Firefighters from Littlefield, Sudan and Amherst were on the scene of a major fire at the ICT Cotton Storage Warehouse located at 601 Hopping Plant Road just off of North highway 385, North of Littlefield.
Littlefield Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Jordan said the fire was called in at approximately 8:20pm Monday night. The fire could be seen as far as 6 miles outiside of Littlefield and heavy smoke in the area forced the evacuation of some homes in the area. Those residents were allowed back in early Tuesday morning.
Fire Department crews said the fire was mostly contained by 11:30pm Monday night, however, crews will remain on the scene until the cotton burrs are totally burned out.