The gin alerted the firefighters to the blaze in cotton trash at 11.30am on Tuesday, with five trucks, a pumper and a tanker responding.
On Tuesday afternoon in a statement to the NVI, Carroll Cotton Co owners Scott and Trudy Davies said they wanted to “thank our team and everyone involved in controlling the fire that flared onsite this morning”.
“We thank all the members of the Rural Fire Service and Gunnedah Fire & Rescue that attended in such a prompt and efficient manner,” Mr Davies said.
“We are also grateful for all the neighbours that arrived or rang to see the status of the fire and to ask whether they could give us a hand.
“Gunnedah Shire Council also kindly contributed resources to help with the fire.”
Mr Davies said a local supermarket had also helped out.
“We live in a wonderful community, which was also highlighted when Trudy went into town to buy ice and water for all the fire volunteers and Gunnedah Woolworths generously donated boxes of fresh fruit and helped source other suppliers of ice because they had sold out,” Mr Davies said.