Load Of Cotton Catches Fire, Causes Detour On Slaton Highway - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/14/06

Load Of Cotton Catches Fire, Causes Detour On Slaton Highway

A cotton fire caused traffic delays on US Highway 84, near Slaton, for several hours Friday.

Authorities had to re-route traffic after the break's on a tractor trailer overheated and caused a load of cotton to catch fire.  It made a mess all over the highway and destroyed 90 bales of cotton.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

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