Firefighters Battle Cotton Gin Fire
By: Heartland News
NEW MADRID, Mo. - Firefighters battled a cotton gin fire in New Madrid.
According to the owner, the fire was smaller than earlier reported.
Employees at the Riley cotton gin are back in business Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities say the fire broke out around 10:30 Monday night at Riley's cotton gin.
That gin is located at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway D.
Firefighters were on the scene for about four hours putting out hot spots, but an operations manager says the damage was "minute."