Owners Suspect Heat From Gin Ignited Cotton In Monday's Warehouse Fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/4/04

Owners Suspect Heat From Gin Ignited Cotton In Monday's Warehouse Fire

It's now believed that a cotton warehouse fire was caused by the cotton itself.

The fire sparked around eight Tuesday morning at Goetz & Son's Incorporated, located in the 700 Block of East 2nd Street. Firefighters battled the flames and snowy weather for hours on Tuesday. Owners lost about a sixth of the cotton that was stored in the building.

They think the cotton was hot from being ginned and ignited.

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