ANTHONY (AP) — A fire has been reported at a gin in southern Kansas where as many as 300 bales of cotton are burning. The Hutchinson News reports the fire was discovered Monday at the Southern Kansas Cotton Growers Co-op Gin near Anthony. Manager Gary Feist says he received a call that one of the gin’s pods of cotton caught fire.

Feist suspects the fire came from the middle of one of the bales. He says they can smolder internally without anyone knowing.

Loss was estimated at about $300,000.