Phoenix

Seymour Rogers Results from National Cluster Competition in Phoenix, Arizona Event Name of Student Results 1...

Governor Jeff Colyer Makes Judicial Appointment to the 16th District Court

   Topeka – The Governor has appointed Laura Lewis of Meade as a District Judge in...

Liberal Man Injured in Beaver County Accident

An injury accident  occurred Monday morning at 7:10am on County Road East West 14, 1 mile...