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Cotton bale fire closes MissCo. highway

Posted on AllSides October 30th, 2023

DELL — A fire Monday morning caused law enforcement to close a nearly seven-mile stretch of Highway 18 in Mississippi County, as crews worked to put out the blaze. According to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, nearly 50 or so cotton bales were on fire on Highway 18 near Dell around 7 a.m. Monday. Crews worked to put out the fire, but were unable to do so. The smoke led to no visibility in the area on the heavily-traveled road, which runs between Jonesboro and Blytheville. As of Monday afternoon,...

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