Firefighters Respond To Cotton Trash Fire At Gin Company

January 17, 2019

Fire departments from across the area responded to the West Florida Gin on Meadows Road in Davisville about 10:40 Thursday morning.

A fire was smoldering in cotton “trash”, a by-product of the cleaning and ginning process. The fires happen usually happen each year, and sometimes take several hours to extinguish.

There was no immediate reports to damage to the structures in the facility and no injuries reported.

The Walnut Hill, McDavid and Century stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, the Atmore Fire Department and the Nokomis (AL) Volunteer Fire Department were among those dispatched to the cotton gin.

NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.

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