According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, local police and fire agencies set fire to a business structure at the Washington Potato Company in Warden, Washington.
The sheriff’s office said that “the ammonia tank was in danger of explosion”.
The warden is located approximately 90 miles southwest of Spokane. According to a recent Census Bureau estimate, the city has a population of about 2,800. At this time it is unclear whether the exact number of residents has been ordered to evacuate.
Officials issued a Level 3 evacuation, which meant “all areas of Road U-SE and south of SR 170, warden,” to “Road Now”, a tweet from the Sheriff’s Office said late Thursday.
“Law enforcement officers will go door-to-door to inform people in the Level 3 area,” the message states.
Officials said that there were no reports of any injuries so far.
The Grant County Sheriff Office tweeted, “The Red Cross can provide assistance to people displaced by #WardenFire.”
According to the Washington Potato Company, owned by the Oregon Potato Company, it is “known both for domestic and worldwide for premium quality dehydrated and dehydrated potato products.”