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Extensive Damage Caused by Fire in Cotton Storage Bin

Posted November 25, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— A Hoke County cotton farmer is trying to determine how much of his crop went up in smoke Sunday night.

The fire at the Oakdale Cotton Gin just outside Raeford began at about 10 p.m. Between 40 and 50 bales of cotton were destroyed and there were no injuries.

Investigators don't yet know how the fire started, but say arson is a possibility.