High Winds Fuel Cotton Burr Fire in Floyd County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/29/08

High Winds Fuel Cotton Burr Fire in Floyd County

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Since Monday, high winds have helped spread fires across several counties.

At least five area fire departments were called out to Floyd around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

NewsChannel 11 has learned that  40 to 50,000 bales of cotton burrs caught on fire and then spread to the surrounding grass.

At one point, the fire was even threatening a home nearby.

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