LEOTI, Kan. (AP) – Evacuations orders have been lifted in a western Kansas town threatened by a fertilizer plant fire, officials said.
Barricades to the town of Leoti had been removed by Tuesday night and those evacuated were allowed to return to their homes, Wichita County Clerk Lynda Goodrich told television station KWCH.
Parts of the town had been evacuated because hazardous materials were involved in the Tuesday afternoon fire at a Nutrien Ag Solutions plant in Leoti, a town of about 1,500 that lies 226 miles (364 kilometers) northwest of Wichita.
A company spokeswoman said Tuesday that no injuries were immediately reported from the fire.
It was not clear by Wednesday morning how many people had been evacuated. Goodrich said a temporary shelter was established at the Community Building in Leoti to help those temporarily displaced.