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Smoke lingers as seeds smolder

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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

A cotton seed fire is smoldering in Douglas.

Two weeks ago a fire started at a cotton gin, in a large pile of cotton seed, and it's still smoldering.

Cotton gin workers are removing the seeds on layer at a time, which may take two or three more weeks.

 People with respiratory problems are being told to avoid the area, or stay inside until the smoke smell has cleared.

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