Cotton picker burns on rural highway

Cotton picker burns on rural highway

IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) - Mark Hasty was coming from Irwinville to Tifton on Highway 125 about 3:00, and was just South of Waterloo in Irwin County, when he saw a cotton picker stopped in the road.

Hasty said the machine had small flames between wheels, but the flames grew quickly. He said when the cotton basket caught fire, the fuel soon ignited, and within a few minutes, it was engulfed.

He said the flames were at least 50 feet high.

He made a picture with his smartphone, and sent it to us at

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