UPDATE: Wilson firefighters leave moat bale fire after 28 hours - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

UPDATE: Wilson firefighters leave moat bale fire after 28 hours

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  High winds and dry conditions continue to be a concern for crews monitoring a cotton moat bale fire in Wilson. Volunteer firefighters left the scene after 28 hours on the job.

Employees with Fiber Brite,  the 24-hour cotton mote bale processing plant, will watch the hot spots. Crews on the scene believe static energy in cotton moat bales sparked the fire. The company's insurance agents were on the scene Saturday surveying the damage. The early estimates indicate more than $3 million.

The Wilson firefighters tell KCBD they appreciate all the help from Slaton firefighters, citizens in the community and First Bank and Trust for all the support they received while fighting the fire.

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