Courtesy of: Grant County Sheriff's Office 

UPDATE:

WARDEN, Wash. -- All evacuations in Warden Washington are now a Level 1. All those evacuated because of the fire in Warden may return to their homes.

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WARDEN, Wash. -- Authorities have issued a Level 3 evacuation for all areas west of Road U-SE and south of SR170 in Warden Washington. The Level 3 evacuation means "get out now" and residents are being told to leave immediately. This is due to possible risk of an ammonia tank explosion from a fire at the Washington Potato facility in Warden. 

Firefighters from districts 4 (Warden), 5 (Moses Lake rural), Royal Slope and Adams 5 (Othello) are on scene battling the fire at this time. No injuries have been reported from the fire. 

Grant County Sheriff's Office says, "This Level 3 notice means you should leave the area now. Do not delay.

Law enforcement officers will go door-to-door to notify persons in the Level 3 area.

A hazard threatens your safety and the safety of your family. Local authorities will give you advice about what roads you should take to leave the area.

Emergency services may not be able to help you later if you decide to stay."

This is an ongoing incident and we will post updates as we receive them.