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Tifton cotton seed plant burns

November 4, 2003
Tifton- Several thousand tons of cotton seed were still burning Tuesday night at the Chickasha Cotton Seed Plant.

The fire started just before 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon at the plant just south of downtown Tifton. We don't yet know how it started.

Luckily, all 50 employees got out safely. It's the back part of the building firefighters were still working on.

"We have set up protective measures because there are some chemicals out here that are pretty bad in the back," said Tifton Fire Chief Mike Flippo.

Cotton seed fires are hard to put out because it the seed is so dense and there is so much of it in the plant. No one works in this building where the cotton seed is stored.

posted at 11:20 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com