Cotton combine catches fire

Published 2:28 pm Monday, October 27, 2014

A combine caught fire in a cotton field on Sunday afternoon, causing more than $50,000 to the equipment and more damage to the cotton.

The fire was reported at 3:28 p.m., and units arrived on scene seven minutes later ot the field off Holland Road in the 1200 block of Longstreet Lane.

About $1,500 worth of damage to the cotton module was reported, and less than an acre of the cotton field was burned and destroyed. There were no injuries.

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One lane of Holland Road eastbound was closed briefly during the incident.