Local police and fire agencies responded to a fire at a commercial structure at the Washington Potato Company in Warden, Washington, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said.
There is a “risk of an ammonia tank exploding,” the sheriff’s office said.
Warder is about 90 miles southwest of Spokane. The city has a population of approximately 2,800, according to a recent estimate by the Census Bureau. It is not clear at this time the exact number of residents ordered to evacuate.
Authorities issued a level 3 evacuation, which meant “GO NOW”
“Law enforcement officers will go door to door to notify people in the Level 3 area,” the statement said.
Officials said no injuries had been reported so far.
“The Red Cross can help those displaced by #WardenFire,” Grant County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.
According to the Washington Potato Company, owned by Oregon Potato Co., it is known for “high-quality dehydrated and dehydrated frozen potato products both in the country and around the world.”